Vail Resorts will not have a reservation system this ski season, although some pandemic protocols are still in place


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (KKTV) – Skiers and snowboarders are advised! Vail Resorts has a new plan for the upcoming ski season.

Vail Resorts announced Monday its winter operating plan for the 2021-2022 ski and hiking season in its 34 North American resorts:

  • Mountain Access: Vail Resorts will not have a mountain reservation system this season and will charge normal capacity lifts and gondolas, optimizing customer travel around its resorts.
  • Face Coverings: Face coverings will be required indoors, including restaurants, lodging properties, washrooms, retail and rental outlets, and on buses. Face coverings will not be required outdoors, in ski lift lines, or on chairlifts or gondolas, unless required by local public health. (For example, Whistler Blackcomb requires face covers on gondolas due to orders from the Provincial Health Authority of British Columbia).
  • Catering (reservations): Like last season, guests will need to make reservations to eat at many mountain restaurants. However, based on current regulations, the company expects significantly higher seating and catering capacity than last season and intends to open reservations a day before, compared to the day from last season.
  • Catering (vaccinations): Customers will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine at indoor mountain fast food restaurants (cafeteria style). Proof of vaccination will be required for clients 12 years of age and over at these locations. This requirement includes guests 12 years of age and older in ski school and hiking programs that include lunch. More details on the verification process will be posted ahead of the season on the resort websites. Consistent with many other large-scale indoor activities and sites, Vail Resorts believes the vaccine requirement is important for the protection of its guests and employees, given the number of people using these facilities and the fact that guests will not wear face coverings while eating. and drink. This is currently the only part of the resort experience that will require proof of vaccination, unless required by local public health. (For example, Whistler Blackcomb requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination in all indoor restaurants, restaurant terraces, and bars due to orders from the Provincial Health Authority of British Columbia).
  • Employee Safety: All Vail Resorts employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for their safety and protection as well as the safety and protection of customers and resort communities, and in accordance with recent rules announced as part of Occupational Safety from the US Department of Labor. and Health Administration. Interior face coverings, improved hygiene practices, daily employee health checks and other health and safety measures will also continue.

For more information, click on here. To know the opening days of the Vail Resort, click on here.

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