One of the biggest terrain expansions that will open next season is happening at Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Back in April, Mt. Shasta Ski Park in California announced plans to expand its lift-serviced skiing up onto Gray Butte. This new terrain pod will add new intermediate and advanced runs to Mt. Shasta and gives easier backcountry access to skiers and riders. The project was approved by the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors in May. Since then, the parts have arrived for the new chairlift, work has begun on the lift, and the trail cutting on Gray Butte has continued. Yesterday, the chairs arrived, so you could say things are starting to get real.
For guests, the most exciting news is a recently released trail map that shows off the new runs. Last week, Mt. Shasta Ski Park unveiled the first draft of its new trail map, which shows how the expansion will fit in with the rest of the ski resort. The official artist drawing will come before the season starts.
Gray Butte Expansion Stats:
The New Lift: A Doppelmayr fixed-grip quad with fourteen towers, and a ride time of ten minutes.
The Terrain: Six new intermediate and advanced trails. The longest run, which will encompass new and old terrain, will be over three miles long. It will go from the top of Gray Butte to the base.
New Skiable Acres: 221
Acres of Backcountry Access: 450
Vertical Rise: 1144′
Image/Video Credits: Mt. Shasta Ski Park