Locals come together to ‘Pray for Snow’

It seems as if every mountain but Mt. Ashland has been graced with snow this winter, making it difficult for folks looking to ski, board and sled this season. The particularly dry winter and lack of snow has left locals with little to do other than stand by and hope for better conditions. Those at Mt. Ashland agree, prompting a ‘Pray for Snow’ party this Saturday, January 11.

Southern Oregon University students are among those who will be joining the party, hoping to see a change in conditions soon.

“It’s called winter for a reason,” said Marcus Mattioli, junior exchange student from Montana. “I’ll be there, no doubt about it!”

The Pray for Snow party will include food, entertainment, and major sales from the retail shop within the lodge at Mt. Ashland. In the shop everything will be 40 to 60 percent off including goggles, helmets, sunglasses, gloves, face masks, Mt. Ashland apparel, and many other accessories.

From 2-4 p.m. local band Eight Dollar Mountain will be performing their music to help ‘pray for snow.’ There will also be a barbeque where hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks will be sold.

“I’m ready for some snow,” said Isaac Aiken, a freshman at SOU. “I’m definitely down for some snow calling and hotdog eating.”

All are invited to attend the Pray for Snow party throughout the day, and are encouraged to bring positive attitudes to brighten the day and maybe even bring some snow to the ground.