Following an executive order by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown specifically allowing several outdoor recreation activities to reopen, including the state’s ski areas, Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood will reopen for timberline skiing and riding with modified operations on Friday, May 15.
In its outline of the reopening plan, the ski area said, “Timberline guests can expect great mountain, lodging and F&B experiences, but must be prepared for something very different. Mountain operations will be limited to the best two chairlifts with entirely new processes for access, parking, lift tickets, pass holders and lift lines.”
Timberline is requiring all guests, including season passholders and others with pre-purchased lift products, to register in advance online and complete a “COVID questionnaire” as part of the registration process.
“During this initial phase of re-opening, ski area capacity will be limited by a daily reservation allotment,” the plan states. “Reservations cannot be made more than 24 hours in advance and are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Operations may be limited or modified at any time in response to changing circumstances. There will be absolutely no refunds or rain checks.”
In its comprehensive reopening plan, Timberline not only details the operating plan, but also lays out several guidelines that guests must adhere to.