Howard Prairie To Open Soon

HOWARD PRAIRIE, Ore. — The Mt. Ashland Association and Jackson County have reached an agreement that will allow the Howard Prairie resort to open as usual next month. The county took over the resort east of Ashland in February after the former owner fell behind in lease payments and taxes. In a four-year management deal … Continue reading »

Council Reviews Mt. A Expansion Plan

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland is moving forward with its first improvements to the ski area in more than 15 years. After years of challenges now several city council members feel the Mount Ashland Association did not follow through with parts of the agreement. The Ashland City Council meeting room was packed. The Mount Ashland … Continue reading »

Weather Delays Drivers On I-5 South

NEAR MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s been a long week for Oregon Department of Transportation crews at the Siskiyou summit and Sunday was no different. “It’s been a lot of hard work. You just don’t stop,” said ODOT worker Lori Reeves. After lifting full chain requirements earlier Sunday morning, Interstate 5 was hit hard again … Continue reading »

Weather Brings Fresh Snow To Ski Area

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — Friday morning, Mount Ashland officials woke up to 29 inches of snow. That number is just the 24 hour total as of 6 a.m. As of about noon on Friday, another 8 inches had come down. The excess snow caused the ski area to open a little later than normal, but … Continue reading »

New Lawsuit Against Expansion Plan

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Several environmental groups are filing a new lawsuit, against the Mt. Ashland Ski Area expansion plan. The groups, the Sierra Club, Oregon Wild, and the Center For Biological Diversity are saying the plan could have negative effects on the environment. The expansion has been the subject of lawsuits and numerous appeals … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Skiers Boost Local Business

ASHLAND, Ore. — The lifts have been up and running since Thursday and hundreds of skiers have come out to enjoy an early opening weekend on Mt. Ashland. Officials say they have sixteen runs groomed and conditions are above what is normally seen this time of year. “Right now we have late January coverage this … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Ski Area Opens

MEDFORD, Ore. – Blue skies and lots of sun greeted skiers and snowboarders on Mount Ashland for the opening of the season today. It’s Mount Ashland’s 49th year of operation and 21st Ski Season as a non-profit. Thursday marks the fourth time since 2000 that Mount Ashland Ski Area has opened early and by the … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Prepares To Open

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Mt. Ashland Ski Area is bustling with activity as workers prepare for the season open Thursday morning. For only the fourth time since the year 2000, Mt. Ashland is having an early opening. The snow has fallen, the gear is in place, and ski lift ramps are taking shape. Recent storms … Continue reading »

Snow At Mount Ashland

MT ASHLAND, Ore. – The wait will soon be over for those eager winter sports fanatics. After getting lots of snow over the last couple of days, Mount Ashland’s Ski Season will begin this coming Thursday, December 6th, according to its web site. The site also says the ski area will open three lifts, maybe … Continue reading »

Significant Snow Boost For Mt. Ashland

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. – The stormy weather has brought 20 inches of new snow to the slopes of Mt. Ashland over the past 24 hours There was heavy fog at the top on Friday. Many people are anxiously awaiting the start to the ski season and some are already trying to enjoy the weather. Officials … Continue reading »

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