Avalanche Awareness and Companion Rescue for SNOWMOBILERS
12/27/2014 - 9:00am

The Mt Shasta Avalanche Center is proud to announce continued avalanche awareness and companion rescue workshops specifically for SNOWMOBILERS! Snowmobile avalanche fatalities have been on the rise in the recent years. The MSAC is ready to ride and teach you how to safely navigate in the backcountry.

Come spend the day with MSAC professionals as we provide you with avalanche and rescue information specifically catered toward the snowmobilers mind. The day will start at 9am at the US Forest Service (204 West Alma Street) conference room. We'll provide a multimedia presentation with industry leading information that will get your juices flowing. Following, all riders will meet up in the Old Ski Bowl on the south side of Mt Shasta and spend the rest of the day practicing beacon, shovel and probe skills, terrain identification and management, and scenarios. This course is not to be missed!

We will host four of these days this season: December 27th, 2014, January 17th, 2015, February 21st, March 14th. Don't miss out! For more information, call 530-926-9617 or email Nick Meyers at nimeyers@fs.fed.us  Please email Nick if you plan on attending. Thanks!

 

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Avalanche Awareness Clinic
01/02/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Avalanche Awareness presentations for the 2014/2015 season will take place Friday evenings at Berryvale Grocery in the cafe (305 S Mt Shasta Blvd) in Mt Shasta, California on December 5, January 2, February 6 and March 6 from 7 to 9pm.  These 1.5 hour presentations discuss the key factors leading to avalanche formation and avalanche accidents. Also, we'll have a NWS meteorologist start us off with a short, 1/2 hour presentation on the weather and climate outlook for this year! Join us at 7 pm and learn how to recognize the clues to avalanche danger along with some basics on safe travel in the backcountry.  Call (530) 926-4511 for more information or email Nick Meyers at nimeyers@fs.fed.us  Hope to see you soon!

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Companion Rescue/Beacon Training
01/03/2015 - 9:00am

Avalanche transceivers, or beacons, are the best tools we have to find someone buried in an avalanche.  Join us and learn how to use one or come practice your skills. This clinic is for beginner to expert. You can never have enough practice saving your friends life!  Demos of several different types (BCA, Ortovox, Pieps, Mammut/Barryvox) will be available.  Dress to be outside on the snow.  All of these meet at The Fifth Season at 9 am, 300 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd, Mt. Shasta City, then travel to a training site.

 Transceiver clinics will be held on Saturdays, December 6, 2014, January 3, February 7 and March 7, 2015.

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Avalanche Awareness and Companion Rescue for SNOWMOBILERS
01/17/2015 - 9:00am

The Mt Shasta Avalanche Center is proud to announce continued avalanche awareness and companion rescue workshops specifically for SNOWMOBILERS! Snowmobile avalanche fatalities have been on the rise in the recent years. The MSAC is ready to ride and teach you how to safely navigate in the backcountry.

Come spend the day with MSAC professionals as we provide you with avalanche and rescue information specifically catered toward the snowmobilers mind. The day will start at 9am at the US Forest Service (204 West Alma Street) conference room. We'll provide a multimedia presentation with industry leading information that will get your juices flowing. Following, all riders will meet up in the Old Ski Bowl on the south side of Mt Shasta and spend the rest of the day practicing beacon, shovel and probe skills, terrain identification and management, and scenarios. This course is not to be missed!

We will host four of these days this season: December 27th, 2014, January 17th, 2015, February 21st, March 14th. Don't miss out! For more information, call 530-926-9617 or email Nick Meyers at nimeyers@fs.fed.us  Please email Nick if you plan on attending. Thanks!

 

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Shasta Ascension Randonee Race
01/24/2015 - 7:00am

Shasta Ascension Backcountry Ski Race

January 24, 2014

 

The Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center and the Mount Shasta Ski Park present the “Shasta Ascension,” a backcountry ski race at the Mount Shasta Ski Park.  It will follow 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 descent under their own power using backcountry skiing equipment and techniques” (USSMA).

