Built in 1964, Mt. Ashland has embraced its heritage and local culture since day one. Known for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) in Ashland, the ski area named every trail after Shakespearean characters while the Tudor-style architecture of the lodge represents the era of the famous playwright as well. Many photos, signs, and other miscellaneous artifacts of the ski area’s past can be found throughout the lodge. As the ski area prepares for renovations of their lodge this summer, management has gone through the process of identifying all of the historically significant traits of the building with a historian who is setting guidelines for renovations in order to preserve the ski area’s rich heritage. Take one step in this place, and you’ll know why it’s special… It was one of the sites considered for the shooting of The Shining before Timberline Lodge was chosen, but don’t worry, Jack Nicholson and the twins are nowhere to be found—just good vibes.