COVID-19 Presents Ski Towns With a Conundrum
Coronavirus hot spots like Sun Valley rely on visitors, but who is welcome and when?
Here in Sun Valley, Idaho—America’s Original Ski Town and the birthplace of POWDER Magazine—we have:
The cleanest air.
The darkest skies.
A 3,000-foot ski hill in town.
World-famous mountain biking.
The highest rates of COVID19 in the world.
Aside from world-class recreation, Sun Valley, like many other ski towns, is built on social activity and outsiders coming to visit us. From skiing, hiking, and biking with friends, to drinking, dancing, and shopping with strangers, the fabric of our society is interwoven with physical, cultural and social activity.