Couple to restore once popular Oregon ski lodge

BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon couple is in the process of restoring a deteriorating Oregon ski lodge that has been vacant for more than 30 years.

The Bend Bulletin reports Salem couple Dwight and Susan Sheets recently received a permit from the U.S. Forest Service to begin work on the Santiam Pass Ski Lodge, located across from the Hoodoo Ski Area in the Willamette National Forest.

The couple’s goal is to bring the lodge back to life so it once again can be a respite for skiers, hikers and travelers through the Santiam Pass.

The couple is seeking grants and fundraising opportunities to cover the potential $2 million to $3 million needed to fully restore the ski lodge.