COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan


November 11, 2021

Greetings from the Reed Ski Cabin,

We are pleased to announce that we will be open for both day-use and overnight use starting on November 13. We are starting our overnight opening by limiting the number of guests to 7 people. This allows us to be open for overnight use while continuing to provide sufficient space for physical distancing in the sleeping spaces. We can currently support up to 14 guests for day-use from 8am - 10pm. Out of the 14 total guests per day, 7 people can stay for overnight use. Each visitor can spend 1 night per visit. Cabin use is for current students, staff and faculty only, no alumni, family members and/or guests are allowed at this time.

All Ski Cabin visitors are required to place a reservation under their name. You can do this by logging into your IRIS account, and selecting Ski Cabin reservations under the resources tab. Students can place their reservations 2 weeks in advance, while faculty and staff can do so 1 week in advance. Official student groups such as clubs, sports teams and academic classes can reserve 1 month in advance by contacting Eric Kallio, the cabin manager, directly. Details and cabin use policies are available for review within the reservation system and updated on the Ski Cabin Website. Feel free to email the cabin manager at any time for info about cabin use, area opportunities, weather and conditions, etc.

We are excited to welcome you back to your Mt. Hood getaway. Although the name of our cabin communicates involvement in winter sports, the potential uses for the space are endless, and up to you to define for yourself. The location of the cabin presents a wintery experience from November through May. Traveling to the cabin presents a winter driving challenge which requires the use of tire chains or traction tires. Reed vans may be available to you for your trip, but due to the hazards involved, all Reed vans must park at the bottom of the main road that leads to the cabin. The cabin sits atop a steep hill, and is challenging to access in the winter months.

Masks are required while using the Ski Cabin. They can be removed when eating and sleeping. We will provide extra masks, hand sanitizers, and hand soaps. You will have to bring your own food, bedding, toiletries, towels and outdoor gear from the Backpack Co-Op. The Backpack Co-Op provides lots of free rentals of outdoor gear. Feel free to stop by the Sports Center to check out what we have available.

As the Ski Cabin Manager, I have the privilege to call the Reed Ski Cabin both my home and my workplace. I look forward to sharing it with you, and helping you to access and engage in many adventures on Mt. Hood.

Best Regards,

Eric Kallio (he/him/his)
Reed Ski Cabin Manager

Michael Lombardo (he/him/his)
Director, Athletics, Fitness, & Outdoor Programs