Mount Ashland Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Oregon in USA. The resort is in the town of Ashland, OR.
Mount Ashland is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
Mount Ashland Lodging:
Mount Ashland Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Mount Ashland has a total of 44 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mount Ashland is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 240 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 97 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.
Mount Ashland's slopes see on average 300 inches (118 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet a year!
Mount Ashland Ski Resort Elevation
Mount Ashland Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,500 feet, or 2,286 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,350 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,150 feet (351 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mount Ashland's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Mount Ashland Ski Resort Difficulty Level
53.3out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Mount Ashland has 240 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mount Ashland is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 11% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 89%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mount Ashland Ski Resort good for beginners?
Mount Ashland can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 89% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mount Ashland Ski Resort Location
Mount Ashland Ski Resort is located in the state of Oregon, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Ashland, OR.
Ashland, OR 97520 USA
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Getting to Mount Ashland Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Ashland Ski Resort), its coordinates of 42.09000, -122.72000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Ashland, OR to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mount Ashland.
|Rogue Valley International Medford Airport||MFR||Medford, OR||21 mi|
|Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport||LMT||Klamath Falls, OR||51 mi|
|Jack Mc Namara Field Airport||CEC||Crescent City, CA||81 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Ashland Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mount Ashland Ski Resort.
|Mountain High||Wrightwood, CA||8,200 ft||52%||17 mi|
|Mount Shasta Ski Park||Mount Shasta, CA||6,890 ft||44%||58 mi|
|China Peak||Big Bar, CA||8,709 ft||64%||88 mi|
Mount Ashland Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,500 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,350 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,150 ft|
(11% Beginner, 41% Intermediate, 48% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||300 inches|