Mt. Ashland

Mt. Ashland Will Open On A Limited Basis Friday

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th December NewsMt. Ashland
For the first time in 20 months, the Mt. Ashland Ski Area will be open. At 9 a.m. Friday, the ski area will offer beginner terrain on the Sonnet chairlift with $7 tickets. Lessons and rentals will also be available. General Manager Hiram Towle says there’s enough snow to safely operate the beginner area. Mount Ashland has 10 to 20 inches of snow.Read More »

Tree Falls, Kills Man at Mt. Ashland

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December NewsMt. AshlandPhillip Crosby
A 41-year old man camping with his teenage son on Mt. Ashland was killed this morning when a tree fell on his tent. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office received the call at 5:30 a.m. The man was identified as Phillip Crosby. Authorities say the high winds resulted in the tree's collapse. The sheriff's department was assisted by Cal-Fire, ODF and Ashland Fire and Rescue.

Mt. Ashland Survey Results Released

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th September NewsMt. Ashlandsurvey
More than 1,200 respondents participated in a survey for the Mount Ashland ski area. The association says they heard from a wide variety of customers- from season ticket holders to day users to non-skiers. Among the improvements called for included more runs, longer runs and more beginner runs. The most frequent request, however, came in the area of food and beverage services.Read More »

Mt. Ashland Association Hires New GM

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th August NewsHiram TowleMt. Ashland
The Mt. Ashland Association has hired a new general manager, one with experience in working for non-profits, and comes from one of the northeast's top resorts. Hiram Towle comes to Mt. Ashland from Sunday River, Maine.Read More »

Mt. Ashland To Cut GM Position

By Jim McCoy Thu 8th May NewsGeneral ManagerKim ClarkMt. Ashland
The ski area at Mount Ashland has eliminated its general manager's job as part of a reorganization after a winter without snow strained its finances. The Daily Tidings reports ( ) the elimination of the job held by Kim Clark since 2007 is the first step in a yearlong reorganization. Development director Rick Saul will serve as interim executive director whilRead More »

Mt. Ashland Will Not Open This Season

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th March NewsMt. AshlandSkiing
The Mt. Ashland Ski Area will not open this season, the first time in its 50 year history such a decision has been made. The decision was announced this morning via e-mail. The message noted that there is less than a foot of snow at the lower elevations, not nearly enough to open.Read More »

Mt. Ashland Ski Pass Holders May Receive Refund

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th March NewsMt. AshlandSkiing
Daffodils and fruit trees are blooming in the valley below the ski area at Mount Ashland, where there's been no skiing this season. The Daily Tidings ( reports the ski association is considering requests for refunds, in whole or part, for season passes.Read More »

Mt. Ashland Gets $5,000 Sustainable Slopes Grant

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th May NewsMt. AshlandSustainable slopes
Mount Ashland has announced the National Ski Areas Association has awarded them a $5,000 grant under its Sustainable Slopes initiative. The grant will help fund twenty watershed restoration projects the ski area will implement this summer.Read More »

Environmental Groups File New Mt. Ashland Expansion Lawsuit

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th December Newsenvironmental groupsMt. Ashland
Environmental groups have filed a new lawsuit against plans to expand the ski area at Mount Ashland in Southern Oregon. The Ashland Daily Tidings reports the suit comes from the Sierra Club, Oregon Wild and the Center for Biological Diversity.Read More »

Mt. Ashland Open For One More Weekend of Skiing

Thanks to a good response to the "Spring Challenge" issued by the staff at Mt. Ashland, the ski area will remain open for one more week, this Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22. 741 visitors turned out last Saturday, and 1,085 on Sunday.

The ski area will be manned by managers and supervisors. All services will be offered, except for lessons.


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