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Mt. Ashland’s Bavarian Night Begins

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mt. Ashland is preparing to light the torches and fireworks for Bavarian Night tonight, an annual tradition that has been a part of the mountain for 47 years.

The event, which started at 3:00 today and will continue throughout the night, is designed to raise money for the mountain’s all-volunteer ski patrol.

In addition to day-and-night skiing and performance demos, the mountain will be hosting a torchlight parade and fireworks display starting at 9:00PM.

“This will by far be the biggest day in the month of February, and chances are it will be the biggest day since Christmas,” said Kim Clark, Mt. Ashland’s General Manager.

Clark says they are expecting around 1,500-2,000 people to show up in total. All proceeds after 3:00PM go toward the mountain’s ski patrol services.