SUPPORT NORTHSTATE EXTREME SPORTS
From mountain climbing to skydiving to extreme water sports, The Northstate is hard to beat when it comes to extreme sports!
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SWS Mountain Guide
SWS Mountain Guides is the premier mountain guide service on Mt. Shasta. Under the same ownership for over 34 years we have been leading Guided Ascents of Mt. Shasta via Avalanche Gulch, Casaval Ridge, West Face, Hotlum/Bolum ridge, Hotlum/Wintun ridge, as well as more advanced routes on the Hotlum Glacier. Instructional mountaineering courses which are taught either on the Hotlum Glacier or in Avalanche Gulch include: Ice Ax and Crampon Clinics, Basic Mountaineering Clinics, Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel, and Expedition Training in both Winter and Summer seasons
Come on a Bay Area skydiving excursion with us and experience the adventure of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful places in the world! When you jump from more than two miles up, you’ll be falling at 120 mph toward the Russian River which snakes through the Alexander Valley right next to our landing field. NorCal Skydiving is located in the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country right off US Highway 101 in Sonoma County close to San Francisco. At NorCal, we want to make your Sonoma skydiving experience one of the highlights of your life. Our staff is dedicated to making sure you are having a blast from the time you drive into our parking lot until you leave with your video and first jump certificate.
Tandem Skydiving School
Why Jump With Us?We were the first tandem skydiving school in the Western U.S. We’re the only U.S. drop zone with an FAA waiver to skydive above 28,000′, and we’re the only ones in Northern California to tandem skydive above 22,000′. We’re also the only Northern California facility approved for training by the Department of DefenseWith us, a tandem skydive is more than just a ride – we teach all of our students to deploy & fly the parachute – if they choose –and the instruction works toward future training.We’re a Group Member affiliate and training center of the U.S. Parachute Association (USPA). And of course our instructors are all licensed, USPA instructors. Our top two instructors alone have a combined experience of more than 45 years and 25,000 skydives.Our planes are maintained to FAA Part 135 standards – a higher standard than the FAA requires for skydiving operations. In addition, we require specialized training for all of our jump pilots. We also replace our parachutes every two years even tho they’re still good.Our Owner/President wrote the book (literally) on “Skydiving Flight Operations and Training Standards.” We partnered with Pacific Aerospace Ltd to design and build an aircraft specifically for skydiving. This includes our own unique design for impact-absorbing jump benches that you’ll only find in our planes.
Velocity Island Park
Velocity Island Park is Northern California’s premier wake oasis – featuring fun on and off the water for all ages and skill levels. Our state of the art cable park includes a clockwise sesitec full size cable, two sesitec system 2.0′s, and a full range of UNIT parktech features. We have everything you need to get on the water, pack up the family and join us for a day of fun! So what are you waiting for? The fun, excitement and entertainment awaits you. Grab the family, a few towels, and head on down to Velocity Island Park.
Fun Factory Rentals
Fun Factory Powerboat Adventures is your floating summer party place! Enjoy an unforgettable lake day with friends and family on your own private 9 passenger Sanger Professional Series Wakeboard Boat complete with built in ice chest, and tons of storage, all the fun water toys, and an Adventure Specialist to get you there! You bring the friends, food, beer and sunblock and leave the driving to us! Choose from 6 beautiful Northern California Lakes, your Lake Limo will pick you up at the Dock!
Mt. Shasta Ski Park
Located in Northern California, just east of Interstate 5 along SR 89 between the city of Mount Shasta & the town of McCloud. Enjoy Alpine Skiing & Boarding, Nordic, Back Country, Tubing and more!
Siskiyou Ice Rink
The Siskiyou Ice Rink is located in Shastice Park, in the City of Mt. Shasta, at the foot of beautiful, majestic, snow-covered Mt. Shasta