We told you we would take this week of suspension to evaluate the situation and consider options for operations moving forward. Our leadership team is meeting daily to assess, share information and visualize scenarios for a return to operation.
We want to thank all who have reached out to us about ideas for how we could continue operations. We are giving careful consideration to each suggestion, thinking them through in terms of how we can provide the appropriate social distancing for guests and team members to make it work. We take the Pandemic threat and guidance from federal and state authorities very seriously, which must be considered in all our decisions.
We also want to thank those who have inquired about our team. Over the last few days we have only permitted a handful of staff to be at the resort to take care of some essential items and we are in full support of team members staying home where they can maintain their social distancing and protect themselves. We stand with our team during this time and will make sure those who are not assisting with the work being conducted this week will be paid. Nobody will be required to use sick leave or vacation during this time.
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives in many ways this past week. Because of our suspension of operations and social distancing measures, we have had to cancel some upcoming events at Meadows, including the women's ski and snowboard clinic (March 19), Spring Brew Fest (March 21), Toyota Saturday Afternoon Lesson (March 21), Vista Snowshoe Tour (March 22), Spring Break youth and adult camps, Full Sail Banked Slalom (March 28), and Pride Day (April 11). We will be reaching out to those who preregistered about credits and refunds. We will continue to evaluate our remaining spring events and will be updating our Special Events page accordingly.
We consider the health and wellbeing of our team members and guests, to be paramount. We expect to have an update regarding continuing operations by Friday. While we continue to assess and evaluate, we urge you to educate yourself and take precautions to prevent the community spread of this disease.
Stay vigilant. Stay healthy.
The Leadership Team at Mt. Hood Meadows
Your Mountain Home