Opening Day At Mt. Ashland

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and snowboarders were able to load the ski lifts for the first time in 20 months. The last time was in April of 2013. “We are open,” said Mt. Ashland General Manager Hiram Towle. Mt. Ashland administrators started the day on Friday with 16 to 24 inches of snow, depending … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Sets 2014 Ski Season Open

ASHLAND, OR – Mt. Ashland will open for ski season on Friday December 19th for the first time in 20 months. The ski area will offer beginner terrain on the Sonnet chair lift starting on Friday at 9:00 AM. A decision about next week’s operations will be decided over¬†the weekend. Recent snow has built a … Continue reading »

New Snow Brings New Hope for Mt. Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland is putting its¬†heavy equipment to use for the first time in a long while. A wave of recent snowfall is bringing the first sign that there could be a ski season this year. In the last few days the mountain received seven inches of snow at the lodge, about 15 … Continue reading »

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 »

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