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Skip the Sierra resorts this winter, with their packed parking lots and long lines, and go where the only limits to your snow play are the daylight hours and the quality of your gloves. Redding is the best base camp for winter recreation, offering snow fun in every direction but south. (And going south in the winter is for the birds, anyway!)

Ski & Board at Mt. Shasta Ski Park

"Think snow!" has been the rally cry at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park for years, and boy has it paid off! The park has 425 acres of skiable terrain (20% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced) 32 trails, 3 triple chairs, and 2 moving carpet lifts. Rentals, grub, and lessons are also available, and watch their event calendar for fun extras.

Snowshoe Across Volcanos at Lassen Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park makes walking on water easy with ranger-led snowshoe tours every Saturday and Sunday from January through April. The rangers will even rent you their extra snowshoes for a whole $1, teach you how to walk in them, and take you on a stroll through Lassen's beautiful, snow-blanketed southern corner. Learn about winter ecology in far nothern California's volcanic landscape as you discover what will surely be your new favorite hobby.  Of course, if you're already pretty steady on snowshoes, you can skip the tour and explore on your own. Bring your own shoes or rent some in Redding. Lassen has several great snowshoeing trails throughout the park, and the park is close enough to Redding that you can do a half day excursion, or go for the whole day and pack your sled, cocoa, and snowman-making-kit.. 

Go Nordic in the Back Country
The Mt. Shasta region has an abundance of un-groomed, backcountry winter trails, which are suitable for snowshoeing and Nordic skiing. At this time, the large majority of these trails are undocumented and unmarked. The Mt. Shasta Nordic Center offers 25 km of groomed trails for XC skiing and snowshoeing (snowshoes are allowed on the groomed trails, so long as snowshoers stay the very edge to maintain good skate skiing conditions), as well as rentals, lessons, and a warming hut at the trailhead.

Race a Snowmobile Across the Mountain
Enjoy Northern California snowmobiling at its best! Hundreds of miles of groomed trails, thousands of acres of valleys, vistas, volcanoes and more. All nestled around the winter wonderland that is Mt Shasta in Northern California in the Klamath, Modoc and Shasta-Trinity National Forests. Rent on-site or off, just stay dry!

Renters must be 21 with valid drivers license
Drivers must be 16 with a valid drivers License
Passengers must be a minimum of 5 years old. We offer kid harnesses!

See our listings below for more great places to make the most of winter in Redding! 

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Boardmart is Redding's only Total Board Shop (Est. 1995): offering the best selection of Snow, Wake, Skate and SUP gear north of Sacramento. Boardmart is a full service board shop for sales, service and rentals for all seasons. Superior Wintersteiger Stonegrind tunes and repairs by expert technicians for snowboards and skis in the winter and ding repairs for wake and SUP in summer. Check out the full selection of clothing, outerwear, swimwear (XS – DDD), shoes and accessories. Located in… More Information
1261 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-2323
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Eskimo Hill
An hour's drive east of Redding off Highway 44, Eskimo Hill is one of the most popular sledding hills in the north state. Here are tips from the U.S. Forest Service on how to enjoy your visit: • Walk along either edge of the hill to reach the top. • Keep out of sled paths, don't linger at the bottom and keep an eye uphill for sledders coming down. • Dogs on the hill must be on a leash. • Do not build snow… More Information
Shingletown, CA
Fun Factory Rentals
The Fun Factory is your watercraft and snowmobile rental source in northern California. Winter or Summer, we have your recreation covered! More Information
Deer Mt. Snowmobile Park
Montague, CA 96064
(530) 926-5387
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
Less than an hour's drive from Redding sits beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park boasts incredible mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite as well as fascinating thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone with just a small fraction of the visitors, making it one of our favorite California National Parks. Lassen offers three of the four different types of geothermal features, including steam vents, mud pots, and hot springs; all four types of volcanoes (shield, plug dome, cinder cone, and composite); and all… More Information
Hwy 36E
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park
At 14,161 feet, snow-capped Mt. Shasta dominates the northern skies as you journey through the region. It is the second highest peak in the Cascade mountain range and the fifth highest mountain in California. Mt. Shasta is an active volcano--the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc--and is said to erupt every 600 years. Many climbers attempt the summit of Mt. Shasta with the summer climbing season running from late April to October, but the mountain… More Information
Hwy 89/Ski Park Rd
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-8610
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Siskiyou Ice Rink
Siskiyou Ice Rink is located in Shastice Park in the City of Mt. Shasta, at the foot of beautiful, majestic, snow-covered Mt. Shasta. If you’re lucky you may even catch the mountain under a full moon. The rink is 85 feet wide and 185 feet long – the same size as National Hockey League rinks. Skating in an open-air rink is a thrill, especially with the magnificent Mt. Shasta scenery surrounding you! The rink is usually open from late November… More Information
800 Rockfellow Dr.
Mt. Shasta , CA 96067
(530) 926-1715
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Sports LTD
Redding Sports Ltd is located in beautiful Northern California. We carry a large inventory of gear and apparel for skiing, snowboarding, camping, cycling, climbing and hiking. Visit our store in Redding California just off of Interstate 5 in Shasta County. We are open 7 days a week. More Information
950 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA
(530) 221-7333
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The Hermit's Hut
We are an outdoor gear store specializing in mountaineering, climbing, snowboarding, skiing, camping, backpacking, hiking, arborist, rescue, and tactical equipment. You can shop at our physical location in Redding, California or online at In addition, we have a sister business operating out of the same location called American Rescue Equipment. More Information
3184 Bechelli Lane
Redding, CA 96002

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