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 »

Jackson Co.’s New Mountain Rescue Plans

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Search and rescue teams are providing an extra tool to anyone who gets lost on Mount Ashland. A new plan is being formed to speed up the time it takes to save someone’s life. Jackson County Search and Rescue says it wants to improve its own response time and give survival … Continue reading »

Celebrating New Year’s Eve On The Slopes

ASHLAND, Ore. — During the day, many people decided to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the slopes. Dozens of skiers and snowboarders hit Mount Ashland. Some people brought their families, but most people told NewsWatch 12 the weather brought them out to the slopes. “It’s really nice. Like for a normal day, it’s surprising for … 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 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 »

Mt. Ashland Preparing To Open

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Mount Ashland Ski Area is training its employees and prepping the mountain for ski season, but officials are hoping the weather cooperates this week. Mt. Ashland officials said the ski area will most likely not open this weekend, but in the meantime, 80 new hires are training getting ready to go … Continue reading »

Forecast For Oregon Ski Resorts

ASHLAND, Ore. – While the rain and snow could make travel difficult, it means good news for ski and snowboard lovers. Although an open for Mt. Ashland and Mt. Shasta are not likely, several Oregon ski areas will be open in time for Thanksgiving. Mount Bachelor will be open on Thanksgiving Day. The recent storm … Continue reading »

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