Ski Season is Almost Here!

It might be hard to believe that December is already here and 2011 has less than 30 days left in it. While the year is coming to a close, the ski season is just getting ready to get started!  The Mount Shasta Ski Park plans to open for day time and night time skiing in mid-December. Whether you’ve never been skiing on Mt. Shasta or you’re a winter regular, it’s a beautiful and fun place to enjoy the thrill of both downhill and cross country skiing.

To stay up-to-date on the current snow conditions and park hours of operation be sure to visit SkiPark.com. If you’re not a local Siskiyou County resident and you’re looking for a place to stay while visiting the slopes there are great options throughout the county including local hotels and B&B’s within close proximity to the ski park in both Mt. Shasta and McCloud.

Downtown Mt. Shasta offers a variety of dining options and great shops to visit if you’ve got extra time to do some exploring while in town. For more information about the City of Mt. Shasta visit the Mt. Shasta Visitor’s Chamber of Commerce online or call them directly toll-free at 1-800 926-4865. Their friendly and helpful staff will be glad to assist you in making your visit to Mt. Shasta and Siskiyou County an enjoyable experience you’ll want to repeat year after year.


Where to Stay in Siskiyou County’s “South County”

If you’re planning to visit Siskiyou County this fall to enjoy our spectacular fall foliage and crisp cool mornings followed by warm Autumn afternoons… you’ll need a place to stay. Our county is very large geographically and provides many great opportunities for gorgeous fall drives.

In addition to national chain hotels like Best Western, Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn, Siskiyou County has a handful of unique, specialty lodging establishments that aren’t to be missed. Here are two “South County” lodging options for your next visit…










McCloud River Inn ($99 per night - $199 per night)
Located in historic McCloud, the McCloud River Inn transports you back in time with it’s picturesque peaked roof lines and Victorian charm. The McCloud River Inn is a Nationally Registered Historic Inn within walking distance of historic downtown McCloud. For more information about the Inn please visit them online at www.riverinn.com.









Mount Shasta Resort ($99 per night - $319 per night)
Nestled at the foot of majestic Mt. Shasta the Mount Shasta Resort is a beautiful resort with all the amenities you can ask for. An 18-hole golf course, day spa, dining and breathtaking views. It’s the perfect location for romance and quiet solitude to unwind and relax. For more information about the resort visit them online at www.mountshastaresort.com.

Wherever you stay during your visit in Siskiyou County you’re sure to encounter warm, friendly hospitality and a memorable experience.  For more information on lodging options and fall/winter activities please contact one of the local Chambers of Commerce. They’ll be able to provide you with great resources when planning your next visit to the top of California and historic Siskiyou County.


Fall is Here! What are You Looking Forward To?

Fall has finally arrived and brought with it some damp and chilly weather. Along with Fall comes a wide variety of activities and fundraisers in Siskiyou County. For a complete listing please visit the Siskiyou Daily News Calendar of Events online or visit the Events page at VisitSiskiyou.org.

Did you know that VisitSiskiyou.org has a Facebook page?  We do… and we’d love you to “LIKE” our page and share your favorite photos, places and activities with us on our page!

As we head into the cooler part of the year here in Siskiyou County, VisitSiskiyou wanted to share with you some beautiful summer photos taken by Marcia Armstrong. These photos are of the magnificent Scott Valley and Marble Mountain Wilderness.


Marcia we appreciate you sharing your photos with VisitSiskiyou.org and our readers!

So what are you looking forward to this Fall?  High school football?  Changing leaves. Cooler temperatures. Trips to the Pumpkin Patch. Hot apple pie?  Share your Fall favorites with us and your photos.






Happening This Weekend in Siskiyou County: Labor Day Weekend 2011

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Siskiyou County?  Look no further than the Calendar of Events featured below from the Siskiyou Daily News:


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cool Mountain Nights: Classic Car Show n’ Shine, enjoy 50s and 60s DJ music and street fair on Castle Street with food and vendors. mtshastachamber.com

Bigfoot Jamboree: starts with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. and continues through the day with festivities, kids’ activities, a barbecue at 3 p.m., a talent show at 5 p.m. and dancing to The Genuine Draft Band from 9 p.m.-midnight. www.bigfootjamboree.com

Hornbrook Grange serves breakfast: from 9-11 a.m. at the Hornbrook Grange Hall. Breakfast will be scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, pancakes, juice and coffee. All for $7. Everyone is welcome.