 

Racers  will begin at the base area and climb to the upper flanks of Grey Butte and then ski or board back down.  Randonee, telemark, and split boards are welcome.  All racers should be comfortable climbing and descending advanced terrain.  

 

Registration is from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM the day of the event.  Entrance fee is $25.  There will be four divisions for men and women:  18 years and under, 19-49 years, 50 years and older, and splitboards all ages.  There will also be a non competitive division in which participants can ride the Douglas chairlift and enter the race at the top of Douglas Butte.  This division will not be timed, but is encouraged for families and children.  The awards will be given at the finish arena at the end of the race.

 

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 9:30 AM
  • Waivers must be signed by all racers at registration
  • Race starts at 10:00 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.

 

Course

        The course will begin and end at the base area at the Mount Shasta Ski Park.  It will have three checkpoints, where the racer will transition from skinning to skiing/boarding or vice versa.  The approximate route will take the racer 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 by any route chosen, to the Cat Track, and to the finish line at the base area.  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.

$25
The 13th Annual SNOW BALL
01/24/2015 - 6:00pm

The 12th Annual Snow Ball party and dance will take place Saturday, January 24th, 2015. Location and other details TBA.

Avalanche Awareness Clinic
02/06/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Avalanche Awareness presentations for the 2014/2015 season will take place Friday evenings at Berryvale Grocery in the cafe (305 S Mt Shasta Blvd) in Mt Shasta, California on December 5, January 2, February 6 and March 6 from 7 to 9pm.  These 1.5 hour presentations discuss the key factors leading to avalanche formation and avalanche accidents. Also, we'll have a NWS meteorologist start us off with a short, 1/2 hour presentation on the weather and climate outlook for this year! Join us at 7 pm and learn how to recognize the clues to avalanche danger along with some basics on safe travel in the backcountry.  Call (530) 926-4511 for more information or email Nick Meyers at nimeyers@fs.fed.us  Hope to see you soon!

 

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Companion Rescue/Beacon Training
02/07/2015 - 9:00am

Avalanche transceivers, or beacons, are the best tools we have to find someone buried in an avalanche.  Join us and learn how to use one or come practice your skills. This clinic is for beginner to expert. You can never have enough practice saving your friends life!  Demos of several different types (BCA, Ortovox, Pieps, Mammut/Barryvox) will be available.  Dress to be outside on the snow.  All of these meet at The Fifth Season at 9 am, 300 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd, Mt. Shasta City, then travel to a training site.

 Transceiver clinics will be held on Saturdays, December 6, 2014, January 3, February 7 and March 7, 2015.

 

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Avalanche Awareness and Companion Rescue for SNOWMOBILERS
02/21/2015 - 9:00am

The Mt Shasta Avalanche Center is proud to announce continued avalanche awareness and companion rescue workshops specifically for SNOWMOBILERS! Snowmobile avalanche fatalities have been on the rise in the recent years. The MSAC is ready to ride and teach you how to safely navigate in the backcountry.

Come spend the day with MSAC professionals as we provide you with avalanche and rescue information specifically catered toward the snowmobilers mind. The day will start at 9am at the US Forest Service (204 West Alma Street) conference room. We'll provide a multimedia presentation with industry leading information that will get your juices flowing. Following, all riders will meet up in the Old Ski Bowl on the south side of Mt Shasta and spend the rest of the day practicing beacon, shovel and probe skills, terrain identification and management, and scenarios. This course is not to be missed!

We will host four of these days this season: December 27th, 2014, January 17th, 2015, February 21st, March 14th. Don't miss out! For more information, call 530-926-9617 or email Nick Meyers at nimeyers@fs.fed.us  Please email Nick if you plan on attending. Thanks!

 

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Movie Night! "Slednecks"
02/21/2015 - 7:00pm

Showing at the Sisson Museum ~ 1 N. Mt. Shasta BLVD, Mt. Shasta, CA. 

http://shop.slednecks.com/

$10

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