Mt. Ashland Community Ready to Reunite

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — There is a lot of excitement growing for the upcoming winter. Snow dances, parties and prayer ceremonies are some of the ways outdoor enthusiasts are getting ready for what will surely be a better ski year for Mt. Ashland. Disappointment over last year’s failure to open is being replaced with optimism … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Launches Funding Campaign

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mt. Ashland launched “The Next 50 Years of Mt. Ashland” Campaign Monday. The Campaign will raise funds to be used to improve services and create more events at the Southern Oregon community ski area. The Campaign officially launched on indiegogo.com a crowd-funding website. The indiegogo launch is part of a broader effort … Continue reading »

Oregon Ski Season Gets Underway

BEND, Ore. – Mt. Bachelor has announced that it will open on a limited basis starting Monday, November 24th. Representatives said although the snow base isn’t immediately deep enough to support traditional skiing and snowboarding on the resort’s primary runs, there is enough snow beneath the Sunshine Accelerator lift to allow for a pre-Thanksgiving terrain. … Continue reading »

Community Prays For Snow on Mt. Ashland

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — After getting a few flurries of snow on Mt. Ashland this weekend, people gathered together at the base of the mountain to pray for the upcoming winter season. The annual mountain blessing usually takes place in the Spring, but because of a dry winter season last year, skiers and riders believed … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Snowfall

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland is seeing some flurries of snow as we head into the holiday season. A little bit of cautious optimism for the skiers and snowboarders out there. Overnight last night and into today the mountain received about an inch of snow. Although that’s not nearly enough for the mountain to … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Celebrates Next 50 Years

ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and riders celebrated 50 years of Mt. Ashland, and are hoping for another 50 years to come. The mountain held its anniversary celebration Saturday. Many of the attendees saw the mountain for the first time in a while given the lack of snow last season. Community members celebrated in the Mt. … Continue reading »

Parking Lot Expansion Finally Complete

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — The Mount Ashland parking lot expansion is finally happening. On Wednesday, paving crews were up bright and early starting the process. They were there for a total of ten hours, but at the end of the day, the parking lot expansion was done. It cost $400,000, and will add almost 100 … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Ski Survey Results Are In

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland is revealing the results of their recent ski survey. The survey had 1,200 responses telling mountain management what they want to see over the next 50 years. Some want to see longer runs and faster lifts, others focused inside the lodge, calling for better food, a bigger bar, and more … Continue reading »

Bikers Tackle Mt. Ashland Despite Smoke

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Despite the smoky skies, nearly one hundred bikers tackled Mount Ashland Sunday morning as part of the Mt. Ashland Hill Climb bike race. Bikers rode anywhere between 18 to 24 miles, and competed in several different categories. There was a mountain bike race along with a road bike race, both of … Continue reading »

Ski Area Development Director Steps Down

ASHLAND, Ore. – The shakeup for the Mt. Ashland Ski Area administration continues, as development Director Rick Saul officially stepped down Thursday. The ski area was unable to open this season because of a lack of snow, and the administration went through a reorganizing earlier this month. General Manager Kim Clark had been laid off … Continue reading »

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