A Message From All Of Us At Mission Ridge
As we approach the start of the 2020/21 season, we will be releasing a series of messages regarding operations and changes that will be implemented this winter at Mission Ridge. We are excited to welcome you back to the mountain and know that you are even more excited to ski and snowboard again. 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.”
Over the last six months we’ve been busy developing our operational plan, installing the new Chair 2, and performing routine summer maintenance. 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 in the coming weeks. You can also sign up for our Newsletter to receive updates directly. As we approach and then enter the winter 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 as we enter 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:
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.
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 are expanding 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.
Reservations are not required for Mission Ridge Passholders at this time. 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
At this time, single day lift tickets, outside of ticket packages, are not available. Daily lift tickets will be available as we get closer to the beginning of the season. Once single or multi-day tickets, exclusive of packages, become available to purchase, 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. Updates to single and multi-day stand-alone tickets will be announced in November.
On Mountain Restaurants
Lodge and indoor spaces will be limited based upon Washington State guidelines. If lodges are at max COVID capacity, you may not be able to enter at that time. We are expanding 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.
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.
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.