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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|
|SEATS||CAPACITY/HOUR||LENGTH in ft||VERTICAL in ft|
|MOVING CARPET LIFT||1,600||300||52|
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.
– 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.