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Excellent Skiing and Riding on New Snow Expected This Weekend at Mount Ashland

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Winter storms finally came to Southern Oregon in a big way, with Mount Ashland receiving 10 inches of new snow in the past seven days.

Twilight skiing began Thursday night, with sessions running from 3 to 9 p.m.. For the next several weeks, the local ski resort will be open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Mount Ashland officials said the weekend outlook is moderate temperatures, snow showers and some wind. They said the groomers expect excellent skiing and riding conditions, but overnight conditions do include the possibility of some ice.

Expert terrain in The Bowl is closed at this time due to an unstable and reactive snowpack. Ski patrol will assess this area daily and open as soon as possible. A temporary park has been set up on Lower Juliet that includes boxes and rails. The usual parks will be built as soon as they get more snow.

Expected this weekend on Mount Ashland are five lifts, 35 trails with 18 groomed, one park and a 45-to-50-inch base. For more information, visit "mtashland.com."
Posted on 1/19/24 6:16AM by Sam Marsh