Aspen Skiing Co. yesterday announced its covid-19 operating policy for the upcoming winter. Proof of vaccination will be required at full-service restaurants and at hotels, but will not be required for lift access or Ski & Snowboard School lessons, in market-style restaurants, rental shops or ticket offices.
“Guests vaccines are required for all Skico owned and operated hotels, full-service seated restaurants, Powder Tours and additional experiences where prolonged close contact while unmasked might occur. Proof of vaccination is not required for lift access, Ski & Snowboard School lessons, market-style restaurants, rental shops or ticket offices.”
– News release
Guests age 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination either with an approved vaccine card, photograph of a vaccine card or an approved vaccine verification application along with proof of identity when entering or checking in to the restricted facilities or activities. Masks will not be required in lift lines, but will in enclosed gondolas.
“We put a great deal of thought in to this decision and feel that for the health and safety of our guests and employees this is a necessary step. We want to provide the healthiest environment possible in order to give us the best shot at remaining open for the season and providing a safe work environment for our staff and the community at large.”
– Skico President and CEO Mike Kaplan
Full-service fine dining (proof of vaccination required prior to being seated):
- Cloud Nine (including the outdoor deck area)
- Alpin Room Restaurant at High Alpine
- Sam’s Restaurant (for sit-down dining access)
- Lynn Britt Cabin (indoor dining area)
Stays at Aspen Skiing Company hotel properties (proof of vaccination required at check-in):
- Limelight Aspen
- Limelight SnowmassLimelight Ketchum
- The Little Nell
Vaccines are not required for:
- Lift Access
- Ski and Snowboard lessons
- Uphill Pass
- Market-Style Restaurants
- Rental Shops
- Ticket Offices
The policy is in response to a growing number of COVID infections in Pitkin County and across the state and the country.
All employees of Aspen Skiing Company are required to be fully vaccinated in order to work. Aspen Skiing Company employees with valid, company recognized religious and medical exceptions will be required to provide a negative Covid-19 test on a weekly basis.
Last month Vail Resorts announced a similar policy across its resorts.