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Re: Driving to Portland - where to stay along the way
This isn't the cheapest place, but I loved staying at the Mount Shasta Ranch in the town
of Mount Shasta. The main house is the most expensive but they also have cheaper
rooms in the Carriage House and you'll still be served a wonderful breakfast. The area
is really beautiful and you'll have a fantastic view of the mountain. Their website is:
Greetings - We'd really like the low down on skiing in the Mt.
Shasta area, everything from where to ski, where to learn to
ski, where to stay while skiing, and the like. Our 12 year old
daughter has just fallen in love with skiing and will need
lessons, rentals, and so on. Shasta is well situated for us
and seems much more low key than Lake Tahoe. The archives do
not have the relevant information. Many thanks.
Snow bunny mom
Hi. A friend of ours passed your message on to us. We can give
you plenty of information about Mt. Shasta.
We own a vacation rental in Mt. Shasta and we go there
frequently, and just love the winter there. You are right,
it is definitely not the Tahoe scene as it is not crowded, very
informal, and definitely low key. The Mt. Shasta Board and
Ski Park is great for families, or you can just go off on your
own for cross-country, snowshoeing, sledding, etc..
We would be happy to tell you more. Also, here is the link to
our web site:
The Chalet at Mt. Shasta,
http://home.mindspring.com/~mosscomm/ . Off-season rates begin
April 1 and there should be good snow for skiing through
Jack and Terri
I grew up in the Mt. Shasta area. There is only one ski resort
there so you won't have to choose. (The next nearest ski
park is in Ashland OR). It has great beginning slopes and
intermediate slopes. I'm not a great skier but I'm pretty sure
there are also advanced runs. They also have lessons.
You could probably search on the web for contact info/phone
to set this up. The ski park also has music on weekend
nights. You will find everything you need on Mt. Shasta Blvd.
for rentals and ski passes. I think the best place to get stuff
is right across from city hall on Mt. Shasta Blvd., I think it's
called The Fifth Season? The resort is out on Highway 89
heading towards McCloud. There is more to do if you stay in
Mt.Shasta in terms of restaurants, book & art stores, movie
theater etc. I've heard great things about the Strawberry Inn
which is by the nursury. There is an outdoor ice rink up by
the High School for skating if you'd like to try that. On the
way to the Ski Park there is an area called Snowman's Hill
which, depending on the amount of snow, is great for
sledding. There is the Mt. Shasta sunset dinner train which
might be running now (I think they close during the winter)
and you can catch that in McCloud. You can go to the old ski
resort and check out the view and play in the snow, that road
is behind the high school. There is also tons of hiking and
other outdoor excursion stuff. The entire area is low key and
definitely less crowded than anything you'd find at Tahoe.
The restaurants that have become popular lately are all ''ok''.
The better ones are Magdalena's in Dunsmuir and the
Trinity Cafe on Main Street in Mt. Shasta. You can also
check out the Mt. Shasta golf resort which has a great view,
has a restaurant and is out on Old Stage Road, heading to
Castle Lake and Lake Siskiyou. One other area worth
checking out if there is not too much snow on the ground is
Castle Crags, south of Dunsmuir. Enjoy yourself! It's a
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