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Mt. Ashland Expecting Inches of Snow this Week

Winter storms on Wednesday and this upcoming weekend will bring a couple inches of snow to Mt. Ashland. Right now they are 10 inches away from reopening.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 5:58 PM
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018 6:03 PM

Ashland, OR. -- Winter storms on Wednesday and this upcoming weekend will bring a couple inches of snow to Mt. Ashland. Right now they are 10 inches away from reopening. 

Right now there's about 16 inches of snow at the base of the mountain, and they need around 26 inches to open. 

Although there's been sun and warmer temperatures for this time of year, the snow they did get this past weekend is sticking. 

"The cold weather is really holding the snow that we have up there. The stuff we were skiing on for the 8 days we did get open, it's still holding tight up on Romeo and Juliet," says Mt. Ashland General Manager, Hiram Towle. 

Today Hiram told NewsWatch12 this isn't the first lean season on the mountain. He says it's just part of being in the ski business. Hiram says they are hoping for early spring storms to keep them open through March. 

"You know we figure that if we can stay open late we certainly will. You know it's not unusual for these dry periods to come early in the season," says Hiram. 

This weekend Mt. Ashland is hosting their Bavarian Nights party from 4-9 p.m. There will be live music, fireworks, drinks, and food. It's family friendly and free for everyone. The party will support their volunteer ski patrol team.

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