We are pleased to announce that the Oregon Community Foundation has awarded Friends of Santiam Pass Ski Lodge $25,000 for work on restoring the electrical service to the lodge. Power is an absolute necessity, and completely new service lines much be installed. These funds will provide significant help moving this project forward. We are so very grateful to the foundation and those who contribute to it. We offer our sincere thanks for their generosity!
We are so pleased to hear that Santiam Pass Ski Lodge is now on the National Register! Thanks goes to Cathy Lindberg for her work beginning way back in 1989 with the report on the lodge’s possible candidacy. In the report she stated:
The Santiam Lodge possesses integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association. It is significant in terms of its association with the CCC era and the economic recovery from the Great Depression. Furthermore, it is representative of a unique period of recreational development on public lands and a distinctive architectural philosophy embodied by the rustic design style. These qualities merit its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and the considerations that that status commends.
Inclusion on the National Register is confirmation of these qualities. In the spirit of the CCC we are committed to restoring the beautiful structure for all to enjoy in the years to come. Alongside the forest that surrounds it, Santiam Pass Ski Lodge …“it’s coming back!”
The Kinsman Foundation has awarded Friends of Santiam Pass Ski Lodge a $25,000 grant for work on the restoration. These funds will be used to clean and disinfect the inside of the lodge, and remove some of the later exterior additions. We are also using the funds to hire a Structural Engineer to evaluate the condition of the lodge and provide a report. We are so thankful for the generosity of the Kinsman Foundation! These funds are moving the restoration forward.
All of the 75 windows will be removed and restored during the winter months 2018-2019. This project is supported in part by a grant from the State Historic Preservation Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
We are so pleased to announce that Friends of Santiam Pass Ski Lodge is the recipient of a $20,000 Preserving Oregon Grant! The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has awarded the grant for the rehabilitation work of the lodge’s 75 beautiful windows. These funds will go in their entirety to the window restoration. A huge THANK YOU goes to everyone at Oregon Heritage and the SHPO for awarding the funds to this wonderful project. We are also so thankful to the community leaders who have written letters endorsing the project. A special thanks goes to U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district Rep. Peter DeFazio, Oregon House of Representatives for the 17th District Rep. Sherrie Sprenger, The Linn County Board of Commissioners (Roger Nyquist, John Lindsey and Will Tucker), and McKenzie River District Ranger Darren Cross. This is the beginning of the road and we could not be more pleased with those willing to help us get the work started. Santiam Pass Ski Lodge -- It’s Coming Back