The Mt. Ashland Ski Area is owned and operated by the 501(c)3 nonprofit Mt. Ashland Association. The community-owned ski area offers affordable skiing and riding experiences. Through programs like our My Turn program, free SNOW BUS service, school programs, Winter Wellness Day, the ACCESS Ski and Ride Against Hunger Day, and more, almost anyone living in our region has an opportunity to experience the joys of winter outdoor recreation at Mt. Ashland at least one time each year.
This is made possible through the generous support of our community. Please make a contribution today.
Snow fencing and ski slope trimming
Mt. Ashland will make some key improvements to help us open the ski area more often in low-snow years. Without the ability to make snow, we must make the best of what falls naturally. We will install snow fencing in key areas to help us retain the snow that falls and prevent winds from carrying it away. With volunteer support, we will also trim our slope vegetation to reduce the amount of snow needed to open trails.
Lift loading ramps
We will build special decks at the base of our lifts to reduce the amount of snow needed to safely load passengers. The loading ramp we installed on the Sonnet lift in 2016 significantly reduced the amount of snow needed to open that lift. We plan to install decks at the base of the three remaining lifts.
These improvements will help us tremendously in low-snow years like we experienced in 2014, 2015, and 2018.
Lodge interior improvements
Numerous improvements were made to the main floor of the Lodge in 2017. These improvements will be duplicated on all of the upper floors. The improvements include new rubber flooring and new modern furniture.
Paint the original sections of the Lodge exterior
We will repair and repaint the original sections of the Lodge exterior to match the new sections added in 2017.
|Snow fencing and ski slope trimming||$150,000|
|Lift loading ramps||$30,000|
|Flooring and furniture on upper floors of the Lodge||$40,000|
|Paint the old sections of the Lodge exterior||$80,000|
- Continued Lodge Improvements
- Support for Low-Snow Conditions