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 »

Lack of Snow Cancels Mt. Ashland Season

ASHLAND, Ore. – Officials at the Mt. Ashland Ski Area have announced that they will not open this season, marking the first time in its 50-year history it has failed to open for skiers and snowboarders. The mountain received less than a foot of snow at lower elevations, and with no snow in the forecast … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Cancels Season

ASHLAND, Ore. – Officials at the Mt. Ashland Ski Area have announced that they will not open this season, marking the first time in its 50-year history it has failed to open for skiers and snowboarders. In an email sent Friday morning, officials explained that the mountain had received less than a foot of snow … Continue reading »

Ski Teams Wrap Up Unprecedented Season

MEDFORD, Ore. – Kailey Flockoi and her coach gather over an iPhone, reviewing video from their championship race last week. The video shows the final runs of what will hopefully prove a once-in-a-lifetime season. “I definitely had a different image of what this year was going to go down like,” said Flockoi. Last week’s races … Continue reading »

March Snow Survey Shows Record Low Level

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — Snow is on the ground at Mount Ashland, but not much of it. Officials completed this month’s snow survey and found the Siskiyous are about 10 percent of what’s normal. A snow survey “course” that typically takes skis, or at the very least, snowshoes, to get to, only took hiking boots … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Closed Again on MLK Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — For the fourth time in five years, Mt. Ashland was closed for the Martin Luther King Junior holiday. The mountain still has not received enough snow to open yet this season, and the ski area will be closed until a large storm brings more snow to the slopes. The holiday typically brings … Continue reading »

Lack of Snow Stops Ski Practice

ASHLAND, Ore. — Due to the lack of snow, Medford and Ashland ski students haven’t been able to get in much practice this season. Each year the Medford Ski Education Foundation including starts practicing mid-December and the skiers get out on the mountain before holiday break. On Thursday, the students were forced to do dry-land … 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 »

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