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 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
Racers must carry the following equipment throughout the race:
- Randonee, telemark, or splitboard
- Climbing skins
- Avalanche beacon
- Avalanche probe
- Snow shovel
- Wind-proof jacket or shell
If you are interested in volunteering for the events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.