A Message From All Of Us At Mission Ridge
It’s great to be back on the mountain doing what we love and we know that you are excited to ski and snowboard this season. It is important though, that everyone recognizes that this season will be different from any we’ve experienced. It is up to every individual, both ski area employee and guest, to do their part to help protect the health and safety of our skiing and snowboarding community. The health of our team is our number one priority. Our expectation is that each one of us will follow protocols to help keep each other healthy. We ask all employees and guests to share in this responsibility and help us, “be the reason we have a season.”
Our team has been in communication with state and local health authorities and has developed a range of plans in order to be prepared for, and adjust to, these very dynamic times. Mission Ridge has adopted the “Ski Well, Be Well” program developed by The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) in collaboration with resorts and regional associations from across the country. We will continue to work with state and local health authorities to scale our operations appropriate to our local COVID-19 response.
We encourage you to visit our website regularly for updates throughout the season. You can also sign up for our Newsletter to receive updates directly. As we progress through the season, please keep in mind that all plans are subject to change based on many factors.
Thank you for being a member of the Mission Ridge community. We are here for, and because of, you. Thank you for your passion for this place and these sports. Finally, thank you for your continued support during our 54th season here at Mission Ridge.
We look forward to seeing you on the mountain again soon!
Important Changes For The 2020/21 Season
Guest Guidelines | Employee Guidelines | Mountain Access | Dining | Lessons, Rentals, Retail | Childcare | Transportation
We ask our guests for their assistance and support in our effort to implement health and safety guidelines for everyone’s benefit. Help us be the reason we have a season by:
Be wise and sanitize. Washing hands frequently with soap and water.
Wearing a face covering that aligns with CDC recommendations whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved. This includes both indoor and outdoor spaces, except when eating or drinking.
Staying at home if you are at risk or are sick.
If you start to feel or show symptoms on the mountain, leave immediately.
Seeking testing immediately if you have symptoms.
All employees will receive continuous training on proper PHE (Personal Health Equipment) usage and the importance of handwashing, frequent cleaning, and social distancing. They will also comply with additional protocols and procedures, listed below:
All staff members are required to wear a face mask whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved.
All employees will undergo daily wellness checks prior to the start of their shifts. Employees will be sent home or asked to stay home if they have come into contact with a positive COVID-19 case and/or exhibit relevant symptoms.
Employees will use hand sanitizers and hand-washing stations frequently during their workday.
Lift Lines & Chair Lifts
We’ve expanded our lift mazes to accommodate for increased physical distancing in our lift lines as necessary. Guests will be asked to self-group and load the chair with their traveling party. Lift attendants will not require guests to ride a chairlift with people they do not know.
We've Got This
Be patient and respectful of your fellow skiers/riders and our employees. This isn't easy for any of us, but we're excited to have a great season with your help! This will take teamwork and all of the MR community needs to be on the same page.
We’re Cashless - All major cards and forms of mobile payment accepted. You can also put money on your season pass, or use our physical or digital gift cards.
Avoid Traditionally Busier Days/Times
If you can, consider avoiding busier days and times. Ski or ride with fewer people in the afternoons, evenings, or midweek. You can also save money by visiting during traditionally less busy times. Check out our Midweek or Twilight Pass options.
Reservations are not required for Mission Ridge Passholders at this time (Premier Pass, Core Value Pass, Midweek Pass, Twilight Pass, Midweek 3 Pack). If needed, on-mountain capacity may be limited, especially during holiday and peak periods, by tightly regulating stand-alone lift tickets and other products.
Daily Lift Tickets
Daily lift tickets are available this season. Currently they are only offered one operating week out. We strongly encourage guests to purchase online in advance. On peak days, ticket availability may be limited and may not be sold the day of, in person at the Ticket Office.
On Mountain Restaurants
Lodge and indoor spaces are limited based upon Washington State guidelines. If lodges are at max COVID capacity, you may not be able to enter at that time. We have expanded our outdoor seating options to accommodate more skiers and riders, especially with grab-and-go food options. That said, on busy days you should plan to make your vehicle your base camp. We appreciate your understanding and support as we follow local and state regulations.
Update 3/22/21 Eating and drinking establishments are limited to 50% capacity for indoor service. Outdoor dining and to-go service are permitted, provided that all outdoor dining must comply with the requirements of the Outdoor Open Air Guidance. All inside tables will accommodate guests purchasing food from our lodges and on busy days will have a time limit of 30 minutes.
Ski School, Rentals, Retail Shop
Online purchase and reservations for Ski School Lessons and Equipment Rentals will be required on Peak Days and highly recommended on non-Peak days to secure your spot and receive necessary information prior to your arrival. Day of lesson space and rentals may be limited or not available. Guarantee your spot online and in advance. Walk in rentals will be available on opening weekend.
At this time we are not planning to offer Childcare.
Transportation To The Mountain
The SkiLink bus service from Wenatchee is not planned to operate.
RV/Overnight parking will be permitted with a reservation for available spaces for any night prior to an operating day.