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693 Washington St.
Ashland, OR 97520-0008
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Overview by Nancy Prichard Bouchard

A money-back guarantee on skiing or boarding? That's the deal at Mount Ashland Ski Area. If after 45 minutes you're not completely satisfied, you get a full-refund voucher to use another day. Not that there are many days that aren't worth the price of a lift ticket. Mount Ashland proves that great things come in small packages. Sure, proponents of bigger is better might point to the mere 200 acres of skiable terrain, but put them on the top of the legendary summit bowl, and they'll quickly become a believer. Mount Ashland arguably has the most expert terrain of any area in the Pacific Northwest.

Snow at Mount Ashland is generally very good. At 7,500 feet, it's the highest peak in the Siskiyou Range. The ski area faces north, so temperatures tend to be cooler than many Oregon resorts, but that means lighter, fluffier snow. The summit can get windy, but vistas are postcard perfect. You have a balcony view of majestic Mount Shasta and the jagged Trinity Alps to the south. Climbers will appreciate the direct line of sight across to Castle Crags, remote granite spires just over the California border. To the north is Mount McLaughlin, and in the distance, the distinctive rocky horn of Mount Thielson and the heavily glaciated Diamond Peak Wilderness Area.

While the chutes and drops into The Bowl provoke expressions that resemble Munch's painting "The Scream," the novice runs are sure to make beginners smile. Despite the predominance of expert terrain, Mount Ashland does a great job of catering to the novice crowd. The My Turn program is dedicated to developing new snow fanatics. Beginner students get three days of lifts, lessons, and rentals for about

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Price
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Average Snowfall
300 Inches
Skiable Acreage
220
Vertical Drop
1150 feet
Terrain:
5% beginner, 20% intermediate, 25% advanced, 50% expert
Number of Runs
23
Number of Lifts
4
Season
Mid-December to early April
Related Resources
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Weather for Mount Ashland

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Cloudy, 63 F
Forecast:
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 83 Low: 52
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 75 Low: 44
Thu - Sunny. High: 80 Low: 48
Fri - Sunny. High: 88 Low: 55
Sat - Sunny. High: 93 Low: 58


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Last Updated: March 16 2014 03:31 PM

Traveler Reviews of Mount Ashland


John rates Mount Ashland
here are bigger and better places to ski out west, but I like Mount Ashland because this is where I learned how to ski years ago.This place instilled in me a lifelong love of skiing. The conditions are great and I can't say enough about the staff, especially the instructor that taught me to ski. Pros: Easy to access, Great for kids, Well maintained, Short lines.
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