Mountain Climbing in Mt. Shasta
Fifth Season Mountaineering Shop. This shop rents bicycles and skiing and climbing equipment, and operates a recorded 24-hour climber-skier report. 300 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta, CA, 96067. 530/926–3606; 530/926–5555 ski phone. www.thefifthseason.com.
Shasta Mountain Guides. These guides lead hiking, climbing, and ski-touring groups to the summit of Mt. Shasta. Mount Shasta, CA, 96067. 530/926–3117. shastaguides.com.
Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park. On the southeast flank of Mt. Shasta, this ski park has three triple-chair lifts and two surface lifts on 425 skiable acres. Three-quarters of the trails are for beginning or intermediate skiers. The area's vertical drop is 1,435 feet, with a top elevation of 6,890 feet. The longest of the 32 trails is 1.75 miles. A package for beginners, available through the ski school, includes a lift ticket, ski rental, and a lesson. The school also runs ski and snowboard programs for children. There's night skiing for those who want to see the moon rise as they schuss. The base lodge has a simple café, a ski shop, and a ski-snowboard rental shop. Hwy. 89 exit east from I–5, south of Mt. Shasta, Mount Shasta, CA. 530/926–8610, 800/754–7427, or. www.skipark.com. Winter ski season schedule: Sun.–Wed. 9–4, Thurs.–Sat. 9–9.
Mt. Shasta Nordic Center. This center, run by a nonprofit, maintains 15 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Ski Park Hwy., off Hwy. 89 (take I–5's McCloud exit), Mount Shasta, CA, 96067. 530/926–2142. mtshastanordic.org.
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