Light at the end of the US Ski Tunnel... Resort Plans Opening!
Looks like a ski resort will begin to spin its bull wheels in the United States once more after the lions share of US resorts closed in mid-March due to fears about the Coronavirus. Timberline Ski Resort on Mt. Hood will open for summer operations this Friday, May 15th. Although the skiing experience will be quite more controlled. First off, all skiers and riders will need a reservation to ski on the mountain regardless of what passes they hold or programs they are attending. The reservations cannot be made more than 24 hours in advance and are subject to sell-out and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
"Before coming to Timberline all skiers and riders will need to make a mandatory online reservation. This includes but is not limited to Timberline Pass Holders, Fusion Pass Holders, Subaru Pass Holders, pre-paid lift tickets, Cyber-Monday lift tickets, Black Friday lift tickets, etc. If you arrive at Timberline without an online reservation, even if you have a season pass or a pre-paid product you will not be allowed access. The online reservation process includes a Covid questionnaire.
During this initial phase of re-opening, ski area capacity will be limited by a daily reservation allotment. 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." - Timberline, 5/12/20