Mt. Ashland, Ore.- Mt. Ashland was scheduled to open Saturday but the lack of snow kept that from happening. The ski area wasn’t empty, though- dozen’s of people showed up for the lodge’s annual Snow Stomp.
While skiers weren’t able to hit the slopes, Mt. Ashland General Manager Hiram Towle said there was plenty for people to do.
“There are people that are ski families that don’t see each other during the year, that don’t see each other outside this world. And then they come here and they’re best friends,” Towle explained.
The annual Snow Stomp party could’ve celebrated the start of Mt. Ashland’s season, but Mother Nature didn’t allow for that this year.
The lack of snow didn’t stop SOU senior Marlee Kitzmiller from coming up to enjoy the mountain. As a new skier, Kitzmiller said she loves the environment at Mt. Ashland.
“It’s a local place where people come together.”
Towle didn’t release a firm opening date for the ski area, but said the wait will be worth it.
“We pull out all the stops to get people skiing and riding in Southern Oregon.”
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