Oregon’s Timberline Lodge to Open to Skiers Pending Executive Order


Timberline Lodge ski area on Oregon’s Mount Hood bumped its last chair for the season on March 16—or so they thought at the time. Gov. Kate Brown declared in a press conference on May 5 that Oregon will allow ski areas to reopen for the summer in a forthcoming executive order.

Mount Hood Meadows and Skibowl will not reopen for skiing this summer, according to websites for the the mountain’s two other resorts.

Timberline marketing director John Burton says he is excited to reopen. Since their initial closing day, Timberline gauged various strategies to reopen based on working with state and local health officials, even hiring an infectious disease doctor from Oregon Health and Science University to aid capacity calculations.

When it does reopen, Timberline will operate much…

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