Dunsmuir city-wide yard sales: from 8 a.m. today until Monday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. Maps are available at the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce office, 5915 Dunsmuir Ave., Ste. 100. 235-2177

Bluegrass jam session (acoustics only): from 2-5 p.m.at Silva’s BBQ, 1886 Shastina Dr., Weed. I-5 South Weed exit. 859-3712

Free mountain bike ride: Meet at 8 a.m. at 11223 Highway 3, Fort Jones. Bring water, a mountain bike with at least front suspension and a helmet. 722-7515

Christian Motorcycle Association/Siskiyou Servants fellowship/lunch ride: every first Saturday of the month, starts at 9 a.m. (weather permitting) in the parking lot behind the old Boston Shaft in Yreka. 598-060

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tinman Triathlon: at Lake Siskiyou in the morning. For more information visit mtshastachamber.com

Mt. Shasta Rotary Club’s 25th Annual Blackberry Music Festival and barbecue: from noon-6 p.m. at the Mount Shasta City Park. Free admission. Games for the kids. Free entertainment.

Bigfoot Jamboree: starts with a pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m., a parade at 9:30 a.m. and continues through the day with festivities, kids’ activities and more The park closes at 6 p.m.  www.bigfootjamboree.com

Free guided mountain bike ride – intermediate level: Meet at 8 a.m. at 11223 Highway 3 in Fort Jones. Will truck pool to ride location. Helmets are required. 468-5672

Dunsmuir city-wide yard sales: from 8 a.m. today until Monday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. Maps are available at the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce office, 5915 Dunsmuir Ave., Ste. 100. 235-2177

Montague Farmers’ Market: from 9 a.m.-noon in Railroad Park. Everything is Siskiyou County-grown.

Scott Valley Bank’s Summer Concerts in the Parks: starts at 6:30 p.m. featuring three bands, a barbecue, berry pie and games for kids at the Mt. Shasta City Park.


The 23rd Annual Mt. Shasta Police Department Car Show & Shine is this Saturday

As the summer winds down Siskiyou County residents and visitors always look forward to Cool Mountain Nights and the assortment of Labor Day activities in the gorgeous city of Mt. Shasta. This year’s 23rd Annual Mt. Shasta Police Department Car Show & Shine will take place this Saturday, September 3rd in downtown Mt. Shasta. For those wishing to exhibit please contact the Mt. Shasta Police Department to register as space is limited to 175 vehicles.

Attendees will enjoy food vendors, music and sidewalk sales downtown in addition to admiring the beautiful cars in this year’s show.

For more information please contact the Mt. Shasta Police Department by calling 530-926-7540 or email them at [email protected].

Don’t miss the other exciting activities and events that are happening in Mt. Shasta this weekend including the Blackberry Music Festival on Sunday as well as the Friday Night BBQ/Cruise. The Cruise starts at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 2nd. Cars depart from the Mt. Shasta Little League Park on Everitt Memorial Highway/Rockfellow and end at Shastice Park.  The cruise concludes with a BBQ from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..




2011 Summer Concerts in the Park Conclude with the Blackberry Music Festival this Sunday

The 2011 Summer Concert Series presented by Scott Valley Bank will conclude with the Blackberry Music Festival this Sunday, September 4th at the Mount Shasta City Park. Part of the annual Cool Mountain Nights and Blackberry Festival, The Blackberry Music Festival will feature three different bands, berry pies, food, games and lots and lots of fun! The Music Festival starts at noon and runs until 6:00 in the evening. This year’s musical guests are Leslie Tift & Tom Scott (Folk/American), Bill Churchill & Friends with Victor Martin (Rock/Blues) and Yogoman Burning Band (Dance/Groove).

For more information about Cool Mountain Nights and the Blackerry Festival visit the Mt. Shasta Chamber online.




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Annual Mount Shasta Elks Charity Golf Tournament is Tomorrow!

The 2011 Mount Shasta Elks Annual Charity Golf Tournament takes place tomorrow at the McCloud Golf Club. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. and benefits hospice, Meals on Wheels, the Siskiyou Humane Society and Elks Christmas baskets program.

Cost: $75 per player (four-man scramble)

For more information please call 530.926.2138







Rollin’ Weed is this Saturday!

Looking for a great event to attend this weekend in Siskiyou County?  Don’t miss the annual Rollin’ Weed car show this Saturday, August 27 in downtown Weed. The car show features a variety of cars, trucks and bikes. Attendees can enjoy a variety of food vendors, musical groups and family friendly events.

Schedule of Events:

7-9am- Pre Registration for the Show & Shine & vendor setup

8-11am- Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

9am – Open to the public!

10am – Weed High School Car wash going on all day!

3pm- Awards Announced

4pm- marks the end of another great year of Rollin’ Weed

At the Stage

9:30am- Bruno Grossi

11am- Jimmy Limo

1pm- RIVAL


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