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Winter sports in Utah look different with COVID-19 restrictions

Nov 17, 2020, 7:57 PM

Winter Sports Utah COVID-19...

SHOT 3/12/18 11:18:09 AM - Winter activities including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and winter fishing on Bear Lake in Garden City, Utah. Bear Lake is a natural freshwater lake on the Utah-Idaho border in the Western United States. The lake has been called the "Caribbean of the Rockies" for its unique turquoise-blue color, which is due to the reflection of calcium carbonate (limestone) deposits suspended in the lake. Bear Lake is over 250,000 years old. (Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2018)

(Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2018)

SALT LAKE CITY — Winter sports are going to look a little different this season with COVID-19 restrictions. 

Every ski area in Utah will adopt the NSAA guidelines and follow state and CDC recommendations for a safe winter sports season during COVID-19. Each ski resort in Utah will have its own ticketing and operations procedures to create a protected environment.

COVID-19 safety standards for winter sports in Utah 

Face coverings are required 

Face coverings aligning with CDC recommendations are required at all 15 ski areas when social distancing cannot be achieved. This includes both indoor and outdoor interactions but excludes eating or drinking. 

Physical distancing 

The Utah ski areas are creating operational plans specific to each resort to ensure people stay properly distanced while enjoying winter sports during COVID-19. According to Ski Utah, this includes but is not limited to “lift queues, ticket queues, ski and snowboard lessons, employee spaces and food and beverage outlets.”

Cleaning and disinfection

The ski areas are adopting new operations to accommodate the disinfection of high-touch areas. Some of these areas include restrooms, restaurants, dining facilities, ticket offices and rental shops. All cleaning products used will follow CDC and EPA guidance on agents to be used. 

Resorts and operational guidelines 

Alta Ski Area 

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: November 23, 2020

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions

 

Beaver Mountain

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: to be announced

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions

 

Brian Head Resort

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: November 20, 2020

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions 

 

Brighton Resort 

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: to be announced

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions 

 

Cherry Peak Resort

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: to be announced

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions 

 

Deer Valley Resort 

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: December 5, 2020

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions 

 

Eagle Point Resort

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: December 18, 2020

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions 

 

Nordic Valley 

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: December 4, 2020

For resort information regarding COVID-19 restrictions call  (801) 745 3511.

 

Park City Mountain 

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: November 20, 2020

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions

 

Powder Mountain 

Anticipated Winter  Sports Opening Date: to be announced

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions 

 

Snowbasin Resort 

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: November 25, 2020

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions 

 

Snowbird

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: November 30, 2020

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions 

 

Solitude Mountain Resort 

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: to be announced

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions 

 

Sundance Mountain Resort 

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: December 4, 2020

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions 

 

Woodward Park City 

Anticipated Winter Sports Opening Date: November 20, 2020

Resort information for COVID-19 restrictions 

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