The COVID-19 pandemic's impact has spread across the ski and snowboard industry in the West, and one of its victims has been plans for new lifts. But a quintet of resorts are pushing ahead with plans, while others take a pause.
The season is over for most of the continent, but these resorts are spinning their lifts—with some very important regulations. Here’s the deal.
Ski season has been resuscitated in Oregon, with the reopening of one of the most popular ski areas in the state.
Skiers may soon return to the snowy southern flank of Mount Hood, which has been all but vacant for more than a month because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Pacific storms have begun to swing northward on the West Coast, prompting ski and snowboard resorts in the Northwest to spring life for the season.
The options for skiing and riding in Oregon range from the one-lift town hill to the only year-round mountain in the United States – with all kinds of variety in between.
Iconic mountain lodge has it all. (Timberline Lodge/Facebook)
Only one resort in North America spins its lifts in all four seasons. That’s Timberline Lodge Ski & Snowboard Area, hard on the slopes of Oregon’s Mount Hood and beneficiary of both high elevations and the largesse of the Northern Pacific storms.
Cheers for the new ski and snowboard season. (Arapahoe Basin/Facebook)
The annual friendly competition to see which Colorado mountain starts up first is over for 2017-2018.