REDDING, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone is invited, so pack your winter gear and head to California's majestic region of Shasta Cascade to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, and just play in the snow! Mt. Shasta Ski Park offers 425 acres of trails groomed for beginners to advanced skiers or snowboarders, with terrain parks, half pipes and chair lifts. This popular ski spot is reporting 12 inches of new snow over the past 24 hours with 87 inches at the top of Douglas Lift, 66 inches at their Base Area, and more just keeps coming! And, for skiing that's a little more off the beaten path and less crowded, Coppervale Ski Hill near Westwood also offers groomed trails for various skill levels and the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center offers 25 km of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, plus rentals, lessons and a warming hut at the trailhead.
Snowshoeing is another great way to enjoy the winter landscape in Shasta Cascade, where visitors can explore hundreds of miles of snowshoe routes for beginners to advanced adventurers at Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lassen National Forest. New to snowshoeing? Consider joining ranger-led snowshoe walks, where snowshoes are available for a $1 donation. Groups can schedule their own ranger-led snowshoe walks by calling (530) 595-6133. Additional snowshoeing areas include Castle Lake, Plumas-Eureka State Park, and Burney Flat on Mt. Shasta.
With snowcapped mountains in three directions, Redding is the perfect starting point for your winter journey into one of America's most spectacular and pristine destinations. Offering great lodging, restaurants, and entertainment, and located just two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco, Shasta Cascade's winter activities are limitless for all ages. Suit up, fill your thermos, and head for the hills - the snow is waiting for you.
For more information, visit www.VisitRedding.com.
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