Mount Shasta welcomes over 80 inches of powdery snow every year, making Siskiyou county one of the best winter destinations in California. To help you navigate your winter excursion throughout Siskiyou, we’ve compiled this itinerary of some of our most favorite winter sports in the area.
Before you head out on your adventurous day, fuel up with a hearty breakfast at Penny’s Diner. A classic 1950s diner, Penny’s offers classic American cooking that will satisfy your taste buds!
Shred the Mountain
Ski or snowboard the fifth highest peak in California at Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Featuring over 400 acres of skiable terrain on 32 trails along with night skiing, two terrain parks, snow tubing, and backcountry skiing. The ski area lies about 6 miles south of the Mount Shasta summit, providing breathtaking views of the immense volcano.
Boondock the Backcountry
Exhilarating, breathless and thrilling are just some of the words used to describe snowmobiling the backcountry in Siskiyou. Deer Mountain Snowmobile Park is a winter adventurer’s paradise with over 250 miles of snowmobile trails leading you deep into Siskiyou forest areas and providing you with stunning views of the wilderness and natural habitat.
The Path Less Traveled
Snowshoeing is a unique experience to navigate through some of Siskiyou’s backcountry areas. Head on over to the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center to explore their expanded 7.5-mile network of snowshoe-packed trails. You can rent snowshoes and lightweight gear there or at any one of the several stores in the area. You’ll have a great time laying your own tracks on the snowy trails of Mount Shasta’s backcountry.
Taste of Siskiyou
Yaks On The 5 offers gourmet burgers, salads, brews and their famous sticky buns. With handcrafted foods and award-winning microbrews, you are guaranteed to leave with a full belly and a refreshed palate.