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What To Expect From This Winter’s Ski Season

Screen-Shot-2020-10-10-at-11.39.23-AM A skier goes down a freshly groomed slope in Vail. To limit crowds, Vail Resorts, one of the world’s largest ski companies, is using a reservation system.

With snowflakes already falling at high elevations and lifts scheduled to open just weeks from now, many of us are dreaming of mountain escapes, imagining that first run of the season.

During normal times, the biggest uncertainty in booking ski vacations is whether there will be powder. When the novel coronavirus caused resorts to shutter abruptly in March, it was unclear whether there would even be a ski season this winter. Now the burning question is how safe ski country will be.

Despite the ongoing uncertainty, many resorts report that business exceeded expectations during their first coronavirus summer/fall season. Local and regional visitors — and some, like myself, who flew from the East Coast to Colorado — sought solace and fun in nature with responsible, distanced activities such as mountain biking, wilderness hikes and scenic lift rides.

 Read the full story at WashingtonPost.com

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