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Mount Shasta Skiing: A Winter Wonderland Day Trip

By November 10, 2023November 12th, 2023No Comments
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Are you looking for a perfect winter escape, a day of skiing surrounded by breathtaking scenery, and the option to relax by the lakeside afterward? Mount Shasta in Northern California is the ideal destination for a day of skiing. Located just a short drive from the Shasta Lakeshore Retreat at Shasta Lake, this winter wonderland offers an array of ski runs, lifts, and amenities to make your day unforgettable.

The Ski Resort: Mount Shasta Ski Park

Nestled on the southern flanks of the majestic Mount Shasta, the Mount Shasta Ski Park is a hidden gem for winter sports enthusiasts. Boasting an elevation of 5,434 feet and annual snowfall averaging around 300 inches, it provides the perfect conditions for an incredible skiing experience.

Ski Runs: The Mount Shasta Ski Park offers a variety of ski runs catering to all levels of skiers. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, you’ll find slopes that suit your skill level. From gentle green runs for beginners to challenging black diamonds for the experts, there’s something for everyone. The well-groomed trails wind through the pristine forests and offer stunning vistas of Mount Shasta.

Lifts: The ski park has a range of lifts, including a high-speed quad chairlift, to get you up the mountain quickly and efficiently. This means more skiing and less waiting in line.

Food and Drinks: After an exhilarating morning on the slopes, you’ll want to refuel. The resort offers dining options where you can enjoy a warm meal and hot beverages. From a cozy lodge with a roaring fireplace to a sunny deck with mountain views, you’ll find the perfect spot to relax and indulge in some comfort food.

Easy Drive from Shasta Lakeshore Retreat

One of the most significant advantages of skiing at Mount Shasta is its proximity to the Shasta Lakeshore Retreat at Shasta Lake. Located just about an hour’s drive away, this retreat offers a tranquil and picturesque setting, with the shimmering waters of Shasta Lake right at your doorstep.

Distance: The Mount Shasta Ski Park is approximately 60 miles (about a 1-hour drive) from the Shasta Lakeshore Retreat. This short commute makes it an ideal location for a day trip, allowing you to experience the best of both worlds: a serene lakeside retreat and an action-packed day on the slopes.

Advantages of Staying at the Lake: Here are some compelling reasons to choose Shasta Lakeshore Retreat as your base:

  1. Scenic Beauty: The retreat is situated on the shores of Shasta Lake, providing stunning views, and an opportunity to unwind in a tranquil natural setting.
  2. Relaxation: After a day of skiing, you can return to the retreat to relax and rejuvenate. You can soak in a hot tub, enjoy a lakeside picnic, or simply take in the serene surroundings.
  3. Cost-Effective: Staying by the lake can often be more budget-friendly than ski resort accommodations. You can also bring your snacks and meals if you prefer to cook, saving on dining expenses.
  4. Variety: The area around Shasta Lake offers a multitude of activities, from hiking and fishing to boat tours. You can extend your stay to explore more of the region.

So, whether you’re a skiing enthusiast or just looking for a fun winter adventure, a day trip to Mount Shasta Ski Park from the Shasta Lakeshore Retreat is a fantastic option. With its diverse ski runs, convenient lifts, and the peaceful retreat by the lake, you’ll create lasting memories of a winter wonderland day trip that you won’t soon forget. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the best of both worlds – the thrill of the slopes and the serenity of the lake.

November 10, 2023

David & Lori Raun
Shasta Lakeshore Retreat
Lori:  Cell/Text:  (925) 200-6934

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