Petition Asking Vail Resorts Mandate Vaccines to Ride Lifts at Whistler Blackcomb, BC Has 8,700 Signatures

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Whistler Blackcomb’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Image: Twitter

A petition requesting that Vail Resorts rethink its covid operating plan at Whistler Blackcomb, BC, has gathered 8,691 signatures.

In its winter operating plan, Vail Resorts outlined that guests will need to show proof of vaccination to enter indoor areas at its ski areas, such as restaurants and lodges, but not to ride the liftsFor residents of Whistler, BC, this isn’t enough. One man has started a petition asking that Vail Resorts require proof of vaccination from guests wishing to ride lifts at Whistler Blackcomb, BC.

Ski resorts in Alberta and Quebec will require proof of vaccination before guests are allowed to board lifts, as will other resorts in British Columbia not operated by Vail Resorts.

The online petition, “Whistler Blackcomb put public safety first, require a vaccine certificate to ski and ride,” says:

“Without even the pretense that decisions are made locally, Rob Katz, CEO, Vail Resorts, USA declared that there will be no requirement for a vaccine certificate to ride Whistler Blackcomb gondolas. The unvaccinated will be permitted to upload at full capacity, where physical distancing can be measured in inches rather than feet, with the small windows often frozen shut. Katz’s decision doesn’t align with an opening sentence in the press release, “Vail Resorts’ commitment to safety continues to be at the center of everything we do.”

– Opening paragraph of the petition

The petition says that allowing unvaccinated visitors will mean long lines to access indoor areas while staff check vaccine cards and require extra infrastructure to make washrooms safe.

“All of these problems will negatively impact your day on the mountain and can easily be avoided by making a vaccine certificate a requirement to ski or ride.”

In its operating plan, Vail Resorts said that resorts would load lifts as usual at full capacity. Face masks will not be required in lift lines or on chairlifts, and in gondolas.

The company is mandating that all its employees are vaccinated by November 15th.

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Whistler Blackcomb Trail Map

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2 thoughts on “Petition Asking Vail Resorts Mandate Vaccines to Ride Lifts at Whistler Blackcomb, BC Has 8,700 Signatures

  1. You can spread Covid while vaccinated, even if asymptomatic, per the CDC website. So……..the point of this is?

  2. Vaccine Nazi’s.
    What will you do without Freedom? Nothing but what Big Government/Big Pharma/Big Corporation allows you to.
    For all the backlash Whistler locals had against Vail when they first came, now more people are signing up to be serfs.
    Don’t just be a zombie to the propaganda. Do your own research into the harmful side effects of the vaccines, the clotting, the spike protein heart damage, the brain strokes, the cancers, etc…
    Leaky vaccine with Antibody-Dependent Enhancement, ADE.
    Giving up your freedom for a virus that has a 99.5%+ survival rate.

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