Summer is almost here and we are all excited to get back outdoors and have some fun. Mt. Shasta Ski Park has been busy looking forward and has been getting ready to open when they are able to.
In light of recent events involving COVID-19, Mt. Shasta Ski Park decided to donate 10% of each season pass sale to local food banks during the month of April. They were able to donate a total of $5000 and $2,500 to Dignity Health Connected Living and Siskiyou Community Food Bank. The park’s crew thanks everyone that purchased season passes and allowed them to give back to the community.
“Our community’s need for basic food items has nearly tripled since the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial support of the Food Bank is essential for us to meet this need. Thank you to the Ski Park and the community for stepping up during this crisis,” says Jennifer Powell, Executive Director for Dignity Health Connected Living.
Because of season pass sales, Mt. Shasta Ski Park is able to make improvements and maintenance projects at the park itself, in addition to giving back to their community. This summer, the park is breaking ground on a new bar expansion that will be ready by their 2020/21 winter season. This spacious addition will improve guest capacity and experience.
They are also running large maintenance projects on both Douglas and Marmot lifts to run as efficiently as possible. Their summer staff has been hired back on and are working hard to get the park ready when they get the green light to open for summer operations.
From lodge improvements, landscaping, and trail maintenance and building, they are excited and looking forward to welcoming back their ski park family for the summer.
“We have some new people on the trail crew with creative vision and fresh ideas which means new lines that’ll spice things up,” says Skyler Mills, Mt. Shasta Ski Park’s Mountain Manager.
The park crew is hoping to open mid-July, compliant with phase regulations of the time, and offering scenic chair lift rides, mountain biking, disc golf, wedding, events, and more.
Visit skipark.com and follow them on Instagram @mtshastaskipark to stay updated on when the park will officially open.