Mt. Ashland To Open December 19th
After being closed for more than 20-months, Southern Oregon’s favorite local ski resort announced they will be opening for the 2014-2015 on December 19th. Due to poor snow conditions, Mt. Ashland never opened for the 2013-2014 season, disappointing skiers and snowboards across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Thanks to cooler storms that recently moved through the area, Mt. Ashland announced today that they have enough base to officially open to the public. Exciting news, even though it may just be beginner terrain.
“We have received enough snow to safely operate the beginner area,” says Hiram Towle, Mt Ashland’s General Manager. “We invite everyone to come on up, take a few runs and watch SOU’s first appearance in the college National Championship, which will be on the flat screens in the bar.”
Starting at 9am on Friday December 19th, Mt. Ashland offer beginner terrain via the Sonnet chairlift with $7 lift tickets. With more storms coming in from the Pacific, Mt. Ashland will open more terrain as conditions permit. Currently, Mt. Ashland is reporting a 10-20 inch base, just shy of the 18-24 inches usually required to open the entire mountain. “After last season’s inability to open, we realize the community is eager to get the ski season underway,” says Towle. “We are keeping a close eye on the weather and will do everything in our power to deliver a quality and fun ski experience”.
Voted one of the top local ski resorts in the West, Mt. Ashland is conveniently located just 36-miles from Medford. Mt. Ashland offers over 220 acres of terrain and 23 trails served by 4 lifts.