Avalanche Awareness - REI Medford, OR
12/06/2016

This 1.5 hour FREE presentation discusses the key factors leading to avalanche formation and avalanche accidents. Join REI and Mt Shasta Avalanche Center to learn how to recognize the clues to avalanche danger along with some basics on safe travel in the backcountry.

Visit the link below to register!

http://https://www.rei.com/events/avalanche-awareness-presented-by-mt-shasta-avalanche-ctr/medford/158888

 

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Avalanche Awareness Presentation
12/09/2016

Join us at 7 pm at Shasta Mountain Guides Storefront, 230 N Mt Shasta Blvd in Mt Shasta, for a 1.5 hour presentation of the key factors leading to avalanche formation and avalanche accidents. Learn how to recognize the clues to avalanche danger along with some basics on safe travel in the backcountry.  Also, a National Weather Service Meteorologist will present a short half hour presentation on the weather and climate outlook for this year. Call (530) 926-4511 for more information.

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Companion Rescue Beacon Clinic
12/10/2016

Avalanche Companion Rescue and Beacon Clinic - Meet at The Fifth Season, Mt Shasta, CA - 9am - Carpool to Bunny Flat for half day training. Avalanche transcievers, or beacons, are the best tools we have to find someone buried in an avalanche. Join us and learn how to use one and effectively carry out a companion rescue. It is also a great chance to brush up on your skills. Demos of several different types (BCA, Ortovox, Pieps, Mammut/Barryvox) will be available. Dress to be outside on the snow.

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'A Skiers Journey' Movie Night
12/10/2016

Join us for this special fundraiser for the Mt Shasta Avalanche Center and Mt Shasta High School Alpine Race Team 

Check it out at www.askiersjourney.com

For more information email fmsac@fmsac.org.

 

$15
Avalanche Awareness Presentation
01/06/2017

Join us at 7 pm at Shasta Mountain Guides Storefront, 230 N Mt Shasta Blvd in Mt Shasta, for a 1.5 hour presentation of the key factors leading to avalanche formation and avalanche accidents. Learn how to recognize the clues to avalanche danger along with some basics on safe travel in the backcountry.  Also, a National Weather Service Meteorologist will present a short half hour presentation on the weather and climate outlook for this year. Call (530) 926-4511 for more information.

$0
Companion Rescue Beacon Clinic
01/07/2017

Avalanche Companion Rescue and Beacon Clinic - Meet at The Fifth Season, Mt Shasta, CA - 9am - Carpool to Bunny Flat for half day training. Avalanche transcievers, or beacons, are the best tools we have to find someone buried in an avalanche. Join us and learn how to use one and effectively carry out a companion rescue. It is also a great chance to brush up on your skills. Demos of several different types (BCA, Ortovox, Pieps, Mammut/Barryvox) will be available. Dress to be outside on the snow.

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15th Anniversary SNOW BALL
01/21/2017

Mt. Shasta City Park (1315 Nixon Rd, Mt Shasta, CA) ~ all ages welcome! ~ Tickets will be available at the Fifth Season, Shasta Base Camp, and at the door. Doors open at 6:30PM. Live music!  Raffle and Silent Auction with great prizes.

A community tradition and celebration of the winter backcountry recreation season, it is also one of our biggest fundraising events.  Come support the Mt Shasta Avalanche Center!

$25
Shasta Ascension Backcountry Race
01/21/2017

The 4th Annual Shasta Ascension Backcountry Race will be held at the Mount Shasta Ski Park. It follows a traditional randonee (ski mountaineering) format with “... a timed event that follows an established trail through challenging winter alpine terrain while passing through a series of checkpoints.  Racers climb and descend under their own power using backcountry skiing equipment and techniques” (USSMA).

Costumes encouraged!!!!

 

Course:

The course will begin and end at the base area at the Mount Shasta Ski Park.  It will have three checkpoints, where racers will transition from skinning to skiing/boarding or vice versa.  The approximate route will take the racers from the base area to the top of Douglas chairlift, then down North Saddle, out the Cat Track to the base of Grey Butte, and up Grey Butte to the Beyond the Boundaries Cabin.  From the Cabin, the racer will descend Grey Butte, to the Cat Track, and to the finish line at the base area.  The course will be marked with wands and red panels.

 

The course is 5 miles long and gains 2,150 vertical feet.

 

Racers will stay in control at all times.  Be aware that the general public will be on the runs as the racers descend. The course route is dependent on weather and snow conditions.

 

Registration:

  • Open 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM the day of the event.  

  • Located in the Upper Lodge at the Mount Shasta Ski Park

  • Entrance fee is $20.  

  • Divisions for men and women:  

    • 18 years and under

    • 19-59 years

    • 60 years and older

    • Splitboards all ages

Mandatory gear:  Racers must carry the following equipment throughout the race.

  • Randonee, telemark, or splitboard

  • Climbing skins

  • Avalanche beacon

  • Avalanche probe

  • Snow shovel

  • Backpack

 

Recommended gear:

  • Water/food

  • Wind-proof jacket or shell

 

Race Rules

  • Registration is between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM

  • Waivers must be signed by all racers at registration

  • Race starts at 9:30 AM

  • Participants should follow the course as close as possible

  • The participants must use climbing skins for ascending, except if there is a designated boot pack section.

  • Passing is allowed in all areas, safety first.

  • Any competitor who is caught up to must immediately yield the trail to the faster participant.

  • All racers are obligated to come to the aid of a person in danger.

  • Check Points (transitions to or from skinning or skiing) will be marked with flags or banners, and will have a course marshal present.

  • At each checkpoint, participants must shout their bib number to the Course Marshal and confirm that Course Marshal replies with your correct number.

  • The Race Director reserves the right to modify the event and race course at any time for safety reasons.

  • In case of withdrawal during the event, the competitor must notify a Race Marshal (via the closest checkpoint) by any means and in the shortest time possible.

  • The Organizers reserve the right to force a competitor to withdraw for health or safety reasons.

  • Awards will be presented approximately 30 minutes after the last competitor crosses the finish line.

 

This event is permitted by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and operates on a non-discriminatory basis.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

$20
Avalanche Awareness Presentation
02/03/2017

Join us at 7 pm at Shasta Mountain Guides Storefront, 230 N Mt Shasta Blvd in Mt Shasta, for a 1.5 hour presentation of the key factors leading to avalanche formation and avalanche accidents. Learn how to recognize the clues to avalanche danger along with some basics on safe travel in the backcountry.  Also, a National Weather Service Meteorologist will present a short half hour presentation on the weather and climate outlook for this year. Call (530) 926-4511 for more information.

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Companion Rescue Beacon Clinic
02/04/2017

Avalanche Companion Rescue and Beacon Clinic - Meet at The Fifth Season, Mt Shasta, CA - 9am - Carpool to Bunny Flat for half day training. Avalanche transcievers, or beacons, are the best tools we have to find someone buried in an avalanche. Join us and learn how to use one and effectively carry out a companion rescue. It is also a great chance to brush up on your skills. Demos of several different types (BCA, Ortovox, Pieps, Mammut/Barryvox) will be available. Dress to be outside on the snow.

$0

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