The USDA Forest Service avalanche centers are continuing to operate despite the partial government shutdown because of the critical public safety information they provide.
Mount Shasta Avalanche Center ~ Ascension BC Race and Snow Ball
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.
Following the daytime activities will be the 17th Annual Snow Ball at the Mount Shasta City Park featuring live music.
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