GOVERNMENT CAMP, Oregon (KPTV) – Mother Nature has put our patience to the test this winter when it comes to hitting our region’s slopes, but this week’s forecast could be the golden ticket for snow lovers.
FOX 12 spoke with Timberline Lodge marketing and public relations manager John Burton, who said there was no official word that the forecast would give ski resorts the green light to on opening day – but they are hopeful.
âThings are looking good; we’re ready to go, the mountain is fully equipped and we just need Mother Nature to give us the go ahead and we’ll get the lifts going, âBurton said.
Mt. Hood Meadows is also optimistic about the current snowfall leading up to opening day. Dave Tragethon, vice president of sales and marketing at Mt. Hood Meadows, says it’s only a matter of time.
âWe expect this to be the storm that will open us up for day-to-day operations. It’s just a matter of timing, you know, when is that gonna happen? How many do we get? How much can we collect in our car parks to prepare our low mountain and prepare it to connect to the high mountain? And you know there’s a good chance that we first have some kind of limited operation with just a few lifts that then develops into more and more coverage on the mountain and more and more lifts. open up, âexplains Tragethon.