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Mt. Ashland Ski Area, Ashland

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Cross-country Ski Area · Hidden Gem · Ski Area
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Mt. Ashland's summit elevation of 7,533 feet gives the ski area a vertical drop of 1,150 vertical feet with 200 acres of varied skiing and riding terrain. Four chair lifts provide access to twenty-three ski trails plus open bowl skiing. Forty acres of trails are lit for night skiing. A Tudor-style mountain lodge provides food service, bar/lounge, ski school, retail and ticket sales. Ski and snowboard rentals are available.

Local skiing enthusiasts built the Lodge, Ariel chair, and a T-bar and rope tow in 1963 through a grassroots effort. The Southern Oregon State College Foundation managed the ski area in the mid 70's. Local businessman Dick Hicks purchased the ski area in 1977 and raised funds to build the Windsor chair lift in 1978. The ski area was sold to Harbor Properties of Seattle in 1983 and night lighting, vehicle shop and Sonnet and Comer chair lifts were installed. In 1991 the ski area came under community ownership made possible by donor-restricted contributions and a grant from the Oregon Economic Development fund.
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  • Our family enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff and the instructors for our kiddos were awesome. Great time for all. 
    Our family enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff and the instructors for our kiddos were awesome. Great time for all.  more »
  • Our school has done ski school here for the past 4 years. Each time we visit the staff is very friendly. I would defiantly recommend this place for beginners. 
    Our school has done ski school here for the past 4 years. Each time we visit the staff is very friendly. I would defiantly recommend this place for beginners.  more »
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  • Had a really great native American water blessing ceremony/get together up there on the mountain. Some interesting stories from the Oregon Indian Education crew, a drum circle and then potluck/music/cacao party after. It was an awesome day. Got a little too much sun out playing the flute so be sure to wear sunscreen or a hat if you aren't fully native and are prone to being sunburned - it's high altitude up there. Can't wait to snowboard it next season. Thanks Ashland Mountain staff for hosting us up there - I think the blessing helped subside the drought a bit and definitely helped spread the love and good vibrations.
  • This is a great place to go for family time, need to let off some steam by yourself or even on a date!!! The service and staff are always wonderful, very helpful and knowledgeable. They do offer private lessons and classes for skiing or snowboarding, the pricing is very reasonable and worth it. If you are new and want to learn please do not just head out and try to teach yourself on the mountain, inexperienced and untrained riders put themselves and others at risk by doing this take a class and keep the mountain safe for everyone to enjoy!!! My son and I had his first 1 hr private lesson together a few years ago, we bought him gear and lessons for Christmas because he wanted to learn to snowboard. The young man that we were assigned for our lesson was incredible, he was polite, patient, very knowledgeable and a very good teacher. My fiance has been snowboarding his entire life but was surprised to learn a few new tricks and tips from our teacher. They have options for everyone, hills available for people that are novice or experienced, skiing and snowboarding, all are welcome. They do have yearly memberships/ season passes that are a great option if you end up going more than a couple times in a season, plus you help support the resort to ensure we can continue to enjoy it for many years to come. They have a full service lodge that looks out over the bunny hill, it's fun to eat and watch the kids and new riders getting lessons. At the ski shop you can rent all gear needed for either skiing or snowboarding.They have certain items in the shop you can buy in case you forget something at home like gloves, scarf or goggles.. The lodge will host live music and special events all season long, just check the website. Also on the website, don't forget to check out the live camera feed to check conditions, you get a great view from many different points of the mountain, it's also just fun to just watch the people out enjoying the ride!! Thank you to Mt Ashland owners, supporters and staff for the dedication to continuing to providing the community with such a beautiful and enjoyable place!!!

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