Skiers Spend Holiday At Mt. Ashland

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MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — President’s Day meant a chance to head up to Mt. Ashland for some skiing and snowboarding. Skiers and snow boarders took advantage of President’s Day and a day off from work or school to hit the slopes on Mount Ashland. Mount officials say three day holiday weekends usually mean big business.

A mild turnout of skiers in snow boarders were seen at Mt Ashland on president’s day, generally one of the busier holidays of the year. The snow lovers who did get out this holiday said the condition were excellent.

Despite not as much snow in the past few weeks, both skiers and Mt. Ashland officials say the snow base has held up well. The forecast appears to be cooling down in Southern Oregon and officials hope that will bring more visitors back up the mountain.

“When it gets really nice down in the valley and people can start working in their yards and things, it’s hard to think about the skiing and great snow that we have up here but hopefully the weather this week is going to change some of their minds and they’re saying snow levels could be as low as 1,500 to 2,000 feet at times,” explained Mt. Ashland General Manager, Kim Clark.

December brought more than 100 inches of snow and record attendance for the mountain. Officials say January was lower than expected and February through the end of the season appears ready for a strong finish. With more winter weather headed our way Mt. Ashland officials expect more skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes in the coming weeks.