Explore the Mt. Ashland Ski Area
About Mt. Ashland
With a peak elevation of 7,533′, the Mt. Ashland Ski Area is situated at the highest point in the Siskiyou Mountain range, just minutes from downtown Ashland and Medford. Our terrain balance favors intermediate-to-advanced skiers and riders. Beginners can take advantage of our low-cost rental and instruction programs. We’ve got exciting terrain, an outstanding staff, and amazing views.
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Live your daydreams
Snow-capped peaks to downtown lights. Morning coffee in the mountain mist. White-knuckle rapids in the raft. Sunset strolls through the vineyard. Tear-stained cheeks in theatre seats. In Ashland, you can catch up with and live out your daydreams, one unique itinerary at a time.
THE TOWN OF ASHLAND
Nestled in the Rogue Valley at the base of Mt. Ashland–and just minutes away from the ski area–is the town of Ashland. Known for its award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland has a thriving culinary scene with over 100 restaurants, talented chefs and innovative restaurateurs who incorporate produce and products from local farmers and food artisans. Lithia Park, located adjacent the downtown ‘Plaza,’ is a world-class urban park with open grassy fields, lovely landscaping, and miles upon miles of hiking and running trails.
MT. ASHLAND’S HISTORY
The ski area and ski lodge were constructed in 1963. The ski area opened to the public on January 11, 1964. The original dirt road to and from Ashland was one way, so skiing enthusiasts had to adhere to the rule of uphill-only in the morning and downhill-only in the afternoon. The ski area went through a variety of owners until 1992 when the owners at that time threatened to dismantle it. The local community rallied to Save Mt. Ashland and the 501(c)3 nonprofit Mt. Ashland Association was born. Since then the Association has owned and operated Mt. Ashland “to provide and promote a healthy quality experience in an alpine environment.”
MT. ASHLAND NEWS
Keep up-to-date with what’s happening at Mt. Ashland by reading our blog and subscribing to our E-news by clicking the “Sign Me Up!” button below. We also offer text alerts in-season so that you’re in the know–on the go! Just text “mtashland” to 24587. Normal text rates apply.
Ready for some Local Mountain Fun?
If you love to be in the mountains with fresh air and great views, Mt. Ashland is the place. We enjoy an average of 300 days of sunshine—along with more than 250 inches of natural snowfall—per year.