The northern mountains of California were made famous by the photography of Ansel Adams, the stunning jagged peaks rise sharply and dramatically and it’s no wonder people venture from all around to experience their grandeur. Mt. Shasta Ski Park is an equally stunning resort located atop a massive dormant volcano in the Cascade Range of Northern California. Mt. Shasta is the fifth highest mountain in California; it’s one of the nation’s youngest resorts. Although its history as a ski area dates back to 1959, the resort opened for the first time as Mt. Shasta Ski Park in 1985, to this day it remains managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Mt. Shasta has worked incredibly hard to become the premiere resort that it is today, and this year is no exception.
There are 425 acres of skiable terrain, 1,435 feet of vertical and more than 30 trails. The runs are greatly varied; 20% are ideal for beginner skiers and riders, 55% for intermediate levels and the remaining 25% is suitable for advanced and expert levels. There is night skiing on nearly half the terrain, three terrain parks perfect for all experience levels of riders and skiers, and a 300 foot long super halfpipe for the more daring to enjoy. There are plenty of challenging runs for all experience levels.
Off the slopes, Mt. Shasta Ski Park boasts several restaurants and bars to relax in after a long day on the mountain. While there isn’t lodging located at the resort, the ski area has partnered with many of the area’s local lodgings and offers some great ski and stay deals throughout the winter. It’s a pure and unadulterated ski resort that offers the best terrain without the unnecessary glitz and glamour of other resorts.
Mt. Shasta has some of the best night skiing in the area and now with their great new deal, skiers and riders will get two lift tickets for the price of one on Tuesday and Thursday nights throughout the season. It’s a 50% savings and a perfect way to spend a work or school night with a friend or family member. Additionally, every day the resort offers a wide variety of affordable lift tickets, so skiers and riders can enjoy the resort any day of the week. Check out why people rave about Mt. Shasta Ski Park and enjoy.
Photo of Mt. Shasta courtesy of Michael Zanger