Mt. Shasta Ski Park exploring summer tourism options

Feb 25, 2015 4:22 PM by News Staff

It's February, and for the second straight year Mt. Shasta Ski Park is bone dry, meaning park owners are scrambling to figure out how they can make up for lost revenue.

In January Mt. Shasta was forced to suspend its ski operations and a lack of snow last winter kept the park closed all year.

The dry winters have caused park officials to the explore of summer tourism options and Mt. Shasta Ski Park owners recently began talking to business partners about weather proofing the resort.

The park has 1,000 acres that are ideal real estate for a variety of summer tourism attractions, the next step is deciding what to invest in. Ideas tossed around include a zip line, mountain bike trail or roller coaster.

From 1999-2005 Mt. Shasta Ski Park offered mountain biking, chair lift rides, and a few other summer activities, but those endeavors proved unprofitable and the shift to seasonal operations was made. The owners hope that with the support of investors, summer tourism could thrive in Mt. Shasta.

The park hopes to open for the summer of 2017.

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