Despite a limited opening Dec. 20 with only the Marmot lift servicing five runs, whoops and hollers echoed off the hillsides at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park as hungry skiers and boarders took to the slopes.
By Monday, the Douglas lift was open with two runs, Highland Glide and Halley’s Comet. Park staff reported that snow making continues and along with the continuing storms more runs will be opened as conditions allow.
“I have no complaints,” said a skier on Dec. 20. “It’s a beautiful day and I can’t think of anywhere else I would rather be.”
One older gentleman came all the way from Cottonwood for the opening.
“I wasn’t going to miss opening day,” he said.
Skiers and boarders were in line as early as 8:30 for the 9 a.m. start. What snow there was turned out to be pretty good as the sun came out and the runs softened.
The 10 day weather forecast calls for snow showers every day through  the end of the month.
The Park is hosting a New Year’s Eve party that includes live music with the band Rockit and a torchlight parade down Marmot.
For more information, call the snow phone at 926-8686 or visit the website at www.skipark.com.
The ski report from as of Wednesday morning, Dec. 24, 2008, as posted at http://skipark.com/report.html:
Date: DEC. 24
Day of week: WEDNESDAY, 5am
Day Skiing (from 9am - 4pm): OPEN, LIMITED
Night Skiing (3pm - 9pm): CLOSED
Hours of Operation:
WEATHER:
Temperature at the Lodge: 25 degrees
Sky: OVERCAST, HEAVY SNOW
Wind: MODERATE
Visibility: LIMITED
Snow Depth Base: 24+ inches
Snow Depth Top: 25+ inches
New Snow Overnight: 2"
New Snow past 24 hours: 4"
(measurements begin from the time the Park closed yesterday)
Snowmaking: NO
Snow Surface: Packed Powder
Trails Open: 13
Nr. of Trails Groomed: 13
Lifts Open: 2
TERRAIN PARKS N/A
Revolution Terrain Park:
Silver Tip Terrain Park:
Super Pipe:NO
Super Pipe (cut/not cut):
Upcoming Events: THE IDEAL TIME TO LEARN
LIFT TICKET RATES: SPECIAL WEEKDAY PRICES: $32 FOR ADULTS, $17 JRS/SRS AND $5

Road conditions: PLOWED AND SNOW COVERED. 4WD, STUDS OR CHAINS MAY BE REQUIRED