The question

When is the Mt. Shasta Ski Park planning to open for the season?

The question
When is the Mt. Shasta Ski Park planning to open for the season?

The answer
The staff’s been hired, the lodge and rental shop are gearing up for business, and there’s a “decent” base at Mt. Shasta Ski Park – now all they need is snow, said Marketing Director Jim Mullins on Tuesday.

“Snow willing, we’re going to open in mid-December,” Mullins said. “As soon as this high pressure ridge leaves and we get some colder weather, we’ll be set to go.”

With the warmer daytime temperatures in the 50s, Mullins said the Ski Park can’t make snow.

Opened in 1985, the Ski Park features 32 trails and four lifts – Marmot, Douglas, Coyote and the learning tow.
This year, Mullins said the park purchased a new brush masticator, which allowed them to chew up brush along the trails, making it easier to open with less snow, because there won’t be as much brush to cover.

Mullins said every Friday and Saturday evenings January through the end of March, there will be live music at the Ski Park. He’s also looking foward to the big season kickoff on New Year’s Eve, when the park has fireworks, live music and is open until midnight.

For more about the Mt. Shasta Ski Park, visit their website at www.skipark.com