Vail Resorts Australia Announce Their Operational Plans

Rouchelle Gilmore | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Mt Hotham in early season
Golden light at Hotham with some early season snow. Credit: Hotham Alpine Resort.

With the announcement lifts would spin in the Australian 2020 season with a delayed opening for the end of June, Aussie snow lovers have been awaiting what the season could look like. Australian Vail Resorts will open June 24. Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, and Perisher have outlined their plans to run at 50 percent capacity for physical distancing measures as per current government guidelines.

Vail Australia's poster for Covid
The basic guidelines for Aussie 2020 winter to start. Credit:

Vail Resorts announced the COVID-19 Safe Operating Plan for its Australian resorts, focused on protecting employees, guests, and the communities the Company operates in.

 “The safety of our employees, guests and the communities in which we operate is our highest priority. We are committed to providing our guests with information about how we will operate safely this season, so they can make informed decisions for themselves and their families,”

Vail Resorts Pete Brulisauer, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, for Australia, and Perisher said.

“Skiing and snowboarding at our resorts will be different this season, but we feel confident we’ll provide a great guest experience. If we see further easing of physical distancing rules, we will adjust our operations to expand services while continuing to prioritize safety.”

Updates for the individual resort’s operational plans can be found at their websites; Hotham, Falls Creek, and Perisher.

The plans will evolve in accordance with Australian Government guidelines.

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