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Shasta Ascension Backcountry Race

Shasta Ascension Backcountry Race

The Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center and the Mount Shasta Ski Park present the 6th annual Shasta Ascension, a backcountry ski and splitboard race.  It 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.

This year’s costume theme is Soul Train Funk! Dust off your duds and get down to race up the mountain in support of the Avalanche Center. Prizes will be given for best costume.

Check the 2019 tee design! Cost will be only $10 for Racers.

shasta ascension race tee

Photo Credit: Mount Shasta Avalanche Center

Shasta Ascension Backcountry Race Registration:

  • Open 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM the day of the event.  Online registration is open!
  • Entrance fee is $25
  • Divisions for men and women:
    • 17 years and under
    • 18-59 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

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering for the events, please contact us at hanne.meyers@fmsac.org.

Other Activities

The Fifth Season will be sponsoring a backcountry ski demo day. 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).

Annual Snow Ball

The 17th Annual Snow Ball at the Mount Shasta City Park will follow the Shasta Ascension backcountry race activities.  Doors open at 5:30 pm. In addition to awesome live music, there will be a silent auction, and a great gear raffle. The event will provide appetizers, with local beer and wine available for purchase.  Tickets are sold at The Fifth Season (530) 926-3606 and at the door.

Tentative Course Map

tentative course map for Shasta Ascension Race in Siskiyou County

Photo Credit (map): Mount Shasta Avalanche Center

01/19/2019
01/19/2019 10:00 am 2019-01-19 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Shasta Ascension Backcountry Race The Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center and the Mount Shasta Ski Park present the 6th annual Shasta Ascension, a backcountry ski and splitboard race.  It 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. This year’s costume theme is Soul Train Funk! Dust off your duds and get down to race up the mountain in support of the Avalanche Center. Prizes will be given for best costume. Check the 2019 tee design! Cost will be only $10 for Racers. Photo Credit: Mount Shasta Avalanche Center Shasta Ascension Backcountry Race Registration: Open 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM the day of the event.  Online registration is open! Entrance fee is $25 Divisions for men and women: 17 years and under 18-59 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 Volunteering If you are interested in volunteering for the events, please contact us at hanne.meyers@fmsac.org. Other Activities The Fifth Season will be sponsoring a backcountry ski demo day. 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). Annual Snow Ball The 17th Annual Snow Ball at the Mount Shasta City Park will follow the Shasta Ascension backcountry race activities.  Doors open at 5:30 pm. In addition to awesome live music, there will be a silent auction, and a great gear raffle. The event will provide appetizers, with local beer and wine available for purchase.  Tickets are sold at The Fifth Season (530) 926-3606 and at the door. Tentative Course Map Photo Credit (map): Mount Shasta Avalanche Center Mt Shasta Ski Park ~ Exact location dependent upon weather and snow conditions

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Mt Shasta Ski Park ~ Exact location dependent upon weather and snow conditions

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backcountry, McCloud, Mount Shasta Avalanche Center, mountaineering, Mt. Shasta, race, randonee, siskiyou, ski, ski park, ski touring, Skiing, splitboard, telemark

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Shasta Ascension Backcountry Race

The Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center and the Mount Shasta Ski Park present the 6th annual Shasta Ascension, a backcountry ski and splitboard race.  It 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.

This year’s costume theme is Soul Train Funk! Dust off your duds and get down to race up the mountain in support of the Avalanche Center. Prizes will be given for best costume.

Check the 2019 tee design! Cost will be only $10 for Racers.

shasta ascension race tee

Photo Credit: Mount Shasta Avalanche Center

Shasta Ascension Backcountry Race Registration:

  • Open 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM the day of the event.  Online registration is open!
  • Entrance fee is $25
  • Divisions for men and women:
    • 17 years and under
    • 18-59 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

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering for the events, please contact us at hanne.meyers@fmsac.org.

Other Activities

The Fifth Season will be sponsoring a backcountry ski demo day. 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).

Annual Snow Ball

The 17th Annual Snow Ball at the Mount Shasta City Park will follow the Shasta Ascension backcountry race activities.  Doors open at 5:30 pm. In addition to awesome live music, there will be a silent auction, and a great gear raffle. The event will provide appetizers, with local beer and wine available for purchase.  Tickets are sold at The Fifth Season (530) 926-3606 and at the door.

Tentative Course Map

tentative course map for Shasta Ascension Race in Siskiyou County

Photo Credit (map): Mount Shasta Avalanche Center