Mt. Ashland Ski Area plans to be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through the end of April with special $25 tickets.

Mt. Ashland Ski Area closed last weekend due to rain. Thanks to a good snowpack and some fresh snow, the ski area is will reopen for late season skiing and snowboarding. The area reports a 36-inch base below the lodge, and 45 inches at the mid-mountain, and much more up top and in the “Bowl” that features advanced runs in narrow steep chutes.

“We are so happy to be able to keep the season going for our skiing and riding community,” said Hiram Towle, Mt. Ashland’s general manager, on Thursday. “The snow held up remarkably well, and we will plan to have Comer, Windsor, and Ariel open through the weekend. With more snow in the forecast, we are optimistic about the rest of the extended season. We received a few inches of new snow overnight that enhanced the existing snow cover for this weekend.”

The south-facing, wind-scoured Sonnet slope will be closed awaiting more snow, which leaves only intermediate and advanced terrain available this weekend, and lessons will be limited.

All lodge services will be in operation with drink specials in the bar, 50 percent off all retail items and the Season Pass Renewal Party will be held on Saturday with a barbecue for Season Pass holders, raffles, live music and fun. This event was designed to thank existing pass holders for their support and to welcome new pass holders who purchase passes for next season. Those new to being pass holders will get a free ticket for that day and be able to join the party goers for all the activities.

The Spring Pass Sale offers 40 percent off in-season prices. Go to www.mtashland.com for details.