Mount Shasta Ski Park is a ski area located in the state of California in USA. The resort is in the town of Mount Shasta, CA.
We recently ranked all of California's ski resorts, so you can see where Mount Shasta Ski Park stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mount Shasta Ski Park is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Mount Shasta Ski Park around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mount Shasta Ski Park Terrain Overview
Mount Shasta Ski Park has a total of 32 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 425 acres, Mount Shasta Ski Park has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 172 hectares, 0.7 square miles, or 1.7 square kilometers.
Mount Shasta Ski Park's slopes see on average 275 inches (8.4 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 22 feet every year!
Mount Shasta Ski Park Elevation
Mount Shasta Ski Park has a summit elevation of 6,890 feet, or 2,100 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,500 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,390 feet (424 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mount Shasta Ski Park's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Mount Shasta Ski Park Difficulty Level
44.3out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Mount Shasta Ski Park has 425 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mount Shasta Ski Park is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mount Shasta Ski Park good for beginners?
Mount Shasta Ski Park can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mount Shasta Ski Park Location
Mount Shasta Ski Park is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Mount Shasta, CA.
Mount Shasta, CA 96067 USA
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Getting to Mount Shasta Ski Park
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Shasta Ski Park), its coordinates of 41.31000, -122.29000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Mount Shasta, CA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mount Shasta Ski Park.
|Reno–Tahoe International Airport||RNO||Reno, NV||182 mi|
|Sacramento International Airport||SMF||Sacramento, CA||184 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mount Shasta Ski Park.
|Redding Municipal Airport||RDD||Redding, CA||55 mi|
|Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport||LMT||Klamath Falls, OR||65 mi|
|Rogue Valley International Medford Airport||MFR||Medford, OR||79 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Shasta Ski Park, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mount Shasta Ski Park.
|Mountain High||Wrightwood, CA||8,200 ft||52%||46 mi|
|Mount Ashland||Ashland, OR||7,500 ft||53%||58 mi|
|China Peak||Big Bar, CA||8,709 ft||64%||62 mi|
Mount Shasta Ski Park Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||6,890 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,500 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,390 ft|
(20% Beginner, 55% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||275 inches|