Consider Mt Ashland when planning your green vacation. 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.
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.
Mt. Ashland’s Green Chair program helps the Bonneville Environmental Foundation reduce our nation’s dependency on fossil fuels as our primary sources of generating electricity and promotes sustainable travel. The renewable energy credits, also called Green Tags, purchased by the ski area will eliminate the release of 600,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere each year for the next three years. Mt. Ashland will provide each visitor to the ski area the opportunity to invest in the Green Chair Renewable Energy program by purchasing a $20 Green Chair season pass upgrade or a $1 lift ticket upgrade. The passes and tickets will identify the guest as a Green Chair Renewable Energy supporter. Mt. Ashland encourages all visitors to participate in the ski area’s vision to become completely independent of energy derived from fossil fuels.
Mt Ashland Ski area is located just 30 minutes from Ashland, where après ski options include a vibrant arts community, superb restaurants, and quaint bed and breakfasts, many of them members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Plan your sustainable travel vacation by first selecting an Ashland Oregon Bed and Breakfast then head up to the slopes of Mt Ashland Ski Resort.