Mt. Shasta Ski Park Reduces Hours Due to Dwindling Snowpack

It’s been a difficult winter at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Following the robust precipitation of December, the snowfall has been few and far between at Mount Shasta’s only ski resort. Now, following a historically dry February and dwindling snowpack, the park has initiated end-of-season hours that significantly reduces the time you can ski at the park.

The ski park announced it will go forward this winter with closures on Monday through Thursday, with Friday through Sunday remaining open from 9 am to 4 pm. Twilight skiing has also been closed for the season.

Although the ski park received a few inches of snow in the past couple of days, the webcam shows a lot of dirt during the time of winter it should have significant snowpack:

It’s been a difficult winter for all Northern California ski resorts, especially compared to last winter, but Mt. Shasta Ski Park’s relatively low elevation and south-facing slopes make it susceptible to poor winters. It’s a tough reality for an area like Mount Shasta with an economy aided by winter tourism.

A closing date has not been announced by park officials yet, but we think it’s safe to say that if there isn’t some big storms coming through soon, it could be any day now.

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