With a height of over 14,000 feet and home to 8 glaciers including the largest in California, and a deep winter snowpack that allows skiing well into summer, Mt. Shasta is one of the premier ski destinations in the United States. The Everitt Memorial Highway provides easy year-round access from the city of Mt. Shasta to trailheads that lead to dramatic slopes, where back country skiers can experience continuous crevasse-free ski runs of up to 8,500 vertical feet!
If cross-country skiing is more to your taste, the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center offers 25 kilometers of groomed trails. (See #74 Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing.)
Or are you looking for ski lifts and downhill trails with varying degrees of difficulty? Shasta Ski Park, straddling Douglas Butte and Marmot Ridge on the lower southern flanks of Mt. Shasta, offers 32 ski runs with a total skiable vertical of 1,390 feet, as well as skiing lessons and equipment rentals.
Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, 530-926-4865 | VisitMtShasta.com
Mt. Shasta Nordic Center, 530-925-3495 | MtShastaNordic.org
Mt. Shasta Ski Park, 530-926-8610 | 800-SKI-SHASTA | SkiPark.com