Mt. Bachelor has suspended its ski season until further notice, extending a previously announced closure that was set to end in time Spring Break.
“We have continued to monitor the dynamic and unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis and, as a result of the unfolding events surrounding it, our team has made the determination to extend the suspension of our resort operations,” according to a statement from John McLeod, Mt. Bachelor’s President and GM. “This means we are closed for now but, while we cannot underestimate the extreme fluidity of our current situation, our goal is to reopen as soon as we can.”
All winter and spring Mt. Bachelor events, such as Subaru Winterfest, 10 Barrel hella Big Air and the Big Wave Challenge, have been canceled as well.
McLeod’s statement continues:
Given the extenuating circumstances related to COVID-19, we have modified our cancellation policies and our Mt. Bachelor Central Reservations team can be reached via text at 541-382-1709 or email at email@example.com with questions and changes. With the cancellation of RendezVan 2020, all RendezVan RV and camping reservations will be refunded within seven days and no further action is needed. For Pass products, including full, midweek, 12x and 4x passes, no refunds or credits will be given at this time as we are currently planning to be winter operational again this season. We anticipate heavy activity over the next several days and appreciate your patience as we work hard to respond to all inquiries.
We continue to share the same belief as many of you – that spending time in the mountains, enjoying nature and the outdoors is important to leading a fulfilling life, and this is why we will continue to monitor the situation with the hope of being able to resume operations when the COVID-19 threat subsides.
We realize this decision will be disappointing to many, but this is a serious public health crisis and closing our operations for now is the best thing we can do to help stop the spread of COVID-19. During this time, we encourage everyone to do their part to enable social distancing, an important step to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19.
Our ultimate goal is for us all to have a healthy return to the mountains, to ski, ride, bike and play after this situation improves. We thank you for your patience and understanding in this situation. Please stay safe so that we may enjoy more days adventuring and doing what we love with those we love for many years to come.
We will continue to keep our conditions page and Mt. Bachelor’s COVID-19 Public Notice Page with updates.