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MSAC 8th Annual Shasta Ascension Backcountry Race

Date and Times

Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 7:00am to 12:00pm




Mt. Shasta Ski Park

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After a brief hiatus, the Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center and the Mount Shasta Ski Park present the 8th annual Shasta Ascension backcountry ski and splitboard race. The location will be at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park.

The race follows a traditional ski-mo (ski mountaineering) format of 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.

Randonee, telemark, and split boards are welcome. Racers should be comfortable climbing and descending advanced terrain.

Day of Registration:

• Registration 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM the day of the event.

• Entrance fee is $30 the day of

• Divisions for men and women:

18 years and under

19-29 years

30- 39 years

40-49 years

50-59 years

60 years and older

Splitboarders 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


If you are interested in volunteering for the events, please contact us at

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

• NO late starts. All racers must be in the starting arena prior to 10:00 AM

• Participants should follow the course as close as possible

• The participants must use climbing skins for ascending, except in designated boot pack sections.

• 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.