Skiers Hit the Slopes

NEAR WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — Skiers are dusting off their skis and hitting the slopes after an unseasonably dry winter delayed the start of ski season at Willamette Pass. Skiers said they had to wait quite a while to hit the slopes this year, but it was definitely worth the wait after hitting the slopes … Continue reading »

Berg’s Sends First Bus to Mt. Hood

EUGENE, Ore. — The owner of Berg’s Ski and Snowboard Shop in Eugene says they’ve have to make some major adjustments this year, because of the lack of snow. Willamette Pass has just announced it’s doing a partial opening on Friday, but Berg’s won’t send a bus up there this weekend. Instead, they’re sending a … Continue reading »

Ski Businesses Await Snowfall

EUGENE, Ore. — Expected snowfall throughout Oregon is welcome news for ski resorts that haven’t been able to open in weeks. There’s currently about 15 inches of snow at the Hoodoo Ski Resort. Willamette Pass got 6 inches of snow overnight. They need at least two feet of snow to open, but with snowfall expected … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Getting Ready to Open

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — A fresh dusting of snow on Mount Ashland on Tuesday morning is forcing ski area workers to wrap the last of the painting and other improvements that have been going on all summer long. In addition to widening most runs, the beginners run was re-sloped to make it easier for novice … Continue reading »

Ski Resort Excited for Fresh Snow

WILLAMETTE PASS — The warmer weather is behind us and mother nature made that clear with a nice blanket of snow on Willamette Pass Saturday night. Several inches have fallen this weekend and there’s still more forecasted to come. Even though the ski season hasn’t started yet, the Willamette Pass Ski Area was busy today. … Continue reading »

Storm Dumps Feet of Snow

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — It was a bit of a slow start to the ski season, but some powerful winter storms packed a good punch, bringing heavy snow for the ski area and a treat for the skiers. Willamette Pass Ski Area has a fresh blanket of white ready to be carved and shredded this … Continue reading »

Willamette Pass Opens

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — Nearly five feet of snow fell in the Cascades this week, creating prime conditions for those lucky enough to take a day off and head to opening day at Willamette Pass. At 9 a.m., it was time to take advantage of the days of dumping in the Cascades. Opening on a … Continue reading »

Ski Swap Benefits Local Ski Patrols

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Events Center is just about full of new and used snow gear for the 2012 Ski Swap. Shoppers will be let loose to pick through the bargains. Every piece of equipment and clothing is priced at least 50 percent off. It’s no wonder the ski patrolers already sold more than … Continue reading »

2012 Ski Swap Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Want to get a deal on some new or next-to-new ski equipment? Friday’s your chance when the annual Ski Swap starts at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Through Friday afternoon, local ski patrolers are collecting gear for consignment. Twenty percent of the money from sales goes to the Santiam Pass, Backcountry and award-winning … Continue reading »