Mt. Ashland Hires New General Manager

MT ASHLAND, Ore. — It was a challenging winter for Mount Ashland. Not enough snow fell to get the lifts up and running for the first time in the slope’s history. The off-season has been busy and officials said the hire of a general manager will get them back on track to improving the skiing … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland’s Develop Director Resigning

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Ski Area will be losing another member of its staff at the end of the month. This comes after former General Manager, Kim Clark’s position was eliminated. Rick Saul says he will be leaving his position as development director on May 29th. Ski officials announced Saul as Interim Executive … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Announces Changes

ASHLAND, Ore.– There are some big changes coming to Mount Ashland. The year-round general manager position has been eliminated. This means Kim Clark is leaving after seven years of service. Soon a search for an executive director will begin. Rick Saul will act as the interim executive director. This announcement comes after the mountain did … Continue reading »

Mount Ashland Sales Up, Revenues Down

ASHLAND, Ore. – After a non-existent ski season, Mount Ashland is on pace to sell more season passes this spring than last year. But that’s doing little to dig them out of the resort’s financial hole. As of yesterday morning season pass sales were up 722 to 717 compared to the same time last year. … Continue reading »

Activists Target Mt. Ashland Expansion

ASHLAND, Ore. – A group of sledders launches off the side of Mt. Ashland’s newly-contoured Sonnet trail. The trail is part of a short-term expansion project painfully close to completion. “The sooner we get on this this spring, the better it’s going to be for the environment and the creek channel below,” said Eric Navickas, … Continue reading »

Ski Teams Wrap Up Unprecedented Season

MEDFORD, Ore. – Kailey Flockoi and her coach gather over an iPhone, reviewing video from their championship race last week. The video shows the final runs of what will hopefully prove a once-in-a-lifetime season. “I definitely had a different image of what this year was going to go down like,” said Flockoi. Last week’s races … Continue reading »

March Snow Survey Shows Record Low Level

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — Snow is on the ground at Mount Ashland, but not much of it. Officials completed this month’s snow survey and found the Siskiyous are about 10 percent of what’s normal. A snow survey “course” that typically takes skis, or at the very least, snowshoes, to get to, only took hiking boots … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Waiting for Snow

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — While the cold weather is causing problems for some, staff members at Mount Ashland say they’re hoping for more of it. On Monday, the mountain saw fifty mile an hour winds and snow, but it’s still way short of what they need to open their trails. Last year the resort opened … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Getting Ready to Open

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — A fresh dusting of snow on Mount Ashland on Tuesday morning is forcing ski area workers to wrap the last of the painting and other improvements that have been going on all summer long. In addition to widening most runs, the beginners run was re-sloped to make it easier for novice … Continue reading »

ODOT Crews Ready for Winter Weather

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — Only a couple of inches of snow is expected to fall near the Siskiyou Summit early Saturday morning, but some plows are already mounted to some of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s big rigs. They’ll be in the second year of a program that will let them use salt to clear … Continue reading »

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