Mt. Ashland

Mt. Ashland Re-Opens Today

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th March NewsMt. AshlandSkiingsnow

A successful day of grooming on Mt. Ashland yesterday has led to the re-opening of the ski area today (Friday). According to a Mt. Ashland press release, an operations team “farmed snow” to prepare the mountain for better skiing and riding.

Comer, Windsor, and Ariel chairs will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Read More »

Mt. Ashland Re-opens

By Jim McCoy Sat 7th February NewsMt. Ashland
Having received 19 inches of snow in the last 24 hours (as of 8:30 a.m. Saturday), Mt. Ashland is re-opening for skiing. 24 inches of snow are reported at the base, with an upper snow depth of 39 inches. Sonnet opened at 9 a.m, and so will the Comer and Windsor lifts. According to the Mt. Ashland website, more snow accumulation is expected over the next few days.Read More »

Mt. Ashland Considering Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Mt. Biking

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th January NewsMt. Ashland
Mt. Ashland Ski Area officials are looking beyond downhill skiing and snowboarding to keep the resort financially viable in the long term. All options are on the table, including snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter and mountain bike rentals in the summer, according to a Monday night discussion among board members for the Mt.Read More »

Mt. Ashland Lays Off Staff

By Jim McCoy Fri 23rd January NewsjobsMt. Ashland
The lack of snow and temporary closure at Mount Ashland has forced a layoff of nearly all staff. The ski area had only been open for 13 days, and due to a relatively shallow snow pack, a limited one at that. According to their press release, it may be two more weeks at least before Mount Ashland has enough snow to be open again.

Mt. Ashland Remains Closed

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th January NewsMt. Ashland
Officials at Mount Ashland say the ski area will remain closed until further notice. December snows barely delivered enough at Mount Ashland to open, and the recent mild temperatures up at the mountain has caused much of it to melt. As of Thursday, the snow pack at Mount Ashland had dwindled down to 10 to 18 inches.Read More »

Major Gift Boosts Mt. Ashland

By Jim McCoy Thu 8th January NewsMt. Ashland
The Mount Ashland Ski Area has received a major gift that will give their efforts to make improvements a big lift. The California firm- Lam Research- made a gift of 28-thousand dollars, inspired by the community’s efforts to raise money for the mountain. Mt. Ashland development director Michael Stringer says this will help some projects move forward that once appeared to headed to the shelf. Mt.Read More »

Mt. Ashland Will Take At Least One Extra Day Off

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th January NewsMt. Ashlandsnow
They got enough snow to open before the year ended, but declining snow pack is forcing the Mt. Ashland ski area to remain closed at least an extra day, maybe more. Mt. Ashland is typically closed during ski season on Tuesday and Wednesday, and they will remain closed at least through Thursday, maybe longer.Read More »

Mt. Ashland Hoping For Snowfall From Soon-To-Arrive Weather Front.

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd December NewsMt. AshlandSkiingsnow
Skiers and officials at Mount Ashland are monitoring weather forecasts closely in hopes that a weather front due in the area on Christmas Eve will deliver the snow needed to re-open. Rain has diminished a minimal snow pack, and the mountain closed after a limited opening on Friday and Saturday. 594 passes were sold, but Mt.Read More »

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.


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