Today is the day, people. Far NorCal’s premiere ski resort is opening to the public today and the weather look fantastic. The storms of late-December and early-November have brought over 3 feet of snowpack to the top of Mt. Shasta Ski Park and just in time for opening day, the clouds parted and brought bluebird conditions to the park.
As I sit here at 5 am on Opening Day, the conditions couldn’t look better. Of course, I’m on edge waiting for the sunlight to show me how the park is looking today. Here is the webcam at the moment:
(By the way, the new webcams on the mountain are legit. You can get full 180 degree views of the base.)
So, how do we know today is going to be an epic day on the mountain? Well, the other day, the park received a fresh coat of snow to soften the snowpack:
Then, they took nature into their own hands and made a fresh batch of powder from their snowmakers:
From my viewpoint, it seems most, if not all of the mountain will be open to riders today, with early-season conditions prevalent in the wooded areas.
The clear skies will last until Thursday, but Friday will bring a brand new storm that is likely to bring a bunch more snow to the mountain:
We couldn’t be more excited for the wintertime in NorCal and hopefully…lots of snow. So, who’s calling in sick for work today?
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine