ASHLAND, Ore. – Mt. Ashland has made big changes to its staff after being unable to open for the first time in 50 years.
A lack of snow prevented the ski area from opening, which resulted in a big financial hit to the mountain. Earlier this week, Mt. Ashland let go of General Manager Kim Clark, and the board says they are now looking to create an Executive Director position.
They have also cut the number of year-round employees from 10 to four, in order to save money and create some reserves.
Board member Alan Deboer said the ski area needed to find ways to save money, and raise more funds, in case they get another year without snow.
“I think the economic impact to southern Oregon was huge. Motels not being filled, and just the payroll that we generate.”
The board also expressed disappointment in not being able to refund season pass holders after the season was cancelled.