home of the Pure Awesomeness Factor Talk with an expert: 800-778-8578

Mt. Shasta Ski Park

Mt. Shasta Ski Park

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

152

Rank in
Region

19

Rank in
State

19

This resort is often compared with:

Squaw Valley
Northstar at Tahoe
Sierra-at-Tahoe
Best time for snow at
Mt. Shasta Ski Park
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Mt. Shasta Ski Park

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
3-5"
Saturday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
1-3"
Night
1-3"
Monday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 300" per year
Snow Quality Rank

145

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

81

Mt. Shasta Ski Park is ranked No. 81 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

13.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

20.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

30.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

81

Mt. Shasta Ski Park is ranked No. 81 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

145

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

Explore Your Trip

Core Strengths of Mt. Shasta Ski Park

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
81
score
54.7
Snow Quality
rank
145
score
41.2
Overall
rank
152
score
47.5

Trail Breakdown

Loading...

Vertical Drop

1435 ft

6900 ft
Base Elevation: 5500 ft

Slope Aspects

Loading...
All the details


A few words on the Snow at Mt. Shasta Ski Park

Mt. Shasta Ski Park has no detail snow data, but we estimate 300 inches snowfall due to the ski area's relatively low elevation on the mountain. The ski area is located below tree line because a higher ski area on Mt. Shasta was destroyed by avalanche in 1978. Average snow density of 12% is not the blower of the Rockies but easily managed on modern fat rockered skis.

Accumulation and Preservation

Mt. Shasta Ski Park's early season accumulation is average for western ski areas. Mt. Shasta is much closer to Oregon than to Lake Tahoe. Mt. Shasta Ski Park is about half south-facing and tops out at 6,900 feet, so overall snow preservation is not the greatest.