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Operations Updates

May 6, 2020 

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King

Our next Virtual Apres Tech Talk will be this Friday at 4:30pm – find out more about it by going to the events tab to look at the calendar and look on the Friday the 8th for all the information.

Also, we are kicking off our Members Lifting Members initiative – to find out more about it, go to the Membership tab. You are such a fantastic community, we are so lucky to have one another, in these times, and all times.

Remember, wash your hands like you are trying to wash off a club stamp you don’t want Mom to see.

#psiaaasinwwearefamily #withoutyouthereisnous #wearehereforyou #membersliftingmembers

April 2020 

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, not the goal.” Anonymous

So everything is closed, we are working from home, unless you’re essential (and big THANK YOU to all those first responders) maybe you’ve become a school teacher, little different than a snowsport teacher? So to keep with our GOAL, we want to continue to have our community with some fun and learning. Kicking off on Friday the 1st of May, we will be hosting our first Virtual Apres Tech Talk. Please go to events and look on Friday the 1st for all the details and the conference information. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday 24 March 2020 

“If you think you are too small to make a differenceyou haven’t spent the night with a mosquito.” African proverb

We have definitely been in a room with a mosquito, usually with the blanket up over your head. Oh wait, we are the mosquito! We can make a difference. Thank you for hanging in there, staying safe, keeping your sanity and your sense of humor. All these things will help us get through this.

With the Washington and Oregon stay home order, we are continuing to work to process all refunds. As of now, everything will be refunded EXCEPT the online remote Movement Analysis courses we have created for opportunities for continuing education, alpine, snowboard and telemark. The inordinate number of refunds we are processing does take time, know we are processing everything as quickly as possible and working in date order.

Remember, wash your hands like you just got done slicing jalapenos for a batch of nachos and you need to take your contacts out.

Northwest Resort Operations Update
(3.24.20)
Closed for the Season Temporary Closure Open with Limited Ops
Alyeska 49°North Lookout Pass
Anthony Lakes Bachelor  
Ashland Blacktail  
Bluewood Crystal  
Eaglecrest Mt. Baker  
Hoodoo Mt. Hood Skibowl  
Loup Loup Snoqualmie  
Mission Ridge Timberline  
Mt. Hood Meadows White Pass  
Mt. Spokane    
Schweitzer    
Silver Mountain    
Stevens Pass    
Whitefish    

Thursday 19 March 2020 

“Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.” Robert Brault

We are certainly doing the cha-cha. Alyeska closed end of day yesterday and Eaglecrest has announced they will be closing starting tomorrow, for the season.

Still holding out on later in April. As an FYI, we are only taking registrations for it for Northwest members.

Go outside, get some fresh air and know with the cha-cha we will be stepping both back and forth for a little while. Care for one another and watch here for more updates as we get them. And remember, wash your hands like you just got done slicing jalapenos for a batch of nachos and you need to take your contacts out.

#psiaaasinwwearefamily #withoutyouthereisnous #wearehereforyou

Northwest Resort Operations Update
(3.19.20)
Closed for the Season Temporary Closure Open with Limited Ops
Alyeska Bachelor 49°North
Anthony Lakes Blacktail Lookout Pass
Ashland Crystal  
Bluewood Mt. Baker  
Eaglecrest Mt. Hood Meadows  
Hoodoo Mt. Hood Skibowl  
Loup Loup Snoqualmie  
Mission Ridge Timberline  
Mt. Spokane White Pass  
Schweitzer    
Silver Mountain    
Stevens Pass    
Whitefish    

Wednesday 18 March 2020 @ 2pm

“This too shall pass…it may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass .” Unknown

Looking for a bit of levity in the moment. Alyeska, Schweitzer and Silver Mountain have closed for the season. We are processing refunds as quickly as possible for all events that have been, or are being, cancelled. We are also emailing you if you are one of the individuals.

We aren’t sure if the exam at Bachelor will run. As an FYI, we are only taking registrations for it for Northwest members.

Hoping for a small kidney stone.

