Northern California offers some of the best winter skiing opportunities in the nation! Whether you’re a beginner or have been soaring down the slopes for years, you’ll find plenty of incredible places to ski, snowboard, cross-country ski, and take in the gorgeous mountain scenery. Here are some of the best spots to go skiing in Northern California that you’ll find just minutes from the Railroad Park Resort in Dunsmuir.
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2 Great Spots for Skiing in Northern California Near Dunsmuir
1. Mt. Shasta Ski Park
Mt. Shasta Ski Park is the ultimate stop for a full day of fun in the snow! With skiing, twilight skiing, terrain parks, and snow tubing, you could spend hours on the slopes and creating lifelong memories with your loved ones. They also pride themselves on their extensive snowmaking system that can cover 277-acres with man-made snow. This means that you can enjoy skiing in Northern California and other winter activities all season long!
During the ski season, skiers and snowboarders may be interested in Beyond the Boundaries, a unique guided backcountry skiing opportunity that allows you to venture into one of the most incredible backcountry areas in the Northwest. From the resort, your guide will lead you and your family to the charming backcountry cabin on Grey Butte. Here, you’ll enjoy a warm fire around a wood stove, hot tea, and lovely views from 7,400 feet. After warming up, the adventure begins! Head to the top of the mountain for even more awe-inspiring views and then pick the slope you’d like to ride down. It’s an excursion you’ll be talking about for years to come.
The ski park usually opens for operation in mid-December, and the length of the season lasts until mid-April.
2. Mt. Shasta Nordic Center
With 23.5 km of cross-country ski trails, the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center is a winter wonderland of exploration. It’s a community-supported, off-grid ski area operated by the Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Organization. Their goal is to support community health and well-being by providing groomed cross-country ski trails and programs for a diverse population on the slopes. During your visit, you can rent cross-country skis and snowshoes before embarking on miles of groomed trails.
The Nordic Rental Center is open Thursday through Sunday during the regular season and seven days a week during the holiday season.
Book Your Next Winter Getaway at Railroad Park Resort
After skiing in Northern California, come back for some well-deserved relaxation at the Railroad Park Resort. During your stay with us, you’ll enjoy unique accommodations in vintage train cabooses or the peaceful campground and RV park. Our Dining Car Restaurant is also one of the most interesting eateries in Dunsmuir and provides diners with exquisite menu options in a setting that is reminiscent of railroading. It’s everything you need and more for an unforgettable escape to northern California.
Book your favorite accommodations at the Railroad Park Resort today! We look forward to welcoming you to Dunsmuir soon.