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Mt. Shasta isn't Lake Tahoe, but that is what we love about it.  Enjoy the small town atmosphere with low priced lift tickets, short lines and a great family atmosphere.  The Mt. Shasta  Ski Park offers you traditional skiing and snowboarding with groomed, mogul and powder runs, but for those who seek the path less traveled  the region also offers some excellent back country routes.
mt-shasta-ski-park Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park  -  In one of the most spectacular settings on Earth, discover skiing and snowboarding at a uniquely modern resort that offers everything you'll need for an unforgettable winter vacation! With miles of great trails, impeccably groomed runs, and an enormous terrain garden featuring a new machine-sculpted half pipe, Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park is one of the best vacation values in the West. Come experience Northern California's largest night skiing operation or our newly expanded Cross Country Ski Center. Try something new, pure and Exciting! (800) SKI-SHASTA or (530) 926-8610 (lodge), (530) 926-8686 (snow phone), (530) 926-8638 (rentals)
shasta-base-campShasta Base Camp - The core of mountain culture and the beginning of every adventure... Shasta Base Camp a mountaineering, and backcountry supply shop located one Chestnet St. in Mount Shasta. Information available on backcountry locations and conditions on Mount Shasta and in Siskiyou County. (530) 926-2359
fifth-seasonThe Fifth Season -  The Fifth Season is headquarters for skiers, climbers, and snowboarders. As a North Face demo store, we offer a complete selection of the finest mountaineering and ski gear as well as the most current rental and demo equipment for Mt. Shasta adventures. Located in Mt. Shasta City. (530) 926-3606
shasta-high-camp"Climbing Mt. Shasta" -  author Steve Lewis. More Than a Guide Book! "Climbing Mt. Shasta" is the only written resource you'll need to help you prepare for a 14,162 ft. ascent on the second highest volcano in the United States. Also, resourceful information on mountaineering, hiking and backpacking; prepares you for your climb from the trailhead to the mystical volcano's summit.

Climbing - Excerpt from Climbing Mt. Shasta - Casaval Ridge route, (the favorite winter route) accessible from Bunny Flat, is one of the favorites among all climbers with its jagged, rocky spires overlooking Avalanche Gulch to the south and Hidden Valley to the north. This is an alternate route and is used in the winter when Avalanche Gulch is under extreme avalanche danger. During the summer, Casaval's rocky spires become too unstable for the climber to be below them.

Additional Listings

  • Shasta Vortex Adventures - 400 Chestnut Street, Mt. Shasta CA 96067 Phone: 530-926-4326.

Local Links

Avalanche Information

  • Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center - This web page provides climbers, skiers, snowboarders and other visitors with instant access to avalanche and climbing route advisories, plus online weather data and links for the Mt. Shasta area and beyond.
  • American Association of Avalanche Professionals (AAAP) - engaged in the study, forecasting, control and mitigation of snow avalanches.
  • Canadian Avalanche Association - provides certificate avalanche training courses for skiers, snowmobilers and others. Offers updates on danger levels in Western Canada.
  • Inside Avalanche! - explore a place where the art of film making meets the science of natural disasters for a NOVA special on avalanches.
  • Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center - promotes public safety by helping reduce the impacts of snow, avalanches and adverse mountain weather on transportation, industry and recreation.
  • Westwide Avalanche Network - site created in affiliation with the American Association of Avalanche Professionals.

Cross Country Skiing

Telemark Skiing

 Ski Equipment Manufacturers

  • Atomic Ski - Alpine and Nordic skis, bindings, boots, and accessories.
  • Elan Skis
  • Fels Canadian Ski Company - creates a performance ski with significant benefits for the average to advanced skier.
  • Goode Ski Technologies - offering snow and water skis and ski poles.
  • Igneous Ski Company - manufacturer of hand-made skis.
  • K2 Skis - maker of high performance skis and accessories. Includes a ski selector and store locator.
  • Kaestle Ski - manufacturer of Kaestle skis.
  • Skis Dynastar - includes information on Dynastar skis, Lange boots, Look bindings, Kerma poles, ski selector, dealers, shopping, and more.
  • Stockli Ski USA - swiss ski manufacturer that still makes skis by hand.
  • Volkl - manufacturer of snow skis and tennis rackets.

Snowboard Manufacturers




Ski & Snow Businesses

Mt. Shasta Ski & Snowboard Park - Location: Mt. Shasta | Phone: 800-SKI-SHASTA
The Sportsmen's Den - Location: Mt. Shasta | Phone: 530) 926-2295
Shasta Base Camp - Location: Mt. Shasta  | Phone: 800-652-2856
The Fifth Season - Location: Mt. Shasta  | Phone: 530.926.3606

Featured Businesses

Shasta Mountain Guides - Mt. Shasta's only local guide service. We offer a wide variety of mountaineering, special women's trips, rockclimbing and skiing. Please visit our web site for schedules and complete trip information.
The Fifth Season - Skiers, climbers, and snowboarders headquarters. As a North Face demo store, we offer a complete selection of the finest mountaineering and ski gear as well as the most current rental and demo equipment for Mt. Shasta adventures. Located in Mt. Shasta City. 530-926-3606