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Great Snow In Ashland, OR

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Just got back from 5 days at Mt. Ashland. 70+ inches and snow almost every night.
Meanwhile, back in Dairyair, we're struggling to keep one run open. Our training hill at Blackhawk Ski Club might be open Tues.
Fun while it lasted but back to reality
post #2 of 12
You should have told me you were going there. I grew up in Ashland & lived in the area until last year. The 90s were insane at Mt. Ashland as both El Nino and La Nina dumped snow continually through the ski season. The powder is heavier than what you find at Mt. Bachelor or in the Rockies but with mid-fats and fat skis it is a blast to ski. Did you huck the cornices on the 2nd & 4th chute while you were there?

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 14, 2001 02:21 PM: Message edited 3 times, by Rio ]</font>
post #3 of 12
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SLATZ:
Meanwhile, back in Dairyair,..... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmmmmmmm.... Dairyair = Derrière? Is this someone's idea of a joke?

Things that make you go "Hmmmmmmmmmm"
post #4 of 12
Wish I could have made it down. But money was tight, too much month at the end of the money. Too many skis to mount at Gart. Get back here soonly.

Dairair! Hmmmmmm!
post #5 of 12
Slatz -

Just got an e-mail from an old ski buddy. 18 inches again last night. Downside, they couldn't get all the snow off the Ariel chair so they could run it. When you consider the moisture content in those 18 inches that's a lot of snow.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
It's about time. It's been super dry there for years.
I bought 20 acres there in 89. It's two miles below Callahan's on Old 99. Used to be the town sledding hill. Sturdevants are my neighbors. I wasn't feeling ready for the chutes. I'm not in the best shape right now. Too much New Glarus beer.
Sugar Snack
I'm talking about Wisconsin, land of beer f#rts and cow pies.
Come to Sauk City some time for the annual cow chip toss.
post #7 of 12
20 acres in Ashland? Couldn't you just sell it and retire! That town has some amazingly overpriced realestate. I have heard Ashland described as "10 square miles surrounded by reality" Great town, but experienced some of the most unfriendly hippies around. I look forward to making a work trip there in the winter season some day.
post #8 of 12
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JoCanadian:
I have heard Ashland described as "10 square miles surrounded by reality<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

yep, thats the one.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
No wonder it felt so much like home. I was born and raised in Madison WI. Often referred to as "the alternative to reality"
Ashland is more like Madison in the 60s as far as the hippie thing. Presently Madison has taken PC to new highs with the mayor, police chief and fire chief all examples of gender, race and sexual preference equality. :
post #10 of 12
Unfortunately the Ashland real estate prices are affecting the rest of the Rogue Valley. Talent is way overpriced as are sections of Medford. People in Ashland like to bitch about the Californians but more people retire there from the East Coast and Midwest than California. They like Ashland because it has seasons but they are very mild, especially winter.

Slatz, are you above or below the 270 degree turn on Old Pacific Hwy. And are you immune to poison oak yet?
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Above. The top of railroad switchback is at the bottom of the lot. The address is 5665.(near the 5 mile mark) Below the switchback with the log home inside it. The verticle rise is over 500 ft. Almost twice that of our ski area in WI.
post #12 of 12
Slatz -

Looks like I'm going to be in Ashland next week visiting my folks (they originally were going to visit me). You're probably not going to be in the area, but if you are let me know. If not, I'll huck the cornice on the 2nd chute in your name.
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