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, Ski Shop Hiring for Winter

MOUNT ASHLAND —¬†Winter is right around the corner, and this means it’s time for businesses to start hiring seasonal help. On Thursday, Mt. Ashland will hold its annual job fair. It’s looking for dozens of workers. Last year Mt. Ashland hired 80 new people. This year, managers are looking for anyone–preferably over 18 years old–to … 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 »

Last Snow Survey of Season

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s the first of May, and the last snow survey of the season is completed, confirming what many people thought: this was an extra dry spring. The snow survey site at the 6,000 foot level of Mt. Ashland recorded about a ten inch snow depth on Tuesday, but snow surveyor USFS … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Ski Season Ends Sunday

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland officials say they will wind down the skiing season after this weekend capping off a season they say has been very successful. Skiers and snowboarders came out to Mount Ashland on Friday to enjoy the remaining snow and one of the final days the lifts will be up and … Continue reading »

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 »

Oregon Trails: 50 Years of Mt. Ashland

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Fifty years ago at this time, work was underway on Mt. Ashland to create the first ski resort in Southern Oregon. The first plans for a ski facility were very modest, until one of the biggest movers and shakers in Oregon got hold of the project. Interest in developing a ski … Continue reading »

Skiers Spend Holiday At Mt. Ashland

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — President’s Day meant a chance to head up to Mt. Ashland for some skiing and snowboarding. Skiers and snow boarders took advantage of President’s Day and a day off from work or school to hit the slopes on Mount Ashland. Mount officials say three day holiday weekends usually mean big business. … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Closed Due to Power Outage

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and snowboarders looking to hit the slopes on Mt. Ashland on Monday had to turn around before having the chance to use their lift ticket. A quiet day on Mt. Ashland as some disappointed skiers who didn’t find out the slopes were closed due to downed power lines. For the … Continue reading »

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