The 7500+ft. elevation of Mt. Ashland makes this a perfect getaway for the residents of southern Oregon. It offers 23 ski runs and many miles of cross-country trails. It's a popular mountain bike destination for hearty souls during the summer as well as a great place to hike. Some of the meadows near the summit are filled with spring wildflowers in early August. The mountain area past the ski lodge is accessible by car in the summer and the views are magnificent. A wonderful Sunday drive.