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April 13, 2024

Outdoors

Business

Mt. Ashland Ski Area to open Thursday

It’s taken longer than usual but the wait is almost over.  The Mt. Ashland Ski Area will open for the season Thursday. Despite the later than usual opening, Thursday’s opening is fitting because Mt. Asland’s 60th anniversary season will begin exactly 60 years to the day after its first-ever opening in 1964.

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Business

Waiting and hoping at Mt. Ashland

The waiting continues at Mt. Ashland Ski Area. Just when the mountain will have enough snow for the area to finally open for downhill skiers, snowboarders and other winter sports enthusiasts remains uncertain.

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Events

Gearing up: Skiers, snowboarders descend upon Ashland Ski Swap

Piled high with ski boots, snowboards and other snow apparel, Southern Oregon’s Stevenson Union building was packed with people Saturday morning looking to purchase fresh equipment at the annual Ashland Ski Swap. While nearby Mt. Ashland Ski Area remains closed until the mountain receives a healthy dose of new powder, many ski swap attendees were eager to buy gear for the upcoming season.

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Breaking the ice: First Frost skaters know how to get around

Families made good use of the recreational skating period kicking off the annual First Frost Community Skating Event on Saturday at Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink. Visit ashland.or.us/icerink for skating schedule and admission information and updates, or call 541-552-2258 for more information.

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Business

Mt. Ashland Ski Area pushes back opening day, despite snowstorm

Andrew Gast, general manager of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area, had hoped that this Saturday would be opening day for skiing this season, but he admitted defeat on Thursday, despite the latest snowstorm. Things are now day to day, while he, a couple hundred employees and untold numbers of skiers wait for more snow.

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$2.5M gift gives big lift to Mt. Ashland effort to build new ski lift

Mt. Ashland will install its first new chairlift since the 1980s with support from the largest gift the nonprofit has ever received. Karen and Sid DeBoer donated $500,0000 toward the new feature, and their foundation is giving $2 million. To be called the Lithia Chair, it will be placed where a Poma surface lift was removed in the 1980s and will open more beginner and intermediate terrain.

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‘On track’: Naumes Suncrest Winery readies expansion in time for summer

Naumes Suncrest Winery is preparing for summer in a big way. From the building of a new outdoor stage designed to accommodate full bands, to outdoor seating renovations that will quadruple capacity — not to mention a concert series in the works — the Talent winery at 1950 Suncrest Road says it is on track to open its new, larger outdoor space by June.

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SOU celebrates its 31st annual powwow

Community members from a variety of backgrounds will gather Saturday and Sunday for the 31st annual Southern Oregon University Powwow, widely regarded as the largest student-led event on campus. The event, hosted by the school’s Native American Student Union, is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Lithia Motors Pavilion in its second year back on campus after a COVID hiatus.

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