It’s been a rough couple of years for Mt. Shasta Ski Park. They’ve had difficulty staying open for long periods of time as the winter season in Northern California has become shorter over the past 5 years. Last year’s drought kept them closed most of the winter and in 2016 they barely had any open days at all.
But with the recent snowstorms plowing through NorCal since Thanksgiving, the localized ski park sitting on the base of the mighty Mount Shasta looks like it will open soon.
Receiving a couple feet of early-season snow at the ski park has forced park officials to begin working their butts off to open the park as soon as possible. No opening date has been announced (they say sometime in mid-December) but a number of recent social media posts have shown their swift preparation for opening day.
At the end of November, they showed their snowplows working their way up Douglas to find 2 feet of new snow:
Then they shared a photo of Coyote looking nearly ready for the season:
After that, they began posting about their employees reporting for work before these beautiful images included the message “Opening soon!”:
Their webcams also look amazing. They upgraded their system to show you 180 degree views of the mountain. Here’s how it looked Tuesday morning:
The scheduled opening day is still not available to the public, but we have to assume it will occur soon – perhaps even this coming weekend or the next. With the weather related issues plaguing the mountain in the recent years, it’s important to support this resort when it does open. Go skiing, folks!
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine