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Winter Park announces guidelines for guests

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Winter Park Resort is asking visitors and guests to do their part to help secure the longevity of the 2020/21 winter season and launched its “Shred Another Day” guidelines to give guests information and details about what to expect this winter. Visit the “Shred Another Day” page for more details.

The primary goal of “Shred Another Day” is to help keep the resort open for the duration of the 2020/21 winter season by helping to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. The Winter Park team has worked closely with local and state officials to outline a manageable operating plan and to identify guidelines for guests. As a result, Winter Park Resort has defined five pillars to help everyone “Shred Another Day:”

  1. Plan Ahead – All activities, lodging, rentals and lessons must be pre-booked. There will be no walk-up lift ticket sales and dining will be grab-and-go only. Guests are strongly encouraged to check www.winterparkresort.com for the latest updates before leaving home to avoid sold-out services at the resort.
  2. Avoid Peak Days – Guests should avoid traditionally popular times like weekends and holidays if at all possible.
  3. Embrace Time Outside – There will be limited access to inside areas. Guests should plan to gear up, warm up and eat in their individual lodging or in their vehicles.
  4. Follow All Guidelines – Masks are required everywhere at the resort, including in the base area, in lines, while loading, unloading and riding lifts, and in any indoor facility. Guests should always maintain six feet of distance from unrelated parties, frequently wash their hands, and stay home if they’re sick.
  5. Stay with Your Crew – Guests must stay with the people they came with and not come in close contact with anyone outside of their group.

“Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, this season at Winter Park will look and feel different,” said Liz Agostin, marketing director for Winter Park Resort. “The focus will be all about the skiing and riding experience itself and tapping into the real and unvarnished Colorado mountain culture. At the end of the day, we all just want to keep carving down the mountain and finding joy in the outdoors.”

Skiing, riding and adventuring in the mountains in wintertime has long been a sought after getaway, and it’s an experience that’s inherently social, bringing people together. This year mountain adventurers can still seek the soul-satisfying feeling of being at altitude, sliding on snow, and escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but they’ll need to do less socializing and instead embrace more solitude. If everyone does their part, we can all “Shred Another Day.”

Winter Park Resort previously announced it anticipates opening for the winter season no earlier than Nov. 30. The decision about opening day will be based on weather conditions and the health and well-being of employees, guests and the community. Winter Park will continue to provide updates on its website and social media channels.