Mt. Ashland's 2017 Lodge Improvements Campaign
As part of our 25th anniversary of community ownership, we’re spending $1.4 million to restore and improve Mt. Ashland’s lodge in 2017. Please join with us as we add more indoor space and make our historic lodge a place we can all be proud of.
We agree! With your help we will reinvest in the lodge to make it better serve our guests, be more comfortable, and finally give us the gorgeous views of Mt. Ashland from inside we’ve always wanted.
With the recent ski area improvements we’ve made, there is little crowding on our slopes. But if you’ve visited our lodge recently on a busy weekend day, you know that the place needs to be improved.
And we can do so with your generous support.
In 1992, our community joined together to raise $1.7 million to “Save Mt. Ashland.” In 2017, with 25 years of community ownership, we’re celebrating by investing $1.4 million in our most treasured and important asset, our historic lodge. As a community, we have an obligation to ensure that this iconic symbol of Southern Oregon continues to serve guests for many more generations.
- Working with our annual ski locker renters, we’ll be designing a more comfortable and spacious ski-in, ski-out locker room in the current rental shop;
- To create a more logical and better guest experience and to centralize all services, the rental shop will be moved to the lodge basement;
- Two currently-unused outdoor decks will be covered and enclosed, adding more than 1,000 square feet of indoor heated space–with amazing views of Mt. Ashland and the surrounding landscape;
- To create a more “open” feel on the first floor and reduce crowding, the center interior staircase will be moved to one of the newly-enclosed rooms, which is currently our “Lodge Poma” deck;
- The roof will be replaced; and
- The Café area will be moved away from the crowded door and a much more functional and efficient service area will created toward the Sonnet side of the lodge. This improvement will alleviate the crowding and lack of proper flow that has frustrated guests for many years.