Hoodoo Offers Ashland Skiers Relief

ASHLAND, Ore. — While Southern Oregon skiers and snowboarders wait for snow on Mount Ashland, there is an option for season pass holders. Friday afternoon, Mt. Ashland announced that the Hoodoo Ski Area near Sisters, Oregon will allow all 2013-14 Mt. Ashland season pass holders free skiing at their resort up until Mt. Ashland opens … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Praying for Snow

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers on Mount Ashland are praying for snow, and while this weekend’s storm offered some hope for snow in the higher elevations, Mt. Ashland officials say it isn’t enough. The ski area is currently closed because of the lack of snow. The Development Director for Mt. Ashland, Rick Saul, says all … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland 50th Anniversary Postponed

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — The storm expected this weekend is too little, too late for one Southern Oregon ski resort. Mt. Ashland has already decided to put its 50th anniversary celebration on hold. The anniversary is Saturday, but with the ski area closed, the party has to be postponed. Construction on the lodge started in … Continue reading »

Dry Year Impacts Mt. Ashland Skiing

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon is on pace for the driest year on record, and right now some businesses are feeling the impact. Mount Ashland currently has very little snow on the slopes. Mount Ashland typically opens between the first weekend of December and the start of winter break for local schools. This year, however, … 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 »