Mt Shasta Ski Park Update: Closed for the Season

by Shasta Cascade on April 12, 2009

mt-shasta-snow-and-iceThe Ski Park closed for the Season April 12th.

Redding Newspaper clip

I think it’s interesting to note that the article mentions the ski park still had plenty of snow in the upper elevations.  Instead, the closing was due more to the slow economy.

According to a San Francisco Chronicle article, this season was a disaster for the Tahoe ski resorts because of the slow economy, so I imagine it was the same situation for Mt. Shasta.

Past Updates:

2/12/2009: The snow season sure came late this year (see 1/18/09 story below), but operations are now in full force. After receiving nearly 3 feet of new snow, Ski Park has incredible snow without the long lines or high prices of Tahoe.

Click here to visit the Mt Shasta Ski Park Website

Interested in a ski vacation at Mt Shasta? Click here for Ski/Stay Vacation suggestions. If you need lodging, it’s recommended that you stay in either McCloud or Mt Shasta City…the ski park is located five minutes from either one.
Mt Shasta City is a larger town than McCloud, and has more places to eat and stay. But, if you’re interested in staying somewhere more remote and beautiful, then McCloud is the place for you.

1/18/09: Barely any Snow at Mt. Shasta Ski Park

Mt Shasta Ski Park Parking Lot Jan 2009It’s hard to believe that last January, the Mt. Shasta Ski Park had the deepest snow of any ski resort in the US. This year, there’s barely any snow at the park, located at 5,200 ft elevation. Most of the snow now on the ground fell a month ago, and daytime temperatures for the last week hovered in the 60’s. This weekend is a three days, due to Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, and as you can see from the pictures below, the park doesn’t have many cars in the lot.

Keep your fingers crossed….snow is in the forecast for next weekend.

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