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Mt. Ashland Closed Again on MLK Day

MtASHLAND, Ore. — For the fourth time in five years, Mt. Ashland was closed for the Martin Luther King Junior holiday.

The mountain still has not received enough snow to open yet this season, and the ski area will be closed until a large storm brings more snow to the slopes.

The holiday typically brings in lots of visitors with people off from work and school. In both 2013 and 2012, the mountain had enough snow, but power outages closed the ski area on MLK day in both years.

“Actually we got some conspiracy theory emails from some guests but it’s just been totally random,” said Rick Saul, Development Director for Mt. Ashland. “The previous five years we’ve had no issue. We’ve had good snow, good weather, good visits.”

The last time Mt. Ashland was open for the holiday was in 2011. The year before, strong winds forced workers to close the ski area on MLK day.