ANOTHER US RESORT SEEKS TO OPEN AMID PANDEMIC
1st May 2020
Last modified on May 11th, 2020
This time it is Wolf Creek in Colorado. Two other areas in the state are looking at the possibility and one resort in California has already done so.
The resort has said it will implement social distancing and a survey of pass holders was in agreement to the plan by a large majority.
- No more than 500 pass holders.
- Day tickets are capped at 120.
- All skiers need to make online reservations 24-hours in advance to secure their spot on the hill.
- Parking and lift lines are spaced to prevent crowding.
- Masks are mandatory.
- Lift lines would be spaced.
The resort would keep its restaurants closed and the shuttle bus service would not run.
“We are discouraging individuals that are at high risk or whomever may have sick family members at home as per the orders of the Governor of Colorado,” said the resort.
“Wolf Creek is ready to reopen; we are waiting on final approval from the state.”
On Friday May 1st people in the state can travel up to 10-miles.
The resort is trying to obtain a waiver from the rule.
“I’m disappointed there is no empathy, there is no consistency in this stay-at-home order. Contractors are busy building houses. Police are busy writing tickets,” said the owner of the resort, Davey Pitcher, to local media.
“All the stores are open. No one here is wearing masks.”
“I mean Jiminy Christmas, the local hardware story has a popcorn machine that everyone is reaching into.”
The Colorado governor, Jared Polis, has decreed that people should not travel more than 10-miles so that the spread of corona virus can be limited.
Local opponents of the plan point out that people may come from far and wide, plus they can surely postpone their skiing and snowboarding until next winter.
Covid-19 has killed 63,746 people in the USA..