Mt. Ashland closed this weekend April 6-8 due to heavy rains. Reopening April 13-15
Mt. Ashland Ski Area managers have made the decision not to open this coming weekend due to heavy rain in the forecast. They continue to plan for operations through the end of April, opening on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The National Weather Service in Medford is forecasting significant rain and wind for the weekend, and ski area managers state that they need to preserve the snowpack on the mountain for a better weekend. The forecast also calls for a change to snow at the tail end of the weekend and into the following week, so chances are good for a return to operations.
General Manager Hiram Towle said “We still have an abundance of snow on the mid, and upper mountain. To preserve that snow, we have chosen to delay our re-opening to Friday, April 13. The snow will need time to drain and solidify before we can get the snow cats out to groom surfaces again. It is likely we will need to farm snow to successfully re-open the lifts.”
Two of Mt. Ashland’s events, the Season Pass Renewal Party scheduled for this Saturday, and the Ski and Snowboard Against Hunger event that would have been on Sunday. These events have been tentatively been re-scheduled for April 14 and 15.
Hiram Towle stated “Our team and board of directors continue their strong commitment to providing the most skiing and riding possible every year. The support we have received and the kudos for a wonderful season have been inspiring and humbling. The fact that the Spring Season Pass Sale has started at such a good pace is a testament to that support and we thank all of our skiers and riders for standing by their local mountain.”
Mt. Ashland is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ski area owned and operated by the Mt. Ashland Association under a special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
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