With more than 11 feet of snow at the top of the slopes,  and over six feet at the base, the Mt. Shasta Ski Park is ready to resume operations the moment their electricity is restored.
“Our crews are doing a heroic job, working night and day to keep the park groomed and ready to go,” said general manager Chuck Young on Saturday afternoon. “Now we’re just waiting on the power. As soon as that comes back on, we’ll be ready to open immediately.”
Power at the park went out on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Young said, due to extremely heavy snowfall that knocked out the line between Mount Shasta and the park.
It’s been out ever since.
Over the past four days, the ski park’s crew has been hard at work keeping everything in tip-top shape, he said.
“We have about 40 employees working right now – groomers, shovelers, equipment personnel, and ski patrol, who are making sure there’s no avalanche danger,” said Young.
“All our runs are groomed, we’ve been running snowcats 24 hours a day. All three lifts are operational. We’re just waiting for the power.”
Pacific Power crews have been working feverishly to restore power, however, due to the extensive damage, the going has been slow.
As for the large amount of snow that’s been dumped on the park in the past week, Young said it’s been unbelievable.
“For such a short period of time, I’m sure it’s close to a record,” he said.
To check the conditions at the park, you can go to their website at www.skipark.com