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  1. #1676
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    Sounds like they aren't going to require advance reservations to ski. Just a reservation to park...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat Sig View Post
    That's not terrible. I guess it's the nudge I need to spring for an IKON pass and be yet another part of that hated horde.

    All that's left to do is a rain dance to knock down the fires, and then think snow!
    You will want the Ikon Pass and not he base pass. Sounds like more restrictions for anything other than the full season pass though.

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    To ensure the wellbeing of all and protect the longevity of the season we are taking a number of actions to manage volume and enable physical distancing. We are significantly limiting the number of single-day dated tickets we make available and we are not planning to sell undated tickets, like in years past. We have increased the typical number of black-out days on Ikon Base pass visitation, 12-Day and 4-Day passes, and limited the sale of the 4-Day pass. We are also implementing an online car parking reservation system. Please note this is a “car” and not an individual passholder reservation system. This system means that whether you’re coming up for a Cone lap, a few powder runs, a morning Nordic ski, or a lesson, you will need a car reservation to let us know you’re coming. Doing so will help us track and manage overall resort visitation levels. The full details of our parking reservation system are forthcoming, and we will share more information in the coming weeks.
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    I've not given it a bunch of thought, but it seems strange to be restricting access via parking. Doesn't that encourage people to carpool that would otherwise drive and not be breathing air of those they don't live with? I wonder how they will estimate how many people per car to know what the crowds will be?

    My plan, for a variety of reasons, was no pass. It seems like this will make things difficult for me and the family.

  4. #1679
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    Sounds like they aren't going to require advance reservations to ski. Just a reservation to park...
    Time to load up the minivans and buses!

    Will be interesting to see how the uphill policy evolves for the winter. I like to get up there pre-dawn for a hike before work, with the usual 20-40 like minded souls. So, how is that going to work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Time to load up the minivans and buses!

    Will be interesting to see how the uphill policy evolves for the winter. I like to get up there pre-dawn for a hike before work, with the usual 20-40 like minded souls. So, how is that going to work?
    maybe they'll have a 6a-9a parking res for west lot?
    and how does RV'ing work? [it seems like they've been pretty supportive to date what with bathrooms avail etc]

  6. #1681
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    Sounds like they aren't going to require advance reservations to ski. Just a reservation to park...
    OK, I'm now hearing that reservations to ski will be required too - guidance to be announced after the deadline for season pass refunds have passed...
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  7. #1682
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    OK, I'm now hearing that reservations to ski will be required too - guidance to be announced after the deadline for season pass refunds have passed...
    Got to lock in that cash flow, dick move.

  8. #1683
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    Quote Originally Posted by puma View Post
    I've not given it a bunch of thought, but it seems strange to be restricting access via parking. Doesn't that encourage people to carpool that would otherwise drive and not be breathing air of those they don't live with? I wonder how they will estimate how many people per car to know what the crowds will be?

    My plan, for a variety of reasons, was no pass. It seems like this will make things difficult for me and the family.
    It seems like it would encourage that if parking is gonna be limited, which it is at Sunrise ...

    Also, of course they won’t announce any plans to address congregation in the parking lots. It’s one thing to shoot the shit for a few mins with a buddy you haven’t seen in a bit, but it’s another when a horde of brosephs is having a close knit safety meeting and crushing a 30-rack ... and that’s the kind of thing that’s been driving local outbreaks. I guess they are saying “wear masks and distance” even outdoors on resort grounds but they aren’t saying if they are going to be having mountain hosts or security enforcing that. The only reason I bring this up is not because I wanna police everything, it’s that this kind of behavior is what’s gonna drive up hospitalization rates in Deschutes County.

    And then what happens to pass holders if Bend ICU bed count runs low again like it did back in July, and the county public health department forces the resort to close? What do they do for pass holders? What do they do for uphill access?

    Too many questions, too many variables - lots of uncertainty. If you can deal with that, cool.

    I won’t go into the season pretending like everything is gonna work out like the resort is trying to describe it ...

    Will basically plan for no resort time and lift served days I/family get will be a bonus.
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  9. #1684
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    Will basically plan for no resort time and lift served days I/family get will be a bonus.
    I agree. I am in a new area, so will try to jump around with the family, checking out the scene, if\when it's possible, but counting on nothing. (A money-saving winter at least) Otherwise, I am 2\3rds of the way to my hiking setup. (Wait, didn't I just say a money-saving winter? Oops...) If nothing else, this was good to get me moving in that direction after years of talk, and no action!

