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 »

Mt. Ashland Cuts Staff Positions

ASHLAND, Ore. – Mt. Ashland has made big changes to its staff after being unable to open for the first time in 50 years. A lack of snow prevented the ski area from opening, which resulted in a big financial hit to the mountain. Earlier this week, Mt. Ashland let go of General Manager Kim … Continue reading »

Mount Ashland Sales Up, Revenues Down

ASHLAND, Ore. – After a non-existent ski season, Mount Ashland is on pace to sell more season passes this spring than last year. But that’s doing little to dig them out of the resort’s financial hole. As of yesterday morning season pass sales were up 722 to 717 compared to the same time last year. … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Approved For Emergency Loan

ASHLAND, Ore. — For the first season in its 50 year run, the Mt. Ashland Ski Area did not open for ski season this year. Record low snow levels made it impossible for the ski resort to on time this year, or at all. When that decision was made, administrators at Mt. Ashland applied for … Continue reading »

Activists Target Mt. Ashland Expansion

ASHLAND, Ore. – A group of sledders launches off the side of Mt. Ashland’s newly-contoured Sonnet trail. The trail is part of a short-term expansion project painfully close to completion. “The sooner we get on this this spring, the better it’s going to be for the environment and the creek channel below,” said Eric Navickas, … Continue reading »

Businesses Impacted by Lost Ski Season

ASHLAND, Ore. — Local businesses say they have felt the impact of losing an entire ski season, and said they are sorry to see the ski area close this year. Steve Rowe, owner of the Ashland Outdoor Store, said the sale of skiing and snowboarding equipment has taken a hit during the last few months … Continue reading »

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