California Ski Resort to Close Early Due to Lack of Snow and Warm Temperatures

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Mt. Shasta Ski Park in California announced yesterday that it will close for the season on Saturday, March 12th. The ski park, which is on the Indy Pass, traditionally opens through mid-April. Last season they closed on April 12th.

The 2021-2022 season had its challenges, including a dry winter and covid-19 closures. As the omicron variant spread in January, the park closed some indoor operations and reduced the number of people allowed in the lodge.

And despite good early season snow, which saw them through to March, dry January and February, combined with warm temperatures destroyed their snowpack to below half the average.

A closing day party is planned for Saturday to end the season with a bang.

*Closing Date Announced*
Saturday, March 12th is our closing day.
It is remarkable how long those storms in the first few weeks lasted us. Our grooming and mountain operation teams deserve all the credit!
Celebrate the end of the season with us on Saturday, March 12th.
🍀Saint Patrick’s Day themed- Dress Up!
🍀Rail Jam | Free entry! Prizes include a $100 gift card, and LOTS of swag.
🍀Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover
🍀Live Music | John Foster starts at noon, @sundownpoachers starts at 2pm.
🍀Climb Against the Odds raffle | Linda Chitwood is raising money for breast cancer research.
🍀Phil Holecek Race

According to Wikipedia, Mt. Shasta Ski Park ski area lies about 6 mi south of the summit of 14,179 ft Mount Shasta, the second-highest volcano in the Cascade Range behind Mount Rainier. It straddles several small volcanic buttes on the lower southern flanks of the massive stratovolcano, with 3 triple chairlifts running to the top of Coyote Butte- 6,880 ft, Douglas Butte- 6,600 ft, and Marmot Ridge- 6,150 ft. Along with two magic carpets, one for tubing and one for learning to ski and snowboard. With a total skiable area of 425 acres and 32 conventional trails. The total skiable vertical is 1,435 ft (437 m), with 20% of the terrain rated beginner, 55% intermediate, and 25% advanced.

Mount Shasta ski park
Mount Shasta Ski Park trail map.

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