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Shasta Readies For Ski Season, Ashland Gets Closer

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Mount Ashland on January 22nd.

Ski season took a while, but it's finally getting close. 

Shasta Ski Park announced plans to open for the season on Wednesday (later pushed back to Friday, January 26), while Mt. Ashland Ski Area could open the slopes to visitors later this week if the expected storms deliver the expected snow. 

Both ski areas are geared to open between Thanksgiving and mid-December, but the weather did not cooperate... and even with recent storms, snow coverage figures to be less than optimum. 

Hiram Towle is the general manager at Mt. Ashland.He joins us with perspective on the late start and prospects for the rest of the season.    

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.