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If you live in the Rogue Valley, the ski patrol, ski school, and mountain hosts are most likely one of your neighbors. Not only are they stoked to be on the job and share their passion, they take their responsibility to provide a fun and safe day on the hill very seriously. Ski Patrol’s “Go With the Flow” approach to enforcing mountain etiquette illustrates this perfectly. They trust skiers and snowboarders to go with the speed of traffic and since the runs are rarely congested—it’s a no brainer and the public doesn’t view the patrol as the police. They’re more like their friends and neighbors so everyone treats each other with respect and shares the POW. Besides on-hill safety, Mt. Ashland added a Beacon Park next to the lodge this winter and partnered with the Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center and the local Ashland Outdoor Store to offer an Avalanche Awareness and Training Clinic since the ski area sits on the edge of some incredible backcountry skiing. Know before you go!