Snowboarding in the backcountry of Lassen
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Winter Fun

A guy on a standup paddleboard on Whiskeytown Lake in the winter with snow on the mountains

Things to Do Near Redding in Winter

We may be home to year-round sunshine in Redding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience a little snow and holiday cheer. We like to switch things up, and when colder temperatures arrive, so does the winter fun! There’s nothing like the first freshly fallen blanket of snow to turn Redding into a true winter wonderland. Snow-capped mountains and parks invite visitors to ski and snowshoe through our natural treasures. You can even hop on a snowmobile, go sledding, or do some ice skating.

  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Sledding
  • Snowmobiling
Skiing & Snowboarding
A guy snowboarding at Mt. Shasta Ski Park just north of Redding
Skiing & Snowboarding

Hit the Slopes

Mount Shasta Ski Park has 425 acres of skiable terrain (20% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced) 32 trails, three triple chairs, and two moving carpet lifts. Snowboarders and tubers can also take advantage of the slopes here. Grab your winter rentals in Redding before heading out to the mountain, but food and lessons are available on-site. Don’t miss their event calendar for fun festivities.

A person snowshoeing just outside Redding in winter

Strap On and Explore

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 dollar, teach you how to walk in them, and take you on a stroll through Lassen’s beautiful, snow-blanketed southern corner. 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. It’s 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.

Two girls sledding down Eskimo Hill near Redding, CA

Hills and Thrills

Redding is the ultimate hub for accessing prime sledding territory, with epic hills for all ages and abilities. Just an hour east lies Eskimo Hill, a popular spot off Highway 44 in the Lassen National Forest. Wide open and lined with fire pits, Eskimo welcomes toboggans, tubes, and sleds for an afternoon of snowy runs. Families also flock to Bunny Flat on Mount Shasta’s Everett Memorial Highway, where gentle slopes make it an ideal spot for beginners. More advanced sledders can pick up speed on steeper sections for an adrenaline rush. Pack the car with inner tubes, hot cocoa, and courage to enjoy a memorable day on the slopes.

A guy snowmobiling at Lassen National Forest near Redding, CA

Speed on a Snowmobile

Enjoy Northern California snowmobiling and get a dose of high-octane adventure this winter. Hundreds of miles of groomed trails, thousands of acres of valleys, vistas, volcanoes, and more await visitors. It’s all nestled around the winter wonderland of Mount Shasta in Northern California in the Klamath, Modoc, and Shasta-Trinity National Forests. Rent on-site or off at Fun Factory Rentals.

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