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Mt. Ashland open for Christmas break

ASHLAND, Ore. — The possibility of high winds kept Mt. Ashland closed Thursday but ski area officials are looking forward to an important Christmas break. The mountain will be open Friday through the next two weeks coinciding with Christmas break for local kids.  …

Mt. Ashland Ski Area closed due to high winds

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Mt. Ashland Ski Area was closed Friday due to unfavorable weather conditions. “We are seeing sustained winds that are high enough to make it unsafe to operate the lifts at this time,” representatives said. General Manager Hiram Towle …

JCSO: Think twice when on the mountain

If you plan to hit the slopes, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says skiers and snowboarders must be careful. The warning comes just one day after search and rescue crews rescued 27-year-old Eli Kepsel near Mt. Ashland. Kepsel spent two nights out …

JCSO: Snowboarder found in fair condition

Search and rescue crews were relieved Tuesday night. After two days of searching, missing snowboarder 27-year-old Eli Kepsel was found around 10:30 Tuesday morning. “This is about the best outcome we could hope for,” said Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Julie Denney. …

Snowboarder reported missing on Mt. Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – Search and rescue crews are trying to find a missing snowboarder on Mt. Ashland. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said 27-year-old Eli Kepsel was reported missing by a family member on the morning of Monday, December 10. Kepsel was …

Mt. Ashland to open early

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. – Skiers, snowboarders and sledders can start prepping their gear, the Mt. Ashland Ski Area will open one day earlier than expected. Originally scheduled for a December 8 opening, the lifts will start running from 9 a.m. until 4 …

Climate change could impact winter recreation

ASHLAND, Ore. — The latest report on climate change shows major impacts to our way of life in the Pacific Northwest. Hotter temperatures contributing to drought and rising sea levels, threatening our forests and coastlines, experts warn the impacts could take a …

Mt. Ashland shooting for December 8 opening

ASHLAND, Ore. – If you’re looking to hit the slopes on Mt. Ashland, there may be some good news in store. According to the Mt. Ashland Ski Area’s calendar, they tentatively plan on opening on Saturday, December 8th at 9:00 a.m. This …