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 »

Mount Ashland GM Starting Out Strong

ASHLAND, Ore. — The new Mount Ashland General Manager is wasting no time in getting to work. Hiram Towle says, he plans to spend the next few weeks getting to know the program and reaching out to the community. Last season, Mount Ashland was plagued with little snow, and did not open their ski season … Continue reading »

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 »

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