Louie and Belinda Dewey own and operate Cave Springs Resort, Motel, Historic Cabins, and Vacation Rentals in Dunsmuir, California.
It’s Time To Go Skiing! Part Two
The Mt Shasta Ski and Board Park had 264 inches of snow at the top!!!!! They could be skiing until July. They could be. However, they won’t be. Which is why now is the time to start the winter over and put the skis or the board back on your feet. You only have four more weekends to take advantage of the great snow, wonderful end of the season entertainment, and really fun special events planned for the next couple of weeks.
Now the roads are all plowed and dry. There is going to be great packed powder to ride on for at least a week while the weather warms up. Then it will turn to more spring snow than you may have ever seen before. With any luck, the annual Pond Skim will have swimsuit weather. Pond Skim? Yes!
Every year at the end of the season the Ski Park creates a water feature by digging a large hole in the snow, lining it with plastic, and filling it with water. And every year, rain, snow, or shine, there are folks who think they can ride downhill fast enough so that their momentum will let them “water ski” across the top of that pond. Some actually do make it across. And yes, that water is not heated. There are award categories for all kinds of effort including best costume. Occasionally, for the more mature contestants, there may be an adult beverage involved. There is always live music. And there is always lots of big splashes!