As the season winds down towards a conclusion, we’ve all played our part in making sure it has been successful and even happened at all. From day one, most resorts were very clear about their policies; no mask, no lift ride. But not everyone complied.
“We started out just asking everybody to follow our compliance, and most everybody did. But there were some repeat offenders, people that had to constantly be reminded that they have to keep their mask up. They were forgetful, or not buying into it, or didn’t think that they needed to.”
– Dave Tragethon, spokesman Mount Hood Meadows
When some people were not taking it seriously enough, Mount Hood Meadows, OR, had to take more severe action. In January 2021, they introduced a probation program; if you were on the mountain without a mask, you’d get a warning.
Between January and this week, their final week, they wrote up 17,000 people for not wearing masks.
“People that were either suspended a couple of weeks or we actually pulled their season pass for the season.”
– Dave Tragethon
Mount Hood Meadows will be closed this week, then open for its final two days of the season on Friday and Saturday.
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