Mt. Shasta Ski Park

Fresh powder at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park

The Mount Shasta Ski Park is located 5 miles from Main Street, McCloud and 9 miles from the Eagle’s Rest off Hwy. 89 as you head toward Mt. Shasta City. From McCloud, simply head west on 89 and follow the signs to the Ski Park.

The ski area lies about 6 mi south of the summit of 14,162-foot Mount Shasta, the second highest volcano in the Cascade Range. It straddles several small volcanic buttes on the lower southern flanks of the massive stratovolcano, with chairlifts running to the top of the 6,567-foot Douglas Butte, and the 6,150-foot Marmot Ridge. The total skiable vertical is 1,390-feet, with 20% of the terrain rated beginner (green), 55% intermediate (blue), and 25% advanced (black).

The Ski Park was actually the second ski area constructed on Mount Shasta, and the only one which now survives. The old Mount Shasta Ski Bowl was built in 1958 in a huge open cirque much higher up on the southern flank of the volcano, with a lodge at 7,800 feet and lifts topping out above timberline at 9,200 feet. However, the ski area had often been in financial trouble, and a massive avalanche in January 1978 that destroyed the main chairlift was the finishing blow. Once the old Ski Bowl closed there was no lift-served skiing on Mount Shasta until 1985, when local businessmen and developers began construction of a new ski area. The Mount Shasta Ski Park opened on December 14, 1985, and has been successfully operating for over almost three decades since then.

Website: www.skipark.com

Phone: (530) 926-8610

Mail Address: Mt. Shasta Ski Park, 104 Siskiyou Avenue, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067