NEWS

Mt. Shasta Ski Park lifts start turning Thursday

Skye Kinkade

With the last round of storms, the Mt. Shasta Ski Park is set to open tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 17. With 24 inches of snow at the base and 33 inches at the top of Douglas, all three lifts will be in operation, with limited runs on Douglas and Coyote.

Lifts will start turning at 9 a.m. for day skiing, said marketing director Jim Mullins Wednesday afternoon.

In the last 24 hours, the Park received 8 inches of fresh snow. Though this week’s storm was warmer than anticipated, the Park did get enough snow for opening day.

With a 40 percent chance of  rain and snow showers in the city until Friday, then again Sunday through the rest of the week, winter sports enthusiasts are crossing their fingers for plenty of snow at the Park.

For information about snow conditions on the mountain, call the Mt. Shasta Ski Park snowphone at 926-8686. For a live webcam view of the conditions, visit the website www.skipark.com.

Among the events on this season’s Ski Park schedule are a family New Year’s Eve celebration, with live music, a Torchlight Parade, and raffles.; the Slopestyle Competition, the Over the Hill Races, the Rail Jam, and the California-Nevada Interscholastic Federation high school state ski and snowboard championships.

12/25/09

Friday – NIGHT SKIING BEGINS

12/31/09

Thursday – FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION Live music, Torchlight parade, Raffles, Open until midnight

1/30/10

Saturday – SLOPESTYLE COMPETITION (The start of the revolution terrain park series)

2/6/10

Saturday – HOLECEK GS( Ski Races)

2/7/10

Sunday – HOLECEK SL (Ski Races)

2/20/10

Saturday – BIG AIR COMPETITION (At the base area 2nd event of the revolution series)

2/26/10

Friday – COYOTE CLASSIC SG (Ski Races)

2/27/10

Saturday – COYOTE CLASSIC GS Ski Races

2/28/10

Sunday – COYOTE CLASSIC SL Ski Races

3/6/10

Saturday – GIANERA INDIVIDUAL  Ski Races

3/7/10

Sunday – GIANERA TEAM Ski Races

3/7/10

Sunday – HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS (ARRIVAL) (California / Nevada State championships)

3/8/10

Monday – HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS (SKI GS)

3/9/10

Tuesday – HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS (SKI SL)

3/10/10

Wednesday – HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS (SB)

3/11/10

Thursday – HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS (SB)

3/13/10

Saturday – OVER-THE-HILL RACE  Ski Races

3/14/10

Sunday – GENE LANDSMANN RACE Ski Races

3/26/10

Friday – RAIL JAM (Huge event at base area last competition of the revolution series)

4/10/10

Saturday – POND SKIM (A fan favorite)

4/11/10

Sunday – CLOSING DAY (DEPENDENT ON SNOW)