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- 425 acres of skiable terrain - 20% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced
- 1,435 vertical feet - 275 inches of annual snowfall
- 32 trails - 3 triple chairs, 2 moving carpet lifts
- Longest run: 1.75 miles -
- Night skiing on 14 trails and 3 lifts - Terrain Parks: Beginner, intermediate & advanced


DOUGLAS TRIPLE 192 1,800 3,196 1,155
COYOTE TRIPLE 210 1,800 3,500 1095
MARMOT TRIPLE 216 1,800 3,580 705
MAGIC CARPET 1,600 150  11


The history of lift- service downhill skiing on Mt. Shasta began in 1959 with the creation of the old Mt. Shasta ski bowl, located at the end of Everitt Memorial Highway.
The old Ski Bowl was situated above the tree line and was routinely plagued with whiteouts, avalanches and road closures. In 1978, the Ski Bowl was struck by a huge avalanche that destroyed the main chair lift.
From 1978 to 1985 there was no downhill skiing on Mt. Shasta. In 1985, a group of local businessmen formed Wintun Development Company with the express purpose of re- establishing skiing on Mt. Shasta.
In the summer of 1985 construction began. The Mt. Shasta Ski Park opened December 14, 1985.

  • 1985 December 14, Mt. Shasta Ski Park opens for business.
  • 1986 $2.2 million paving of Ski Park Highway
  • 1986 Mulching of ski trails with cedar bark.
  • 1987 Construction of new lodge containing rental shop, ski school and lunchroom.
  • 1987 Three new runs created.
  • 1987 First phase of night lighting on Marmot Ridge.
  • 1987 Introduction of Educational Ski Program (ESP).
  • 1988 New sun patio constructed.
  • 1988 Summer operations began.
  • 1991 First phase of snowmaking system installed on Marmot Ridge.
  • 1992 Additional 10 kilometers of trails added to Nordic Center.
  • 1994 Second Phase of snowmaking on Douglas Butte constructed.
  • 1995 Additional snowmaking system added to Douglas Butte Trail System.
  • 1995 Second phase of night lighting added on Douglas Butte.
  • 1996 New Coyote Butte lift.
  • 1996 Expanded lodge facilities including new bar and lounge, larger seating area, new retail store, children’s ski school area and outdoor café.
  • 1997 1,000,000th Guest visits Ski Park
  • 1997 New enlarged Terrain Park.
  • 1997 New “Wild Side” Cross Country Trail.
  • 1998 Purchase of 3 new Snowcat grooming machines, Half Pipe Grinder, 5 new snowmaking machines, the creation of 2 new alpine runs and the addition of 1 new XC trail.
  • 1999 5 new downhill trails, 3 kilometers of XC trails, expanded rental shop, 300 new parking spaces and a new beginner Terrain Park.
  • 2003 New pipe dragon 2004 New BR350 SNOWCAT
  • 2004 Ski Park becomes 100% family owned and comes under family management.
  • 2005 Ski Park provides it’s own Ski Park Hwy snow removal 2005 Purchased GOLIATH rotary snowplow2004 Coyote Joe becomes the Ski Park’s own mascot
  • 2005 20th Anniversary.
  • 2006 Built new locker room building.
  • 2006 Purchased new snowcat.
  • 2006 Installation of Magic Carpet conveyor lift.
  • 2006 Install automatic snowmaking system.
  • 2007 Built new observation deck on top of Douglas.
  • 2010 Purchased new Bison snow cat
  • 2010 Remodeled BC’s Pizza Kitchen
  • 2010 Added coffee shop and bistro on lower level
  • 2010 Moved the retail shop to new and better location
  • 2010 25th year in operation
  • 2013  New 300 ft moving conveyor lift replaces rope tow
  • 2013 Remodeled upper deck w/ fire place


– Although there are only 69 mountains over the 14,000- foot mark in the United States, Mt. Shasta is the most massive, boasting a 100 cubic miles of mass.

– Because there is a sulfur steam vent near the summit of Mt. Shasta, the mountain is considered a dormant, as opposed to an inactive, volcano.

– A Shasta- Trinity Forest wilderness ranger and Ski Park employee, Dan Towner, has the record for the most ascents of Mt. Shasta: He has climbed the mountain well over 140 times!

– The Guinness Book if World Records reports Mount Shasta received the most snowfall ever in a single snowstorm: 189 inches (15 ¾ feet) February 13th to the 19th, 1959.

– The youngest person to successfully climb Mount Shasta was a five-year-old girl in the 1960’s and in the 1980’s an 86-year-old man climbed to the top.

– Built in 1985 MT. SHASTA SKI PARK is the newest winter resort in California and one of the newest in the entire United States.

Mt. Shasta Ski & Snowboard Team National Ski Areas Association