Join us Friday or Saturday evenings for Twilight Skiing! During December and January Watch a beautiful sunset over the Eddies before riding underneath the lights and stars. Come Spring, these extra hours let you get in a few more runs during the day! Make sure to come into Sliders Bar for a drink or visit Powder Hound Cafe for an Elk Burger and garlic fries!.
4 pm to 7 pm on Friday (December-March)
4 pm to 6 pm on Saturday (All Season!)
Last day of Twilight Skiing will be April 20th 2019! A full Month longer than normal!
Mt Shasta Ski Park prides itself with an extensive snowmaking system which can cover up to 277 acres out of a total of 425 acres with man-made snow. This helps to complement the natural snow fall in key areas throughout the Ski Park. In the beginning of the season an artificial snow is commonly used to create a great base because the artificial snow crystals are denser making the snow last longer.
The secret to “blowing” snow from any of the Ski Park’s 19 snow guns is the combination of water under high pressure and cold air. The Ski Parks System can store nearly 11 million gallons of water. This amount of water could cover 34 acres with 1 foot of snow. It takes over 4 hours of snowmaking to cover approximately a ¾ acre area with 8 inches of snow and it takes about 6 to 8 days of snow making to drain our snowmaking reserve. All that cold water is pumped by 4 large pumps with 550 psi of pressure through hundreds of feet of underground pipes to the Ski Park’s network of snow guns. This network contains both mobile and fixed snow guns.
The snow gun serves as the mixing chamber for the water and air. The mixture creates small water droplets under pressure, which are then forced out of the small gun nozzle into the air. When the mist of water droplets is released into the atmosphere’s lower pressure, it expands, releasing energy in the form of heat and “super cooling” the droplets, which then freeze as they drift to the ground. The temperatures must be below 28 degrees with low humidity in the air before we can begin to make snow.
The adjustment of the air/water mixture, along with the selection and placement of the guns, is part of the process that constitutes the snowmaker’s art. Atmospheric conditions change constantly even between different areas of the Ski Park slopes.
Snowmaking crews are busy every minute of the night adjusting the air/water mixture in an effort to keep all the guns operating efficiently.
It is always a challenge to find the right temperature window. Particularly during atmospheric inversions. During Inversions snowmaking can be hindered because warm air is trapped on the ground prohibiting the operation of the snow guns.
At the Ski Park the snowmaking strategy is to make snow in the base area first before moving up the mountain. After piles of artificial snow are made at one location, the guns are moved to a new location and the snow cats start pushing the piles of snow. The piles are mixed with natural snow and pushed to cover each run with a snow base of about 18″. The layers are then groomed two or three times to create a smooth, even snow surface for our guests to enjoy.
Snowmaking is indeed an art and a constant challenge, but when the conditions are right and the snow accumulates in big piles it is a rewarding experience for the Ski Park snowmaking crew!
Mt Shasta Ski Park has two Terrain Parks: Revolution Terrain Park and Silvertip Terrain Park. The Revolution Terrain Park can be accessed from both Douglas and Coyote Lifts. The Silver Tip Terrain Park can be accessed from the Marmot Lift. We promote “ SMART PARK” to keep our parks fun and safe for everyone to enjoy.
Revolution Terrain Park
An advanced park beginning at the top of Coyote Lift offering diverse and more advanced terrain features with a rail garden packed with rails, boxes and bonks to hit. Our features include table tops, gaps and spines that are intermixed with down rail and box features.
Silvertip Terrain Park
This is a small park with a series of small rails, boxes and smaller snow feature table tops and roller hits. Silvertip is designed for beginner and intermediate riders but has features for all skill levels.
Everyone has more fun at the Mt. Shasta Tubing Hill!
Enjoy all what the Mt. Shasta Ski Park has to offer:
Reserve our Tubing Party Package today! Perfect for birthdays or other events! Perfect for children and adults 5 and up!
For a party of six to twelve children ages 12 and under, you will receive 3 hours of slipping-and-sliding fun at our tubing center on our 300 Ft Magic Carpet Ride. You will also receive a VIP party section in our lodge (where Mom can keep an eye on the kids), with our fantastic Ski Park Pizza and soda for all! Birthday cake available for additional cost.
|Party of Six||Without Cake||$99.99|
|Party of Six||With Cake||$124.99|
|Party of 12||Without Cake||$199.99|
|Party of 12||With Cake||$224.99|
Each additional kid: $ 11.00 for tubing
Each additional Pizza: $31.99
Email The MT. Shasta Ski Park Group Program or Call (530)926-8610