Mountain High Resort had been looking forward to kicking off the ski season in California today but have had to put the champagne on ice as covid-19 has shortened their season before it even began.
The resort announced yesterday afternoon that an employee has tested positive for covid-19, so in the interest of health and safety, it will not be opening at this time.
Mountain High’s 20/21 Opening Day has been delayed.
We had an employee test positive for COVID-19 and we are currently following protocols for contact tracing and employee safety. Because the health & well-being of our employees, guests, and community is paramount, we are not opening the resort at this time. Once we have completed our safety protocols and know the environment is safe for all, Mountain High will open for the 20/21 winter season. Please stay tuned for daily updates.
If you purchased a ticket, please be patient and know that you will be taken care of. We will be opening very soon and we will make sure you get on the hill.
In a further statement, a resort spokesman told the Los Angeles Times that four employees had tested positive:
“Four have tested positive. That’s enough for us to switch gears and go into our safety protocol… So we sent everyone home today and we’re not going to open tomorrow as scheduled.”
– resort spokesman John McColly
The announcement did not specify a new opening date.
The unfortunate turn of events means that Mammoth Mountain will be the first resort in California to open for the 20/21 season when they start their lifts turning tomorrow, Friday, November 13, 2020.