- Mar 6, 2005
- Southeast NH
A winter internship program at the St. Regis Aspen has been brought to its knees by the pandemic, with nearly two dozen participants testing positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday.
Not the ski area, but with the staff at The St Regis Hotel in town.
Interesting thing not discussed about how Covid will impact skiing. There will likely be many outbreaks like this that compromise staffing; especially out West where they are so reliant on imported staff living in employee housing.
I lived in numerous employee housing complexes during my younger resort working days. They pack you in like Sardines. Easy to see the virus spreading like wildfire in them. Bet we read stories like this is me quite often this winter.
As a side note, my college girlfriend worked at the St Regis in 2001. I went out to visit her and ski. One night I went to pick her up from work at the St Regis. Her shift wasn't done, so I grabbed a drink at the lobby bar. $14.27 for a well margarita. In 2001. I'll never forget the sticker shock. Wonder what they charge today. Probably $20 at least.