Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Timberline Lodge, Oregon

Timberline Lodge in Oregon re-opened for skiing and riding last Friday. Josh Malczyk, of Freeskier Magazine, wrote a very nice article, with excellent photos, of re-opening day.

https://freeskier.com/stories/my-first-day-on-a-chairlift-after-the-world-shut-down

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

That would be great if the governor let you do the same here.

Anonymous said...

Skiing is a major part of the state of Colorado. Not being able open back up is showing how stupid the goverment really is.

Anonymous said...

I prefer being "safer at home" laying on the floor in the fecal position than to get out in the fresh air and ski.

Anonymous said...

When A-Basin opens back up, everyone should just stay home. As the governor made clear, it isn't worth taking any risks by getting out there and living your life. After all, if you ski there is always a small risk of some sort, so everyone just stay "Safer at home!"

I'll even do everyone a favor and take the risk on myself by going skiing for you!

Anonymous said...

brilliant, "fecal position". and it's not like any large clusters of infection came from ski lifts, right?

the bigger question is why the hell do i ever read comments. just. so. dumb.

Anonymous said...

You read the comments to see how dumb others can be I guess! They aren't thinking about lift lines, the bar, restrooms, restaurants, pro shop, rental shop, other people, etc.

Ian said...

I check these blogs every day because I have been wanting to ski again ever since the slopes closed. I am surprised how many comments talk about the risks. Honestly if I didn’t think it was safe to ski, I wouldn’t be checking out the a basin website and blog.

Anonymous said...

One term Governor?

Unknown said...

LOL. So all these SKIERS are just too timid to take risks? Yeah that's it. Or maybe just maybe many of us have hearts and brains. Our heart tells us to care about others and not risk becoming part of a chain of virus transmission. Our head tells us that even though we can't see it that tiny virus still has the capacity to kill tens our thousands if we follow the freedom crowd and throw caution to the wind.

See you next season. Maybe.

Anonymous said...


Even if the gov decides to allow skiing there Summit County. They have final say and they would have to change the order in writing to allow skiing before June.

2. Effective Date and Time, Limitations. The Public Health Order will become effective
at 12:01 a.m. on May 8, 2020, unless otherwise specifically provided for herein, and will remain
in effect until 11:59 p.m. May 31, 2020, unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in
writing

c. Ski Areas: All ski areas in Summit County will remain closed in order to
discourage residents of other counties and states from visiting Summit County.

Anonymous said...

Just got an increased property tax bill of $400. Summit County is really earning their money by destroying local businesses and negating the reason for me owning property in this county.

Ken Finger said...

I hope you mean fetal position, as fecal means poop, which is how we all feel about no ski lifrs

Anonymous said...

No this is ALL Fecal position all the time now!!!

I was hoping to go to Chile to use my ski passes and to offset my ski losses for the year and they are having some virus themed riots. Hope this is not a preview of our next ski season here.

Have not found out if the ski resorts will actually open in June for the ski season, but I might want to wait until the riot fever subsides at least at the airport. I am not afraid of the virus, but blunt force trauma effects all age groups with or without any comorbidities.

Pat Chewning said...

I was at Timberline on re-opening day May 15 and then just today (May 22). It is nice to be able to get a few more days before the season ends. I'll be looking forward to next season at Timberline and Skibowl (Mt Hood FUSION pass). I learned to ski at A-Basin in the late 60's and into the 70's . Loved that place.