Deer Valley Resort, UT Outlines COVID-19 Plans | Ski Buffs Won’t Cut It — Approved Face Masks Required

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A skier rips through pristine powder at Deer Valley Resort, UT. The resort has outlined its COVID-19 operations plan for the upcoming season. | Photo courtesy Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort is opening for the 20/21 ski season on Dec. 5th with a brand new operations plan to address COVID-19. 

The ski area outlined its plans in a press release attached below:

As the 2020-21 winter season approaches, safety continues to remain of utmost importance to us. Deer Valley’s winter operational plans place the health, safety, and well-being of our guests, staff, and community at the forefront of our efforts. We will also continue to monitor and adhere to, evolving COVID-19 procedures and guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)The Utah Department of Health and the Summit County Health Department.

While you plan for winter, please know that we believe it is imperative that we all do what we can to help operate safely and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Face Mask and Covering Guidelines

While on Deer Valley property, masks or face coverings are required when waiting in line, interacting with Deer Valley staff, riding, loading and unloading chairlifts and at all times indoors (unless actively eating or drinking while seated at a table). Please note: As per a Summit County Public Health Order, single-layer face coverings that can be seen through (such as buffs), and face coverings with two-way valves are not approved. N-95 or KN-95 masks with valves are approved for use. For additional information on Summit County’s Public Health Order and approved face coverings, please click here.

Guests unwilling to comply with the Summit County Order and Deer Valley guidelines will be asked to leave Deer Valley property.

To read the full plan, click here or visit Deer Valley’s website. 


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2 thoughts on “Deer Valley Resort, UT Outlines COVID-19 Plans | Ski Buffs Won’t Cut It — Approved Face Masks Required

  1. There are two layer buffs. Ear loop masks do not interface well with helmets. Is there any scientific evidence that normal one layer buffs are insufficient? I just skied Keystone, A Basin and Breckenridge. The majority of skiers used Buffs and there did not seem to be any problems. I think this requirement requires some re-thinking, particularly since most of the ski experience occurs outside and the Summit County assessment was likely biased with regard to indoor circumstances.

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