winter

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 …

Ski shops slide into the season with big business

MEDFORD, Ore. —  With Mount Ashland opening tomorrow, it’s a busy time for businesses like Rogue Ski Shop as people prepare to hit the slopes. Owner Bob Matthews says they’re eagerly awaiting the season’s start. Not just because it’s an exciting time of …

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 …

Likely mild winter this year in parts of U.S.

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Experts say if we do have a mild winter, it won’t be good for the long-term. “We certainly don’t need any more days where the fuels in the forests are ready to burn…,” said Forest Division Chief Chris Chambers. The …

Local wineries luck out with winter weather

East Medford, Ore. — The constant flip-flopping in weather conditions this season has been a concern for local wineries and vineyards. Warm weather can cause grapes to start budding early, which can lead to vines dying if freezing temperatures return. Southern Oregon fortunately …

Mt. Ashland announces re-opening

ASHLAND, Ore. – Mt. Ashland Ski Area will officially re-open this Friday. According to officials, 14 inches of snow fell in the last week, and it’s continuing to fall. The latest snow report shows 22 inches of snow at the lower mountain …