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Winter Activities and Ideas in Redding

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
  • Snowshoe
  • Snowmobiling
Skiing
A skiier goes down slolem trails in Redding
Skiing

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 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. Aside from Mount Shasta, Eskimo Hill is another popular, family-friendly hangout just east of Redding for sledders.

Snowshoe
A large group of people file in a single line while snowshoeing in Redding
Snowshoe

Snowshoe in Shasta County

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.

Snowmobiling
A closeup of a snowmobile in Redding
Snowmobiling

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 Factor Rentals.

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