Mt. Ashland, Oregon’s southernmost ski resort, officially announced on Friday that it will not open for the 2013-2014 ski season. It will be the the first season in the mountain’s fifty-year history that they failed to open.
A snowpack of less than 20 inches coupled with March temperatures in the 60’s spell doom for the for the non-profit ski hill’s ski season.
“It seems like every time we get some snow this year it’s followed up by pineapple express coming in with some rain, or really warm temperatures, or a combination of both,” said Kim Clark, general manager of the non-profit ski resort.
Mt. Ashland joins Mt. Shasta Ski Park, just over the California border, and tiny Warner Canyon ski area on the list of ski resorts that will not open for the 2013-2014 ski season.