COVID-19 Update: Suspended Operations
After careful consideration of the quickly changing situation surrounding COVID-19 in our region, and the world, The Summit will suspend operations at the end of the day March 15, 2020, until further notice. Given the circumstances and uncertainty around the spread of COVID-19, we believe this is the best course of action to help protect the health of our staff and guests.
This has been a very trying time for everyone and we want to thank all of our guests and staff for their patience and understanding as we work through this outbreak together. Please know this decision was not an easy one to make, as we know it has great impact to our staff, passholders, guests, and community. Ultimately, we feel it is essential to do our part to help mitigate the risk and spread of COVID-19 in our communities by suspending operations.
We anticipate heavy email and call volume over the coming days, and appreciate your patience as we respond to inquiries. Rest assured that if you purchased a lift ticket online for a future date, it will be automatically refunded. We will have more information about lesson reservations and other products in the coming week.
There is possibly more questions than answers at this moment. Suffice it to say, we plan to continue to evaluate the situation and share information as soon as possible on our website and through all our channels. We whole-heartedly look forward to the day we can invite the region's skiers and snowboards back to the mountain. Until then, stay healthy and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.
COVID-19 Update: Lift Ticket Sales Closed
In order to reduce guest density and ensure our passholders have the safest environment possible at the mountain, we have decided to close ticket sales until further notice. Tickets will not be available for purchase online or at the window. Tickets that have already been purchased online will still be valid and redeemable. Thank you for your understanding.
COVID-19 Update: Limited Lodge Use & Services
After careful consideration of potential guest volume this weekend, we have decided to make further changes to lodge operations in accordance with CDC guidelines to better protect guests and staff. In order to substantially reduce guest density in our facilities we will be limiting lodge access to restroom and short (5-7 minute) warming use only. This operational adjustment will allow our teams to better facilitate greater guest spacing inside our buildings during this time.
Our food services will be very limited; only outside venues will be open this weekend. We plan to operate Coyote's at Summit Central and Big Air BBQ at Summit West. At this time, we do not plan to have any food or beverage services available at Summit East, Silver Fir, or Alpental.
Additionally, equipment rentals will be limited to Summit West, Silver Fir, and Alpental only. Silver Fir and Alpental will have limited occupancy, so the best place to rent this weekend will be Summit West. Please be patient, wait times may be longer than normal as we will be metering access to our Rental Shops.
Thank you for your understanding and please consider these limitations and restrictions before you come skiing or snowboarding at The Summit. You may want to bring a lunch to eat in the plaza or in your car. If you're bringing the whole family up, plan accordingly for an outdoor experience. Winter has returned in the Pacific Northwest, which means there will be good turns out on the mountain. That also means it is important to dress accordingly and layer up! Have fun, stay safe, and enjoy the great outdoors!
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Here at The Summit we are committed to providing a fun outdoor escape for the region, with the safest facilities and environment possible.
In order to continue to offer that important outdoor escape for local skiers and snowboarders during this time, The Summit will continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines and direction from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health, as well as increase precautionary measures resort-wide in an effort to reduce the likelihood of transmission. With these efforts, we plan to continue operating the mountain as scheduled at each of our four base areas, Nordic Center, and Tubing Park. Given the dynamic nature of this situation, that schedule and plan is subject to change.
Following the recent announcement from Governor Jay Inslee we have decided to cancel several upcoming events at The Summit to better protect our community and support the unified effort to increase social distancing. Unfortunately that means we will not be hosting the upcoming ‘A Day For Jake' event. If you get a chance, be sure to take a few turns in his honor.
The safety and health of all our guests and staff is of the highest importance, so we ask that you do your part and stay home if you are sick, show symptoms, or have been potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19. We have a strict mandate for staff to stay home if they show any signs of sickness or exposure as well.
We will continue to work with public health officials and professionals to monitor the situation and take all appropriate precautions. Please stay tuned for updates and more information about resort operations, procedures, and policies as the crisis evolves in our region.