Aspen Snowmass COVID-19 Update
It’s time to turn our thoughts to ski season. Season passes are back on sale, we are wrapping up work on the new Big Burn lift and expanded snowmaking on Aspen Mountain and Snowmass, and we are finalizing operational plans with state and county health agencies to open safely this winter. Lift tickets, lessons and rentals will be on sale later this month. Our guests, employees and community all contributed to a successful summer with a strong adherence to the Five Commitments to Containment, and working together we’ve been able to reduce the spread of Covid and keep the strain off our health care system. This same cooperative approach will be our best path to having a long and powder-filled ski season. You can keep updated on the latest information by checking the Pitkin County Coronameter here.
We have developed a company-wide playbook to implement new procedures and policies across all our winter operations, lifts, ski school, mountain dining, rental, retail, parking and more. Our crews are working to wrap up a number of on-mountain improvements that will greet guests this winter, including the new Big Burn six-passenger chairlift and new snowmaking at both Snowmass and Aspen Mountain. We are hiring staff, testing systems and fine-tuning plans to keep everyone safe, healthy and on the slopes.
While we will do everything possible to provide a safe experience, each of you has a responsibility to do the same. Enjoy the crisp days, cool nights and golden aspens, but please do so while respecting local health and safety regulations. Both the City of Aspen and Town of Snowmass Village have mandatory face mask zones in place, that encompass most of the business and residential areas, including Gondola Plaza at the base of Aspen Mountain, the Snowmass Mall and Base Village and the transit hub/base area at Aspen Highlands. In addition, masks are required while inside and in congested spaces at all mountain and base area facilities; social distancing remains part of life for now. We are at high altitude and our hospitals have limited facilities, so, please, if you are sick, at risk, or unwilling to follow guidelines around mask wearing, hygiene, and distancing, we ask that you save your visit for another time. Please follow the five commitments of containment and visit Pitkin County’s website for the latest information and on Covid 19 in our area.
With these safety precautions, we are excited to welcome you to Aspen Snowmass this fall and looking forward to seeing you this winter. Whenever you’re ready to visit us, we’ll be ready to welcome you.
To see a full list of updated operating procedures to keep our guests, employees, and the community safe, click here.