The Mt. Shasta Ski Park is re-opening its Mountain Bike program starting Saturday, July 22 and continuing through Oct 14.
The Douglas and Marmot chairlifts will provide access to trails for all levels. Two irrigated Flow and Freestyle trails on the Marmot side and the downhill course on Douglas side will be irrigated.
More than 10 miles of single track/road trails are inside the Park, according to a press release.
Fred Broadbent, a local mountain bike rider, racer and trail builder, is the Ski Park’s new Mountain Bike Program Director.
Broadbent wrote to the newspaper: “I have been riding a long time and have ridden a lot of trails and bike parks around the region and beyond. I want to bring everything I know about riding and trail building to the Mt. Shasta Ski Park biking program. I want our trails to be appealing and fun for all disciplines of mountain biking and for abilities from beginner to professional.”
Over the years Broadbent has volunteered with construction improvements and maintenance to the Shastice Bike Park, Gateway Trail and Entertainer Trail Systems. He brings trail building experience gained from not only mountain biking, but from his motocross racing career, according to a Ski Park press release.
Broadbent is currently competing in the Expert Downhill Division in the USA Cycling Association series. He is a member of International Mountain Bike Association, Bike Shasta Organization, North Star Downhill Series Circuit.
Currently, he is training to gain sufficient points for the Pro Downhill Division category. With his experience, he will be a great asset to Mt. Shasta Ski Park’s Mountain Bike Program, stated the release.
Both Douglas and Marmot lifts will be in operation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Scenic chair rides will be available on the Douglas lift for those who want to enjoy the magnificent view of Siskiyou County.
Mud Creek will be open for food and beverages and to purchase mountain bike and scenic chair ride tickets. The Bike Store of Mount Shasta plans to be on site for quick repairs and service.
The press release also stated that the Ski Park will work closely with the Mount Shasta Trail Association and Bike Shasta Organization as they plan and develop a multi-use trail system between the city of Mount Shasta and the Ski Park.
Ticket costs are $29 for adults ages 13 and up; $19 for youth ages 9 to 12.
Scenic chair rides are available on Douglas only for $15 per trip. After unloading at the top, visitors can enjoy the view for a while before riding the chairlift back down.
Winter season passes are on sale now for $299 through July 31. After July 31, the price will be $499.
For more information visit skipark.com or call 530-926-8600.