The Oregonian is reporting that an executive order by Gov. Kate Brown will allow outdoor recreation areas in Oregon to reopen, including select state parks, outdoor recreation facilities and all ski resorts.
Timberline Ski Area plans to reopen as soon as next week provided the executive order is announced soon. However, new measures will be in place to ensure the safety of the staff and the public. Spokesman John Burton on Wednesday told The Oregonian/OregonLive that guests will have to get reservations online, and they won’t be able to book more than 24 hours ahead of time. Pre-purchased lift tickets and passes for the winter season will still be honored, but ski area capacity will be limited.
Burton went on to say that it will be up to skiers and snowboarders to play by the rules. Otherwise, they’ll be asked to leave.
Message From Timberline Ski Area:
UPDATE 5/5, 4pm: We are thrilled with the Governor’s news eventually re-opening the Ski Area. We are still waiting on an Executive Order for more clarification. Regardless of what comes down, Timberline will do so with a very deliberate strategy, limited operations and a responsible plan to keep employees and customers as safe as possible. The ski area and parking lots are currently closed. Uphill traffic is still not permitted. Please stay tuned for updates.