Directions to the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center: The Mount Shasta Nordic Center trailhead is located approximately 10 miles off of Interstate 5 near Mount Shasta City. From Interstate 5, exit onto Highway 89 South which is marked as the exit to McCloud. After 6.5 miles on Highway 89, turn left (north) onto the Ski Park Hwy. After 3.5 miles look for the Cross Country Ski parking lot on the left (one mile before the Downhill Ski Park).
Nordic Center Information
Enjoy 25 km of groomed trails for XC skiing and a trail just for snowshoeing. Snowshoes are allowed on the groomed ski trails as well, so long as snowshoers stay the very edge to maintain good skate skiing conditions.
- Rentals and Lessons available
- Warming hut at the trailhead with hot drinks and snacks for purchase
Hours of Operation
Opening Day: TBD, pray for snow!
Holiday Hours: December 21st – January 1st, every day, 9:00 am – 4:00pm
Regular Season: Beginning January 4th, open Thursday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:00pm. Closed Monday through Wednesday.
We will also open MLK Day: Monday, January 15th, & President’s Day: Monday, February 19th
|Senior (65-69) &
70 & Older
|7 & Under||Free|
|Trail User||$70||$120||$250||1 free rental package voucher|
|Liftime Membership||$1,200||$2,400||Lifetime free rentals|
And the History of Our Beloved Nordic Center…
Since the winter of ’91-’92, the Mt Shasta Nordic Center has been a wonderful asset to our community. Together we have made over 65,000 visits to enjoy its groomed trails and friendly atmosphere. For the last several years the Nordic Center has operated under the management of Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Organization, a California non-profit, public benefit organization.
We firmly believe that the most viable – and most vibrant – future for the Nordic Center lies in a community-based facility. The opportunities to develop and enhance the Nordic Center are tremendous within the framework of a non-profit, community-supported organization. The possibilities for our future are incredibly exciting!
* A Note on Dogs
The groomed trails at the Nordic Center are no-dog trails. Nothing personal: we’ve simply observed that skiers, dogs, and grooming don’t mesh very well. Dogs are fine on the snowshoe trails and ungroomed areas within the Nordic Center. Good etiquette requests that all dogs be leashed until they’re away from the trailhead area.
For skiers who are looking to accompany their dog on a groomed trail, a new opportunity exists this season: just a few hundred yards beyond the Nordic Center at the sharp bend on the Ski Park Highway is a parking lot in which dogsleds often set up. From that parking lot, the road is groomed several miles to the east. It may not be as meticulous grooming as the Nordic Center, but dogs are fine!
For backcountry touring, the Sand Flat area on Mt. Shasta provides ideal terrain for skier and dog alike. If you travel up Everitt Memorial Highway from downtown approximately 10 miles, you’ll find a couple small parking areas to the left side of the road. Off into the woods to the same side lies wonderful touring opportunity.
You can read our bylaws here.