We are being truly Blessed with the perfect snow conditions we are getting. Snow amounts predicted prior to this weekend is putting nice layers of snow over what we already have. Remember when you see light rain and snow in the city of Mount Shasta…that means we are getting perfect light snows on our trail. Chains may be required on Ski Park Highway at times……go to www.skipark.com for updated road conditions. On the Holiday weekends please show up early for the 11;30 and 2 o’clock rides. Sometimes when the ski park is getting swamped with skiers there may be a delay for traffic to get up the Ski Park Highway down by 89.
We have given the dogs some time off so they are completely rested for the Holidays. I am so excited. It has been a couple years since we have had such perfect conditions.
I will be moving our trailer, snowmobile and groomer today to our location at Ski Park Hwy./County Rd. 31. The prediction of snows and rains starting Weds. has been changed to only snow. From reports I hear there is around a foot of snow at the trailhead with 4 to 9 inches by Friday. I plan to groom today and Friday and will be giving tours Saturday. There are still openings prior to Xmas and prior to News years. Check out our calendar at the bottom of the reservation page for available tours. Times marked on the calendar are the times slots that are already booked.
Due to the heavy rains and prediction of 6 to 10 inches of snow at the cart ride location today, Dogsled Express won’t be offering cart rides. We are very excited that our trail at our winter sled dog tour location received a good 10″ an we are expecting another 10″ today!!!! We will be moving from the cart rides to dogsled rides sometime around mid week. Stay posted!!
Looking forward to spending some time today with my wife Lisa and we will be able to attend church services together. Once the tours start I won’t be able to attend services for some time. Church is something that we have found in the last year that is very important to us. Wishing to all that during the Holidays they take time to reflect the true meaning of Christmas and that if God is missing in your life, that you might be open to his Words.
Today….Friday the 11th we will be open for cart rides as well as Sat. We will see how much snow comes in Sat night and decide whether we will be open Sunday. It is still looking good to be switching over next week to sled tours at our Ski Park Highway location for the weekend of the 18th, 19th and 20th. I will update as I know more.
We finally got the bearing and were expecting to be giving rides today but unfortunately due to the 4 or more inches of wet snow we received last night, we will be closed today. We do expect to be open again this Weds. through Sat. the 12th and Sunday the 13th if the snow doesn’t come in the night before. Then we should be switching over to the sled tours at our location just below the ski park. The logging operation on our sled tours road will be done by Friday the 11th if not sooner (due to the snows) and then we will need another 12 inches of snow on the trail to get started on the sled tours. It is looking very promising. If by chance we don’t have the snow needed to make the switch over that week and the trail at the cart ride location is available, then we will continue cart rides until the snow is good enough to make the switch over. Thank you for your understanding and patience. As always you and your families safety must always come first over the almighty dollar.
The wheel bearing has finally arrived and I was at the trailhead today prepping the axel and checking the trail for blow down trees. All looks go for tomorrow. Assuming we don’t get to much snow on the trail from tonight’s storm. I will get there by 9:30 am and if the trail is not workable then we will post it on our website right away. Should be nice in Mount Shasta by mid-day. Hope to see you there. Pat
I am so mad at our US Postal Service. A bearing for the cart was shipped on Monday Nov. 31st with 2 day shipping and is still somewhere between Sac. and Yreka! I recommend that if you run a business don’t count on the USPS to get it on time, go with UPS or FedEx. I am so sorry for those that called for this Sat. If the part comes in Sat. I will try and have it in and be operating by Sunday. I will post a new blog Sat to update for Sunday. Frustrated!!!!
Due to wet weather on Thursday and Thursday night we plan to resume our cart rides Sat. the 7th of Dec. There is some snow predicted so I will be checking out the trail and for blow downs or limbs obstructions. We had so much fun giving cart rides Thanksgiving week, cant’ wait for this weekend with a little fresh snow on the trail. Thank you for your patience. I will update this post after I see the conditions on Friday. Pat
Currently closed this Sunday the 29th for Cart Repair – Bearing replacement – We apologize for this inconvenience. Check back for reopening time and date. We hope to repair this quickly, hopefully we will back in full operation for our normal days, starting again this Weds. We will be open regular days all the way until we move up near the snow park sometime in Mid Dec. when we will have snow to switch over to the sled snow tours.
We are starting our Cart Rides as of Oct 28th. There will be some bad weather days as we progress through the fall so if the is a doubt to whether we are in operation that day or not…….there is an easy solution………………… Just go to our easy access ” Reservation and Calendar Page” and scroll down to our calendar. If we are not going to be at the trailhead that day then there will be a “No Rides..Weathered Out” posted on that date.
If there still is “Rides” posted then that means that I expect it will be mild weather and there will be ample periods of clear weather during the day to be able to go on our approx 25 minute rides. See you at the trailhead.