Local communities in the Rogue Valley benefit from several programs Mt. Ashland runs each season that focus on health and wellness in order to get all generations and genders outdoors. The ski area provides an affordable learn to ski program called, My Turn, where graduates of the winter-long course earn free season passes or several lift vouchers and other benefits depending on age. With the support of 578 donors who received free lift tickets in exchange for at least five canned goods, Mt. Ashland collected 3,206 pounds of food for their annual Ski Against Hunger Food Drive in collaboration with the local ACCESS food bank. Mt. Ashland also facilitates the Women of Winter program in partnership with SheJumps, a nonprofit whose mission is to increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities. In collaboration with various nonprofits and social services organizations in the Rogue Valley, Mt. Ashland hosted the first Winter Wellness Day this year which taught 120 local underprivileged youth how to ski and snowboard. With all this in mind, you can ski and ride easy knowing your quest for powder has led to a better quality of life for the people who make Mt. Ashland and the surrounding region special.