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Timberline Re-opening Ski Area and Modifying Hotel Operations Friday May 15th. Positivity, supporting each other and working for the greater good are at Timberline’s core. Timberline was born from the Great Depression as a response and need to heal: creating jobs, mending communities and bringing back a sense of purpose to a fractured society. It is with this ethos of creation, healing and purpose, we move forward with a limited ski area re-opening and modified hotel operations. Timberline would like to welcome our guests back and say thank you to loyal pass holders, skiers and riders with a genuine intention to deliberately and responsibly offer much needed relief through outdoor recreation. Link in bio. #timberlinelodge #skioregon
On May 5th, Oregon's Governor Kate Brown announced that the state would begin reopening recreation areas for limited daytime use. The press release promised a timetable for reopening ski resorts, prompting Mt. Hood's Timberline Lodge to hint at an imminent reopening. Now, a little over a week later, Timberline has unveiled a plan to begin spinning lifts starting May 15th, 2020.
The resort is opening, but with limited operations and strict safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19: Guests (including passholders) will need to make an online reservation and fill out a COVID questionnaire before even being allowed into the resort's parking lot. Social distancing will be enforced in lift lines and on lifts, and terrain parks will be closed until further notice.
For more information on Timberline's reopening, see their Coronavirus Updates page here.
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