What It’s Really Like to Go on a Colorado Ski Trip During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Winter is here and that means ski trips are top of mind. But you may be questioning the merits of hitting the slopes this year. I certainly was before driving up to a handful of Colorado ski resorts for day trips and weeklong excursions. My biggest takeaway? The experience and potential risks vary from mountain to mountain.
While in Winter Park, I saw too many noses in lift lines and around the base, despite the overhead banners that read "mask zone." In all four Aspen Snowmass resorts, it was a completely different story. Proper face coverings (over the nose and mouth) were the norm around town, at the base village, and inside hotels. Clever marketing slogans like "For the love of winter, wear a mask" and "Face mask over nose or Snowmass will close" certainly helped.
A lot has undoubtedly changed this season, but many ski trip highlights remain.