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Avalanche Awareness and REI

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Avalanche Awareness Comes To The Bay Area Hey Bay Area, thanks to our partners at REI we will be bringing Avalanche Awareness to you this winter.  REI has agreed to host our instructors for 11 evening events this year at no cost to the participants.  These events will be roughly an hour and a half […]

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Guide Tip: Inspecting An Avalanche Airbag

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The Guide Tip series is a partnership between California Ski Guides and the Sierra Avalanche Center to provide quality information to keep skiers and snowboarders safe in the backcountry. In this episode, Senior Ski Guide “JB” Brown discusses inspecting an avalanche airbag to make sure you can use it safely in the backcountry:  

Sierra High Route Event

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Come out tonight, March 9th, for a backcountry skiing slideshow from Mt. Shasta’s own David Cressman and Aaron Beverly. The program begins at 7PM at the Sisson Museum Auditorium in Mt. Shasta, with a suggested donation of $8 as a fundraiser for Siskiyou Land Trust. Sierra High Route Ski Tour David Cressman and Aaron Beverly will […]

Second Snowpocalypse Set To Dump 6ft on Shasta

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This past week the shovels and plows were in full effect around the state of California as we were pounded by over 10ft of snow in most of the State.  Mammoth received even more with almost 200 inches of snow since January 1st.  Even as that storm ended forecasters were warning of another round of […]

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Quick Guide Tip: Electronic Noise

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  Electronic Noise is a phenomenon were electronic devices can interfere with the signal immitted and receive from your avalanche beacon.  In the event that you do need to search for someone electronic noise can hamper your ability to quickly recover someone.  We recommend when traveling in avalanche terrain you leave other electronic devices turned off […]

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California Buried Under Record Storms

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California Off to Record Breaking Season Since New Year’s day California has been in the midst of one of the wettest Pacific flows in history.   It has been snowing non-stop for many of the mountain communities around the state since even before January 1st.   This was all capped off this past week with an atmospheric […]