MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland officials say they will wind down the skiing season after this weekend capping off a season they say has been very successful.
Skiers and snowboarders came out to Mount Ashland on Friday to enjoy the remaining snow and one of the final days the lifts will be up and running. Several runs are still groomed and some snowboarders said they took the day off work to enjoy the nice weather and one of the final days at Mount Ashland.
The lifts will stop running at the end of the day Sunday and this will be the first final weekend in seven years no challenge is offered. Typically if one thousand or more visitors come during the last weekend, the mountain will extend the season one more weekend. This year, officials say they need to get a jump on some projects for the summer.
“We’ve got two really big projects that are really pulling at us in a lot of directions so we’re going to wrap it up this weekend and call this year a great one, and just a big ‘thanks’ to everybody,” said Kim Clark, the General Manager at Mt. Ashland
Two of the projects at the mountain include widening some of the runs and adding an additional hundred and one parking spaces. Once the lifts stop running, work will soon begin as Mt. Ashland officials say the summer project could begin as early as late next week.