The COVID-19 pandemic brought the ski season to an early close, setting off the longest off-season in Utah skiing history. But at a panel discussion hosted by Ski Utah Monday, officials from Utah’s resorts said they’ve been working since then to make sure the 2020-21 season is a success, even though coronavirus cases across the country are spiking in record numbers.
For all 15 Utah resorts, the strategy is similar: keep people outside and physically distant. Resorts based their individual plans on guidelines outlined by the National Ski Area Associations trade group, but also came up with modifications of their own.
In general, lifts and gondolas will be limited to individual groups. Signage will encourage and help people stay apart as they wait in line. Resorts are also opening new grab and go food options to avoid crowding indoor spaces, which riders can eat outside or in their cars.