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Ski Oregon Issues Powder Alert for all of Oregon

Meteorologist Matt Zaffino, in his Ski Oregon report dated December 2, provides us with an optimistic look at snowfall expected this season across all Oregon ski areas. The bottom line is that, from the information that Matt has, we can…

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Snowfall at Mt. Ashland through 2020

La Niña Predicted for this Winter

According to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, there is an 87% chance that La Niña conditions will persist in the Pacific Ocean this winter through February. La Niña generally causes mostly the opposite effects of El Niño: above-average precipitation across…

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James Niehues' art that Mt. Ashland uses on its trail maps

James Niehues Announces Retirement

James Niehues, the artist who created Mt. Ashland's iconic trail map images, has announced he is retiring after more than 30 years of creating art for ski area trail maps. From Niehues' website: I have been painting aerial views since…

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Kim Clark, former GM at Mt. Ashland

Rest in Peace, Kim

It is with profound sadness that we share news of the passing of Kim Clark, Mt. Ashland’s General Manager from 2005 to 2014. Kim was an outstanding leader who gave his entire heart and soul to our mountain. After leaving…

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Doug Volk and Kerry Metlen

Ski Patrollers Receive National Recognition

Two ski patrollers received national recognition at a recent National Ski Patrol (NSP) awards ceremony. Kerry Metlen was awarded National Ski Patrol National Appointment #12243 on Saturday 08/14/2021. National Appointments are for patrollers who have demonstrated leadership, good character, diplomacy, positive…

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Indy Pass: Discover the spirit of skiing

Mt. Ashland Joins the Indy Pass

Mt. Ashland is joining the Indy Pass partnership, beginning the 2021-22 winter season. The Indy Pass is the fastest-growing multi-mountain pass partnership in the world and features ski resorts in all regions of the US. The fiercely independent mountains, many…

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ODOT road work on I-5, Summer 2021

Summer Road Work by ODOT on I-5

For the third summer in a row, the Oregon Department of Transportation is doing some extensive road work on Interstate 5 near Exit 6 (the exit used to access Mt. Ashland). These are important improvements to maintain and upgrade the…

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Night Skiing at Mt. Ashland

Mt. Ashland Featured in SKI Magazine

We were honored to grace the pages of SKI Magazine this month. The article, What it Takes to Run a Nonprofit Ski Hill, touts our nonprofit business model and the benefits it can bring to the community. For ski areas…

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