Connect with us

Breaking News

U.S. and Canada Ski Resorts Find Ways to Safely Reopen Amid Pandemic

Editorial Staff

Published

on

Steamboat Ski Resort | U.S. and Canada Ski Resorts Find Ways to Safely Reopen Amid Pandemic | Featured

The COVID-19 pandemic is cutting the ski season short at the height of spring break. With this, U.S. and Canada resorts are finding ways to safely reopen this winter.

According to reports, resort leaders ask guests to manage their expectations in the new normal while skiing and snowboarding. This could mean that they must wear masks, stand six feet apart in lift lines, and ride lifts only with their companions.

“We’re very optimistic about skiing this winter,” said Dave Byrd, director of risk and regulatory affairs at the Colorado-based National Ski Areas Association. “The fact that we ski outside in ultraviolet sun and in the wind, and it’s common for us to wear goggles, gloves and face coverings. All of those things bode very well for us as a sport.”

Resorts are trying to avoid what happened last spring. Back then, “many mountain communities were disproportionately hurt by the virus as travelers from all over the country and the world hit the slopes during one of the busiest times of the season,” reported Fox Business.

People have spent several months of living with the pandemic. With this, industry leaders and health officials are hoping that the knowledge that comes with it will provide a safer experience this time around.

According to Dr. Daniel Pastula, a neuroinfectious disease physician at UC Health University of Colorado Hospital, the outdoor element of ski trips is generally safe during a pandemic. However, the virus could spread if people are not careful.

“I think you can ski smartly and safely. Again, not completely eliminating the risk, but really reducing it,” he said.

Up Next:

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Copyright © 2020 Breaking News Alerts. This copyrighted material may not be republished without express permission. The information presented here is for general educational purposes only. MATERIAL CONNECTION DISCLOSURE: You should assume that this website has an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to the persons or businesses mentioned in or linked to from this page and may receive commissions from purchases you make on subsequent web sites. You should not rely solely on information contained in this email to evaluate the product or service being endorsed. Always exercise due diligence before purchasing any product or service. This website contains advertisements.

Loading cart ⌛️ ...
[email]
[email]