Community-owned Mt. Ashland, the highest mountain in Southern Oregon’s Siskiyou range, is one of the only slopes in the nation where skiers can carve graceful turns during the day and enjoy clever turns of phrase at night. It’s located just 30 minutes from Ashland, where après- ski options include a vibrant arts community, superb restaurants, quaint bed and breakfasts, and a world-famous Shakespeare Festival.
From Mt. Ashland’s 7,533-foot summit, skiers and snowboarders ride a drop of 1,150 vertical feet. There is a remarkable terrain park, and the four chairlifts provide access to 23 trails as well as to open bowl skiing. The mountain’s 200 acres of skiing offer a number of challenging runs, including Ado and Balcony, leading locals to brag: If you can ski Ashland, you can ski anywhere.
Exit 6 off I-5, 18 miles from Ashland
Average annual snowfall: 300 inches
Base elevation: 6383 feet
Vertical elevation: 1150 feet
Longest Run: 1.0 mile
Ski Acres: 200 acres
Trail Info: 15% beginner, 35% intermediate, 50% advanced
Ski School: Yes
Snowboarding Profile: Southern Oregon’s steep and deep mountain draws a young crowd of expert riders to its pair of terrain parks. Park and pipe lessons are offered up to three times daily.