Mt. Ashland prepares for snow

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mt. Ashland is getting ready for it’s first winter storm of the season, and hoping it’s only just the beginning.

The ski area is a long way away from opening, but does already have 4 inches of snow on the ground.

The non-profit hopes it’ll get 10 more in the coming days.

With wet and heavy snow, it can open with as little as 2 feet of snow.

For now, the ski area says it’s hoping to open in early to mid December and hopes COVID-19 doesn’t impact those plans.

The general manager of the ski area, Hiram Towle says, ” We don’t expect to be any different up here, we think we’re gonna be very popular this year and are going to have a lot of people wanting to come up and get what we have.”

Towle says guests should be prepared for a vastly different ski season, so the mountain can keep up with COVID-19 regulations.

Some examples include, restrooms in the lodge being closed to the public, rentals, ski lessons and lift tickets will be sold online only.

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Jenna King is the 6pm and 11pm anchor for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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