Winter A Smart Holiday
There’s a lot of guidance on how to have a successful, smart, holiday ski vacation during the pandemic, and we wanted to share some of it with you. Of course, each resort will have different regulations, policies and practices in place. But, there are some general rules to abide by.
Visit the resort website
For instance, when coming to Telluride, head to tellurideskiresort.com to see what policies we have in place. At Telluride, there are 5 commitments to containment you should be aware of: 1) wear a mask 2) socially distance 3) minimize your group size 4) wash your hands 5) stay home when sick. All resorts are likely publishing something similar so you can stay safe.
From the resort website, you’ll be able to discover how they’re selling lift tickets and passes. Some resorts will be taking reservations, others require you to purchase in advance. Here in Telluride, that’s the requirement — you have to purchase lift tickets in advance since there are no walk-up window sales. So, be prepared! Additionally, make sure you check the state or county website for additional restrictions. If you’re traveling out of state, you’ll want to know if a negative test result is required, or what the containment policies are for that specific locale. Here’s the latest from San Miguel county.
Dine al fresco
Many resorts are still offering take-out options and providing outdoor spaces in which you can congregate to enjoy a meal (with people from your household). But, you should bundle up and be prepared to stay outside during meal time. Indoor warm-up locations are likely to be closed. So, it’s likely you won’t be able to enjoy that hot chocolate you normally get after your fourth run in front of the lodge fireplace. So, be ready to dine outdoors. We recommend wearing extra layers of clothing, just in case.
Follow the rules
Where ever you’re headed, just be sure to know the rules…and follow them. Every ski town wants to stay open for our favorite part of the year. And, we’re all in this together. So, definitely be mindful of the local policies and have a safe and smart holiday.
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