All of Vail Resorts’ North American resorts will close for the rest of the season, according to a Tuesday morning statement from CEO Rob Katz, Vail Daily reports. Vail Resorts said in a Facebook post today, March 17 regarding their decision due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
COVID-19 Update: Today we announced that all of our North American resorts will remain closed for the 2019-20 ski season, due to the fast-moving situation involving COVID-19. It was not an easy decision to make, and we deeply considered the extended impact it will have on our guests, employees and communities. While it’s disappointing for all of us, we know it is the responsible thing to do at this time. Thanks to all guests for a great ski season and for your continued support during these unprecedented times. Please note: we will consider reopening Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb and Heavenly in late April/early May, dependent on the situation with COVID-19 as well as weather conditions. We will be offering refunds and credits on lift tickets, lodging, ski and ride school and more, via this online form. https://www.snow.com/info/refund-request-form
Vail Resorts owned and operated lodging properties will close on Friday, March 20, with final check-ins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Vail Daily reports. Some Vail-owned resorts will reconsider opening later in the season.