The Nestle Company could soon be sending some people to the Mount Shasta hotels. Nestle is thinking about building a bottling plant in McCloud, CA, a town at the base of Mount Shasta. The people of Siskiyou County have 45 days, starting July 22, 2006, in which to submit an official comment on Nestlé's latest report regarding its intentions. The County residents will dictate the advisability of putting a bottling plant anywhere on Mount Shasta.
Considering the volume of Mount Shasta, it is genuinely surprising that there are not more Mount Shasta hotels. The volume of Mount Shasta is roughly equal to the volume of Mount Fuji, a popular tourist spot in Japan. Residents in three different communities have a view of Mount Shasta-Weed, Mount Shasta and McCloud. One would expect Mount Shasta hotels in any of those three towns.
All three of those towns lie in the region called Mount Shasta Valley. They have the Klamath Mountains to the west, and the Cascade Mountain Range to the east. Mount Shasta rises majestically above the mountains of the Cascade Range. The Valley below Mount Shasta drains water from the melting snows into the Shasta River.
Some Californians have managed to discover the beauty of Mount Shasta. A number of young couples make plans to stay at the Mount Shasta Resort, one of the more luxurious Mount Shasta hotels. Guests at that resort will find their accommodations in comfortable chalets, from which they can enjoy a scenic view of Mount Shasta.
While the Mount Shasta Resort offers plenty of golf course space, families traveling to the Mount Shasta area might prefer to stay at the Comfort Inn in Weed, CA. It, too, offers views of Mount Shasta. Moreover, the Inn combines that with a complimentary breakfast and a willingness to accept guests with pets.
During the winter months a large percentage of the hotel guests have come to the valley to ski. Many of the hotel guests plan to visit the Mt Shasta Ski Park. That park recently added a new triple chair to its lift machinery.
The new lift at the Mount Shasta Ski Park provides skiers with access to new ski trails at 6, 800 feet. Those new trails offer routes for both back county skiing and cross county skiing. The Park also provides areas for ice fishing and glacier climbing.
Travelers to points north, who might pass by Mount Shasta during the summer months, can not help but be impressed with the Mountain's scenic beauty. No one can fail to notice the snow-capped peak, towering over the forest in the Valley A skier who passes by Mount Shasta in the summer is sure to schedule a return trip for sometime during the snow-filled winter months.