Northwest Resort Operations Update
(3.18.20 as of 2pm Pacific)
Closed for the Season Temporary Closure Open with Limited Ops
Alyeska Bachelor 49°North
Anthony Lakes Blacktail Eaglecrest
Ashland Crystal Lookout Pass
Bluewood Mt. Baker  
Hoodoo Mt. Hood Meadows  
Loup Loup Mt. Hood Skibowl  
Mission Ridge Snoqualmie  
Mt. Spokane Timberline  
Schweitzer White Pass  
Silver Mountain    
Stevens Pass    
Whitefish    

Wednesday 18 March 2020 @ 9am

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein

We are working on remote options for continuing education and will have it posted here when it’s ready.

Schweitzer and Stevens exams have been cancelled. Participants are being processed for refunds.  

Update on resort operations.

Northwest Resort Operations Update
(3.18.20 as of 9am Pacific)
Closed for the Season Temporary Closure Open with Limited Ops
Alyeska Bachelor 49°North
Anthony Lakes Blacktail Eaglecrest
Ashland Crystal Lookout Pass
Bluewood Mt. Baker  
Hoodoo Mt. Hood Meadows  
Loup Loup Mt. Hood Skibowl  
Mission Ridge Silver Mountain  
Mt. Spokane Snoqualmie  
Schweitzer Timberline  
Stevens Pass White Pass  
Whitefish    

Tuesday 17 March 2020 @ 3pm

The exam at Schweitzer is cancelled. Any and all refunds will promptly be processed, you do not need to phone us or contact us for the refund to occur. Any cancellations with registrations, we are also emailing those registered. Some of these decisions and processes are taking a little bit. Cancelling, postponing decisions or waiting for final determinations, isn’t to create any confusion or frustration, it’s to make the best possible decisions in the moment for the good of our members, staff and the communities we love. We are working diligently with our resorts and schools to keep the membership safe and updated. It’s unclear what April will look like, things continue to change by the hour. Currently we are working to reduce any unnecessary travel to partner with the US in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

We appreciate very much your understanding and patience through this. 

Tuesday 17 March 2020 @ 9am

Vail has announced it will close all its resorts for the season, this is Stevens Pass for us. All exam candidates registered for the exam at Stevens will be processed for full refunds this week.

Currently we are building out more remote Movement Analysis topics – we will update it here when those are available for registrations. This keeps us thinking about sliding on the snow, how we do it and can do it better and get us ready for when we can slide again. And yes, it includes continuing education opportunity. 

We thank you for your understanding and patience as we have been working with our partner resorts and schools in making responsible, reasonable, safe and prudent decisions based on the information available in the moment.

All additional information will continue to be updated on our website and, if needed, we will send out more broadcast email updates.

We will get through this. Open up some windows, take a walk with a paw-pal, get some sunshine. Helpful to the mind and soul. We are here for you and all in it together and stronger because of it.

#psiaaasinwwearefamily #withoutyouthereisnous

Northwest Resort Operations Update
(3.16.20 as of noon Pacific)
Closed for the Season Temporary Closure Open with Limited Ops
Anthony Lakes Bachelor 49°North
Ashland Mt. Baker Alyeska
Bluewood Meadows Eaglecrest
Crystal Silver Mountain Schweitzer
Hoodoo Snoqualmie  
Loup Loup Timberline  
Mission Ridge White Pass  
Mt. Spokane    
Stevens Pass    
Whitefish    

As of Sunday 15 March 2020

With all the quickly changing conditions, and they continue to change hour by hour, PSIA-NW is suspending all events through the 29th of March and Symposium is cancelled.

For up to date information continue to monitor this page.

All registrations will be closed for the time being as well. More information will be posted regarding continuing education options we are brain storming on.

We thank you for your understanding and patience as we have been working with our partner resorts and schools in making responsible, reasonable, safe and prudent decisions based on the information available in the moment.

Again, any and all additional information will continue to be updated on our website and, if needed, we will send out more broadcast email updates.

We are available via phone, text or email. Please understand we may be delayed in responding.

Stay healthy, enjoy some fresh air and we will get through this.