The Christmas storm that past through Northern California gave the mountains a fresh coating of snow. Just enough snow to allow the Mt. Shasta Ski Park to open its lifts for the first time this season on December 26th.
The ski park announced its opening plans the day before Christmas, as crews worked tirelessly during the past week to make snow and provide a base on the slopes. With the addition of 5 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, it looks like today will bring a nice opening day on Shasta.
As with anything in 2020, the skiing on Shasta will look a little different this season. The mountain will be adhering to Covid-19 protocols, so as of now, you can’t purchase any walk-up lift tickets. You can buy your tickets online, but you have to reserve them two days in advance.
They will be controlling the crowds from the parking lot, which means the earlier you get on the mountain, the better. The lodge will be closed and only take-out food available, so plan on using your vehicle as your resting place throughout the day.
Winter has officially arriver in Far NorCal and we couldn’t be more excited! For more information on lift tickets and Covid-19 procedures on the mountain, go to skipark.com.
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine