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11/28/2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Give to the nonprofits that make this the place we call home – give where you live!

Mark your calendars! Join the #GIVINGTUESDAY movement this giving season and support the Friends of the Mt Shasta Avalanche Center. Schedule your donation today for Giving Tuesday by clicking here!

FMSAC has once again been selected to participate in North State Giving Tuesday, a 14 hour online giving event for local non-profit organizations and we'd love your support.

Help us reach our fundraising goal of $5,000

You can donate at https://northstategives.org/ on Tuesday, November 28th between 6:00am and 8:00 pm or you can make a donation at our Giving Tuesday Party in Mt. Shasta. Additionally, you can schedule your donation ahead of time at the northstate gives website. Your donation is tax deductible. 

Join us and share this event with your friends and family

On Giving Tuesday, we're going to throw a party with the Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Organization. Join us at the Shasta Mountain Guides headquarters on 230 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. in Mt. Shasta. This will be a great opportunity to celebrate our amazing ski community and support the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center and Mt. Shasta Nordic Center.

We will have computers and tablets set up so you can donate at the party.

  • Local beer and snacks
  • Celebrate and socialize with your local ski community

Learn More About North State Giving Tuesday at https://northstategives.org/

More than $80,000 in incentive funds are available for nonprofits, generously provided by the Knodel Family Endowment Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

Party

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12/01/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm, 01/05/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm, 02/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm, 03/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn what to Know Before You Go into the backcountry during the winter including how to recognize the clues to avalanche danger along with some basics on safe travel in the backcountry. A short film with amazing footage from Sherpa Cinemas, Red Bull Media House, Brain Farm, and the Utah Avalanche Center will be shown followed by a short presentation discussing the salient points of the film.  This is a fun way to connect with the outdoor community, inspire you to get outside in the winter, while providing valuable information to keep you safe while traveling in and near avalanche terrain.

Call (530) 926-4511 for more information.

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12/02/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm, 01/06/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm, 02/03/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm, 03/03/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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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12/09/2017 - 7:00pm

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.skimovie.com

Join the Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center for this special event at the Sisson Museum in Mt. Shasta (1 North Old Stage Rd.) Saturday, December 9th, 2017. Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets $15 at the door, kids 10 & under free. Snacks, beer and wine will be available. A special raffle will be held to support the Mt Shasta High School Alpine Team.

 

$15
12/01/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm, 01/05/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm, 02/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm, 03/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn what to Know Before You Go into the backcountry during the winter including how to recognize the clues to avalanche danger along with some basics on safe travel in the backcountry. A short film with amazing footage from Sherpa Cinemas, Red Bull Media House, Brain Farm, and the Utah Avalanche Center will be shown followed by a short presentation discussing the salient points of the film.  This is a fun way to connect with the outdoor community, inspire you to get outside in the winter, while providing valuable information to keep you safe while traveling in and near avalanche terrain.

Call (530) 926-4511 for more information.

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12/02/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm, 01/06/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm, 02/03/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm, 03/03/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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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01/13/2018 - 9:00am

The Mt Shasta Avalanche Center is proud to announce an avalanche awareness and companion rescue class specifically for SNOWMOBILERS!

Spend the day with MSAC professionals as we provide you with avalanche and rescue information specifically catered toward the snowmobiler’s mind. The day will start at 9 am at the US Forest Service conference room (204 West Alma, Mount Shasta, CA 96067). 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. If you don't have a beacon, shovel and probe, no problem! We will have some for you to use. Demos of several different types of beacons (BCA, Ortovox, Pieps, Mammut/Barryvox) will be available.This course is not to be missed!

For more information, call 530-926-4511 or email nimeyers@fs.fed.us

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01/20/2018 - 10:00am

  

The 5th Annual Shasta Ascension Backcountry Race will be held at the Mount Shasta Ski Park. Climb up the mountain then ski back down. Splitboards, Randonee, Telemark welcome. Costumes encouraged!! Great prizes will be given for best costumes, fastest time in each age category and overall. Events to support the Mt Shasta Avalanche Center will be going on all day long, with free backcountry ski demos, hosted by the Fifth Season; free intro to backcountry ski clinic by Shasta Mountain Guides; and the 16th Anniversary Snow Ball with live music and lots of prizes in the evening.

 

Course:

The race 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).

 

UPDATED: New course variation planned for this year! The course will begin and end at the base area of the Mount Shasta Ski Park.  It will have FOUR 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 Butte, then down North Saddle, out the Cat Track to Coyote Gully, and up Grey Butte to the Beyond the Boundaries Cabin.  From the Cabin, the racer will descend Grey Butte, to Coyote Gully, THEN climb up a set Bootpack to the top of Coyote Butte, and then finally descend to the finish line at the base area.  The course will be marked with wands and flags.

 

The course is over 5 miles long and gains 2,633 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 9:30 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 9:30 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.

 

Other Activities

The Fifth Season will be sponsoring a backcountry ski demo day at the Mt Shasta Ski Park. Leading companies representing backcountry ski gear are invited to attend. Demo the very best in ski mountaineering/randonee gear available on the market today for no charge(valid driver’s license and credit card required).

Free Introduction to Backcountry Skiing Clinic, offered  by Shasta Mountain Guides. The clinic begins at 11:00 am at the Mt Shasta Ski Park. Pre register at http://shastaguides.com/ Be sure to register early, as limited spaces are available.

Annual Snow Ball

Following the daytime activities will be the 16th Annual Snow Ball at the Mount Shasta City Park featuring live music.  Doors open at 5:30  pm  In addition to awesome live music, there will be a silent auction, and a great gear raffle. Appetizers will be provided with local beer and wine available for purchase.  Tickets are $25, and will be sold at The Fifth Season, Shasta Base Camp, and at the door. Get your tickets early as this event usually sells out!

 

 

$20
01/20/2018 - 5:30pm

Mt. Shasta City Park (1315 Nixon Rd, Mt Shasta, CA) ~ all ages welcome! ~ Tickets are available at the Fifth Season, Shasta Base Camp, and at the door. This event sells out, so get your tickets early.

  • Doors open at 5:30PM
  • Live music 
  • Beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert
  • Raffle and Silent Auction with great prizes

This season at the Snow Ball, we are excited to present a new format of events with a social/cocktail hour and silent auction from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, followed by live music and raffle from 7:45pm to closing. Our vision is to give guests an opportunity to socialize in a quieter setting before the headlining music starts. We will have bistro tables set up, will be providing light appetizers, and have local beer and wine for purchase. We hope to see you there!

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!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ...

 

 

$25
12/01/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm, 01/05/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm, 02/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm, 03/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn what to Know Before You Go into the backcountry during the winter including how to recognize the clues to avalanche danger along with some basics on safe travel in the backcountry. A short film with amazing footage from Sherpa Cinemas, Red Bull Media House, Brain Farm, and the Utah Avalanche Center will be shown followed by a short presentation discussing the salient points of the film.  This is a fun way to connect with the outdoor community, inspire you to get outside in the winter, while providing valuable information to keep you safe while traveling in and near avalanche terrain.

Call (530) 926-4511 for more information.

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