Bristol Mountain Announces COVID-19 Operating Plan
CANANDAIGUA, New York (December 9, 2020) –
Bristol Mountain has announced their COVID-19 Operating Plan for the 2020-21 Season. The Operating Plan follows theNew York State Department of Health Interim Guidance for Ski Facilities During The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
“As the temperatures get colder and snow begins to fall, people’s minds shift to skiing and riding”, stated Bristol Mountain General Manager Daniel Fuller. “Our top priority this season will be the safety and health of our guests and staff. There will be changes to how we operate this season. While these new procedures will be different, they will not impact the thrill of carving turns, the views of the Bristol Valley, or the joy that you experience spending time with those who are most important to you.”
Guests will be required to review and attest to a daily health screening before they visit the mountain. Face coverings will be required at all times when guests are at the resort unless they are actively skiing or snowboarding down the mountain and socially distant or they are seated indoors eating or drinking. Guests are asked to maintain a distance of 6 feet at all times whether on the slopes, in the lodges, or around the base area.
Capacity at the mountain will be monitored and limited on busy days or when the mountain has limited terrain (i.e. early season). Reservations will be required for card products and lift ticket sales. Reservations currently will not be required for season pass products that allow direct- to-lift access (picture passes).
Guests who are in the same party/household/family may ride on the same chair together. Other parties will ride one person on the Sunset Double Chair and Rocket Triple Chair, or two people on the quads (Comet Express, Morning Star, and Galaxy Express) on opposite sides of the chair.
Lodge capacity will be limited this winter. Guests are asked to limit their time in the lodges to 15-30 minutes to warm up and use the restrooms. The mountain requests that guests arrive prepared and use their vehicle as their base lodge.
“We are excited to be able to provide an outdoor recreation activity to our community during these winter months,” Daniel Fuller continued. “It is of the upmost importance that guests follow and abide by these policies while they are at the mountain. We are asking guests to be the reason that we have our season.”
Comprehensive information on Bristol Mountain’s COVID-19 operating procedures can be found here:Bristol Mountain