Mt. Ashland Staff Layoff

ASHLAND, Ore. — Today Mt. Ashland Ski Area leaders announced they are laying off all staff, even the “core staff of employees”.  You can read the statement from the current General Manager below, and you can find out about an offer they have for skiers. ——————————————————————————————————- As you all know, we have had a challenging … Continue reading »

Ashland July 4th Run Logo Contest

ASHLAND, Ore.- Ashland Parks & Recreation is challenging the community to design the logo for the 39th Annual Fourth of July Run. The designs should feature no more than three colors and have the words, “4th of July Run”, “Ashland, Oregon” and “2015”. Officials said a digital design is preferred, but other options can be accommodated. … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Re-opens After Holiday Snow

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of people hit the slopes on Friday as the Sonnet and Windsor Lifts were both up and running on Mt. Ashland. This season is already shaping up to be much different than last year. In the 2013-2014 season, the slopes did not open at all. This year, the ski park … Continue reading »

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 »

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