Injunction Blocking Mt. Ashland Expansion Lifted; No $ to Expand
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted an injunction that blocked the expansion of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area, but the association now does not have the money to expand.
In a ruling filed May 23rd, the appeals court reaffirmed a lower courtís lifting of the injunction. Oregon Wild and the Sierra Club had filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and the Mt. Ashland Association to block the expansion.
The ski area was unable to open this past winter for lack of snow. It has taken out a $750,000 lifeline loan from the Small Business Administration and is in the midst of a reorganization.
According to an Association spokesperson there is no fundraising drive to pay for the expansion.