Construction on Track at Mt. Ashland Ski

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NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Construction crews are working everyday until mid October hoping to beat the snow on Mt Ashland.

They are hoping to complete the ski area’s first major upgrade in more than 20 years.  Ski officials say two construction groups are alternating every week, working 11 hours everyday to finish construction.

They say the soil and rock dug up from the new parking space area will be used to level the Sonnet run.

“Right now we’re trying to get it down to consistent 15 percent top to bottom and right now. We’ve got it at 11 percent at the top and 15 percent at the bottom and in about a week, we’ll be wrapped up in Sonnet,” said Clark.

Construction is moving forward after county officials denied an appeal by activist Eric Navikas. The county believed Navikas did not have enough legal standing to go further.