Ski Castle Peak

  • 03/24/2019
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Donner Summit Sno-Park Exit 176
  • 6


Registration is closed

Join MAA members at Castle Peak near Truckee for some scenic backcountry skiing. This is one of the most accessible peaks right off I-80, with a variety of terrain. Current Avalanche 1 training and avy gear required to attend. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!

SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on MAA profile, including evidence of Avy Level 1 and equipment. Those registered will be notified.


  • What's happening: backcountry skiing on Castle Peak, laps on bowls and faces with tree cover. 1 - 2 mile approach, elevations from 7,200 to 9,200 feet.
  • Where to meet: 8:00 am, Donner Summit Sno-Park, Exit 176 off I-80. Sno-Park pass required!
  • Event Leader: Stephen Moeller (916) 969-9347
  • Minimum / Maximum: 4,8
  • What to bring: Skis, boots, skins, poles, avy beacon, probe, shovel, appropriate winter clothing and layers, lunch, water, pack and sense of adventure!
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
  • Additional Info: While winter driving expect storms, carry chains and plan extra time for treacherous conditions.
  • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
  • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
  • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
  • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
  • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
  • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

(916) 692-0005

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