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 »

Mt. Ashland Snowfall Encourages Sales

MEDFORD, Ore. — Mount Ashland is now sitting under a few inches of brand new snow, and local ski shops say the winter weather already has customers showing up. This weekend’s snowfall was the 5th for Mount Ashland this season. The Rogue Ski Shop says the first real ski-able snowfall of the season is likely … Continue reading »

End of Season Results for Parks

HOWARD PRAIRIE, Ore. — The summer camping and fishing season is over, and that means the campground and other facilities are Howard Prairie will be closing by the end of the week. This year, Jackson County cancelled the contract with its former concessionaire and decided to run things themselves. County Parks also contracted with Mt. … Continue reading »

Parking Expansion Underway on Mt Ashland

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — Bulldozers and dump trucks could be seen Wednesday where 101 parking spaces will be this winter. Ground was broken this week on a parking lot expansion project that Mount Ashland development director Rick Saul said has been a long time coming. “On any given year, there’s about 24 days that we … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Summer Projects Underway

ASHLAND, Ore. — The lifts have only been closed for a few weeks on Mount Ashland but the first phase of their summer project is already wrapping up. Crews are finishing up the process of cutting down trees to widen existing runs to increase safety and decrease congestion on the slopes, and officials say the … Continue reading »

Ski Season Ends at Mount Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – Mount Ashland is closed for renovations. The mountain wrapped up its last day of skiing today. Mountain management says to expect around $250,000 worth of improvements by the time the lifts open next season. Some of the mountain’s biggest fans were enjoying their final runs today. “Mount Ashland has actually been such … Continue reading »

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