Alpine Skiing and Riding
Mt. Shasta Ski Park
We love our home hill. Mt. Shasta Ski Park has been part of this community for decades. Being able to drive 20 minutes to get to a ski park where the lines aren’t long and the slopes aren’t overly crowded is something we’re all grateful for. This is a terrific park for learning to ski or ride, plus a great place to have an enjoyable day on the slopes. For such a small ski park, it has a lot to offer families and folks who want to ski or ride in a relaxed environment.
Things to know:
- The season pass sale happens online at skipark.com during the month of July. Set your calendar because the discount is worth it.
- Go early on holidays to get a good parking spot. It takes less than 20 minutes to get to the Park from Mt. Shasta, McCloud or Dunsmuir. Rally early and head up by 8:30am so you don’t have to sit in a line of cars on Ski Park Highway.
- Check out conditions and the weather forecast on the Ski Park’s website or go to their Facebook page, which is sometimes updated quicker in storm events.
- Keep your pass visible and well secured – the lifties want to see them every time and you don’t want to lose your ticket to fun
- Mt. Shasta, McCloud and Dunsmuir are all close to the park and you can find lodging and dining options in each town.
- Mt. Shasta Ski Park holds a number of events during the winter season, including downhill races and terrain park competitions
- The Ski Park has a backcountry cabin you can rent for overnight stays (includes a kitchen cabin and a bunkhouse cabin that sleeps 6). Intermediate to advanced skills required to ski/ride into the cabin.
- The Ski Park also has a tubing hill that can keep the little ones entertained if they don’t want to ski or ride.
- Get the best rental gear around from us! We’ve got a variety of rental packages to choose from. You can pick up the evening before you head up or that morning, we open early (8am). Like us on FB and sign up for our email updates to learn about demo days at the Ski Park.
Build your skills:
- Downhill skiing or snowboarding lessons at Mt. Shasta Ski Park:
- The Ski Park’s learning center offers private and group lessons geared towards a range of skill levels. Once the New Year’s holiday is over, you can also benefit from the 1-2-3 Learn to Ski or Ride packages, which provide three lessons with lift tickets and rentals. Once you’ve completed the lessons you get a pass for the remainer of the season. Be sure to check out the details on all of the packages offered.
- If you’re looking to build a ski or snowboard racing skill set, the Mt. Shasta Ski & Snowboard Team offers season-long programs to teach kids and adults. Learn to run gates and get ready for the spring ski and board races! Check out their list of programs here and keep in mind that registration opens in September. The Team also offers holiday camps around Christmas and New Years.
- Backcountry skill building at Mt. Shasta Ski Park:
- The Park’s backcountry guided day trips provide skiers and riders the chance to build skills in the backcountry terrain adjacent to the Ski Park. It’s a great step if you’re wanting to make the transition from the park to the backcountry.
Things to consider:
- While the Ski Park provides a great experience and an all around wide variety, this isn’t a big mountain. If you’re looking for long and steep black diamond runs you won’t find them here (but you can go backcountry skiing on Mount Shasta).
- If you’re planning to spend the day at the Park, bring layers for changing conditions.