Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is excited to announce that the opening day of the 2020/21 season will be today, Friday, November 27th. This year’s opening marks the eighth time in nine years that The Ridge has opened by the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The resort will have a limited opening Friday through Sunday from 9 am-4 pm with Chair 1 and the Pika Peak Rope Tow scheduled for operation. Additional chairlifts and terrain will open for the season as conditions permit.

This winter season will be unlike any other and resort staff are asking guests to help them, “be the reason we have a season” and do their part to help protect the health and safety of our community. “Our expectation is that everyone will follow protocols to help keep each other healthy. We ask all employees and guests to share in this responsibility so that we can all enjoy much needed time on the mountain, all season,” said Marketing Director Tony Hickok.

Modifications to resort operations this season include the use of masks when not actively skiing and snowboarding, social distancing at all times including in chair lift lines and the lifts, new grab and go food and beverage options at new locations across the mountain, and online lift ticket purchasing and cashless sales when making purchases at the mountain. Single-day tickets for the season will be sold but guests are asked to purchase online, in advance of the day they want to ski, as ticket availability may be limited during peak weekends and holidays. “It is important that everyone stays tuned into our website missionridge.com for the latest updates to operations. Just like winter weather, things may change at any moment this season,” said Hickok.

“The long-term forecast for the season is very promising and we have already seen close to double the amount of November snowfall. While this season may look a little different, with everyone’s help we can make it one of the best in Mission’s 54-year history.”

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