Lassen receives up to 30 feet of snow each year. Skiing and snowboarding is often possible approximately December through May, depending on the snowpack. When planning to ski or snowboard in the park, please note:
The snow-covered park highway is best for beginner to immediate cross-country skiers and can be accessed from the park's northwest and southwest entrances. View oversnow routes in the Manzanita Lake Area (beginner/intermediate) or Southwest Area (intermediate/advanced). Just south of the park, the McGowan Cross-Country Ski Area in Lassen National Forest also provides additional routes; pets are permitted on Forest Service trails and routes.
Lassen's backcountry is recommended only for experienced backcountry skiers and snowboarders. Backcountry travel at Lassen requires entering avalanche terrain. Backcountry users should be avalanche aware, carry avalanche gear, and know how to use it. Lassen does not provide an avalanche forecast for the park. Learn more about avalanche safety in the park.
Visitors who plan to travel over snow should be avalanche aware, carry avalanche gear, and know how to use it.
Last updated: March 10, 2021