    I may still get a week down in Bend and hopefully tourons will be able to get a ticket in advance. The week between xmas and New Years, I wonder if it will be busy?

  10. #1685
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    OK, I'm now hearing that reservations to ski will be required too - guidance to be announced after the deadline for season pass refunds have passed...
    Where are you getting this information?
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  11. #1686
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefortrees View Post
    Got to lock in that cash flow, dick move.
    In fairness, what I heard was speculation, no insider knowledge
    But this is TGR, so that should be obvious...

    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    And then what happens to pass holders if Bend ICU bed count runs low again like it did back in July, and the county public health department forces the resort to close? What do they do for pass holders? What do they do for uphill access?

    Too many questions, too many variables - lots of uncertainty. If you can deal with that, cool.
    There’s a sliding scale refund on passes if ops are closed for certain number of days - 30 total or seven consecutive IIRC.

    No matter the adjustments, I and others who can ski midweek will figure out how to game, err maximize value from, whatever rules are in place.

    Quote Originally Posted by puma View Post
    I may still get a week down in Bend and hopefully tourons will be able to get a ticket in advance. The week between xmas and New Years, I wonder if it will be busy?
    Gonna likely depend whether any outbreak will be severe enough to scare tourists off. I’m not optimistic. City of Bend politely asked tourists to PLEASE STAY THE FUCK AWAY WE DON’T WANT YOUR COOTIES this summer. That wasn’t effective.
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  12. #1687
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    Gonna likely depend whether any outbreak will be severe enough to scare tourists off. I’m not optimistic. City of Bend politely asked tourists to PLEASE STAY THE FUCK AWAY WE DON’T WANT YOUR COOTIES this summer. That wasn’t effective.
    Unluckily for you, I don't consider myself a tourist!

  13. #1688
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    Just got off the phone with a customer service rep at MHM to finalize my season pass. He said no reservations required for all-access passholders, but value passholders and day ticket purchases will require reservations.

    This could turn out to be a very good season...

  14. #1689
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    Quote Originally Posted by puma View Post
    Unluckily for you, I don't consider myself a tourist!
    If you have to travel more than 2 hrs to ski somewhere, you’re a tourist.
    But you wore a mask, kept your distance and bought me lunch when you were here last, so you get a pass...
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  15. #1690
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    If you have to travel more than 2 hrs to ski somewhere, you’re a tourist.
    But you wore a mask, kept your distance and bought me lunch when you were here last, so you get a pass...
    The way he drives its 1 hr 58 mins 23 secs.
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  16. #1691
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    If you have to travel more than 2 hrs to ski somewhere, you’re a tourist.
    west side of portland is rek'ed then on a snow day

  17. #1692
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    If you have to travel more than 2 hrs to ski somewhere, you’re a tourist.
    But you wore a mask, kept your distance and bought me lunch when you were here last, so you get a pass...
    Fuck, in that case, nearly all of Portland skiing Meadows are tourists. Maybe now we won't be due to less traffic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    west side of portland is rek'ed then on a snow day
    and every weekend, unless you get in the lot by 7:30

    great news from MHM fortress

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
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  20. #1695
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefortrees View Post
    Got to lock in that cash flow, dick move.
    Agreed. However, they will be starving for cash this season. They are going to have a fraction of cash flow for operations this season, so they are going to be counting pennies.
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  21. #1696
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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    west side of portland is rek'ed then on a snow day
    One hour 10 min from Wilson HS to Meadows on a snow day when I lived in PDX. One hr 15 from Tualatin. Just gotta leave before 0600
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  22. #1697
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefortrees View Post
    Just got off the phone with a customer service rep at MHM to finalize my season pass. He said no reservations required for all-access passholders, but value passholders and day ticket purchases will require reservations.

    This could turn out to be a very good season...
    Fucking fantastic! Been trying to get in touch with them via email for a week now with similar questions, but no dice. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefortrees View Post
    Just got off the phone with a customer service rep at MHM to finalize my season pass. He said no reservations required for all-access passholders, but value passholders and day ticket purchases will require reservations.

    This could turn out to be a very good season...
    You just made my day.


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  24. #1699
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    One hour 10 min from Wilson HS to Meadows on a snow day when I lived in PDX. One hr 15 from Tualatin. Just gotta leave before 0600
    no fucking way — what warp speed are you driving?
    1:30 to mhm when it’s dry — I’m a snail i guess

    i emailed mhm this morning about when they’re gonna announce, but haven’t heard back
    glad to hear that report, tft

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