The early December snowfall at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park is allowing management to open earlier than expected. After multiple storms dropped 3 to 4 feet of snow on the Mount Shasta area, the ski park will open on Saturday, December 10.
It’s a major occasion for the mountain, which will celebrate the opening of the brand-new Gray Butte lift, a transformative expansion that will drastically change the ski park. But with four feet of new snow forecasted for the week, mountain officials are asking the public to be patient as they deal with opening in inclement weather.
“With that much snow, we are stoked to be able to open early, but we want to prepare everyone for some potential delays and ask that you have patience with our team as we get everything going for you all to enjoy,” wrote the park on Instagram.
The park also released their brand-new trail map which includes the Gray Butte lift:
The fixed quad lift to the top of Gray Butte will open 88 acres of skiable terrain, add five new runs, increase the resort’s elevation to 7,500 feet and create a 3-mile long run from top to bottom. It will be a complete game changer for local mountain.
Have fun this winter at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park. See you on the slopes!