The chairs at Timberline Lodge spun again this week for the first time in 59 days. Following Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s executive order on May 12 allowing ski resorts to open, the resort, situated on the slopes of Mount Hood, went into overdrive preparing for their second opening day of the 2019-2020 season just three days later.
Timberline created a reservation system, similar to the tee times that Mount Baldy adopted earlier this month, adopted from local golf courses that remained open. The reservations open at 9 a.m. for the following day, and sell out quickly. Skiers we spoke to reported reservations for May 15 sold out within a few minutes.
Season pass holders do not have to pay for day passes, but are not guaranteed a reservation.
Timberline’s director of marketing John…