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Mt. Ashland

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Rated #4 in Oregon
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Transportation
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AIR TRANSPORTATION

 

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Direct Flights from: Denver; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Phoenix; Portland (OR), Salt Lake City; San Francisco; Seattle

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

 

By Car - Traveling north or south on Interstate 5, take the Mt. Ashland Exit (Exit 6) and follow the signs along the 8-mile paved access road leading to the Mt. Ashland.
 

Shuttle Service from Ashland

 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Ashland Springs Hotel

212 E. Main St.
Ashland, OR 97520

(888) 795-4545

Rooms and Amenities 4 Ski and Stay package $109 per person per night double occupancy children under 12 stay free with parents

Plaza Inn & Suites

98 Central Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520

888-488-0358

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Amenities

4 Ski and stay packages $79 per person per day double occupancy

Ashland Timbers Motel

1450 Ashland St.
Ashland OR 97520

(866) 550-4400

Amenities 6 Ski and stay packages $64 per person per day double occupancy
All Mount Ashland ski and stay packages Amenities vary   $55-$134 per person per night double occupancy

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Dining

 

Food in Ashland:

49 North Main Street,

Ashland, OR 97520

541 482 2808

 

The lunch and dinner menus include spanakopita, deli sandwiches, fresh salads, pastas, pizzas, fish n’ chips, grilled salmon, and chicken Caesar salad, daily specials and freshly made fresh fruit pies and cakes.
 

Morning Glory Restaurant

1149 Siskiyou Blvd,

Ashland, OR

541-488-8636

 

"The best food I’ve ever eaten. Breakfast or lunch, it can’t be beat..." -Mr. Breakfast, food columnist of the Oregonian

 

 

The Peerless Restaurant

265 4th St, Ashland,

OR 97520-2043

541 488 6067

 

Menu features an array of small plates, as well as steaks, chops, pastas and seafood's that capture the flavors of the seasons and the essence of the region.

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Mt. Ashland
Description:

The Mt. Ashland Ski Area is nestled in the magnificent Siskiyou Mountains, the alpine gateway to the Pacific Northwest. The resort is conveniently located halfway between San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon; just 8 miles off Interstate 5. Powder hounds enjoy the area's annual snowfall of 300 inches. There is a wide variety of terrain for all ability levels making Mt. Ashland a good choice for the entire family.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner5%
Trails-2-Intermediate20%
Trails-3-Advanced25%
Trails-4-Expert only50%
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total23
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run1 mile
General-Base elevation6350'
General-Vertical drop1150'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds200 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Steep, challenging

Cons: Not for intermediates

Mt. Ashland is where I learned to ski and skied most of my life until moving to Montana in 2000.  It is a small ski are 10 miles off Interstate 5 at the California/Oregon border.  It is known for two things, having the steepest terrain in Oregon and having some of the hardest snow in Oregon.  The combination makes for challenging skiing that many people love but recreational skiers tend to loathe.

 

Mt. Ashland has 4 chair lifts,  23 runs and an open bowl.  The bowl has 4 chutes though the first two often merge into one big chute.  The mountain claims 50% of the runs are advance but many visitors think that number is low. 

 

The snow quality at Mt. Ashland is comparable to what you find around Tahoe.  It does get subjected to thaw/freeze conditions causing it to be icier than most mountains in Oregon.  The upside is the snow density and northern exposure makes for fun spring skiing.  Powder at Mt. Ashland runs from decent Cascade powder to mash potatoes and is more dependent on where the moisture is coming from than the time of year.

 

Because of its size I would have a hard time recommending going out of your way to ski Mt. Ashland.  On the other hand, if your passing by on I-5 or down seeing plays in Ashland its challenge and scenery (you have great views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Pitt & the Siskiyous from there) makes it worth your time.  East Coast skiers and skiers used to frozen Sierra Cement will find the snow very skiable.  Rocky Mountain skiers and Mt. Bachelor skiers probably won't enjoy it.