Ski Hopper Starts Again for Mt. Ashland

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. – Starting tomorrow, the Mount Ashland Ski Hopper will begin making roundtrip transportation between the ski area and several surrounding cities. Stops will be servicing Medford, Phoenix, and Ashland. The shuttle seats 40 passengers and has reclining seats, plus on-board televisions. Round-trip fares are $15 from Medford and Phoenix, $10 from Ashland … Continue reading »

All 4 Lifts Open at Mt. Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore.– All four lifts at Mount Ashland are now open. Mount Ashland officials said the recent storm brought in 21 inches of snow, enough to keep the ski area open for the upcoming President’s Day Weekend. “The storm was forecasted to be all rain and instead we received perfect base building snow,” says Hiram … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Open Saturday

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Mt. Ashland Ski Area announced that it will re-open tomorrow, Saturday, February 7th. So far, mountain officials say they have already received 18″ of heavy snow from the current storm and they say they expect additional accumulation to occur over the next several days. The grooming team is currently on the mountain … Continue reading »

A Quiet Pattern Returns, Temporarily

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weekend’s storm system yielded a few tenths of an inch of rainfall west of the Cascades and along the coast, and for the higher terrain, an inch or two of fresh snow.  Mount Ashland remains closed, however, and Mount Shasta announced today that it will be closed beginning Tuesday until they receive … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Re-opens After Holiday Snow

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of people hit the slopes on Friday as the Sonnet and Windsor Lifts were both up and running on Mt. Ashland. This season is already shaping up to be much different than last year. In the 2013-2014 season, the slopes did not open at all. This year, the ski park … Continue reading »

Opening Day At Mt. Ashland

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and snowboarders were able to load the ski lifts for the first time in 20 months. The last time was in April of 2013. “We are open,” said Mt. Ashland General Manager Hiram Towle. Mt. Ashland administrators started the day on Friday with 16 to 24 inches of snow, depending … Continue reading »

Small Break Before More Rain and Snow

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday and Thursday’s storm system was one that we may not see for a while. In fact, the last time our region experienced a storm of that magnitude was well over 5 years ago. Not only did we receive heavy rain and snow at times, but the winds packed a huge punch. Now … Continue reading »

Ski and Snowboard Swap This Weekend

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Ski Education Foundation is hosting their annual public ski and snowboard swap event. Thousands of bargained-priced, new and used gear, clothing, and accessories are available. Sellers range from people looking to swap out old stuff, to winter-sports merchants offering clearance prices on gear. An early bird special is tonight at … Continue reading »

“Blessing of Mt. Ashland” Next Weekend

ASHLAND, Ore. – Mount Ashland will soon be holding its “Blessing Mt. Ashland” event, where a diverse range of cultures and traditions will participate, offering their gratitude to the mountain. Over the past 8 years, the annual ceremony has been conducted in the spring. “After last years’ dry winter, we feel it is especially important to … Continue reading »

Mount Ashland Ski Area Holds Job Fair

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Mt. Ashland Ski Area wants to recruit new employees today at a job fair they are hosting. Officials say they’re looking for friendly, motivated and energetic people with excellent guest service skills. The ski area has a variety of positions available across several departments. Mt. Ashland officials want to hire about … Continue reading »

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