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And justify loading chairs to their full capacity. I'm cautiously optimistic that since VT has not gone into lockdown yet that the rules will be back to normal.I can see them requiring masks on the lifts still. That would help them justify bringing back the singles line.
Within the US I agree. Crossing any country border, I would expect at a minimum 72hr negative (or similar, some are within 5 days) test requirements remain even for fully vaxed travelers.No way travel restrictions and quarantine requirements come back, at least not for vaccinated folks
I almost started a thread asking if anyone has any intel on what to expect in just over two months. I fear that we are going to have another winter of line clusterf*ck because of COVID.I don’t think anyone can say for certain what measures will be taken against Covid this season. Hopefully we have a singles line though since vaccines are available for anyone who wants one and outdoor transmission in lift lines seems negligible anyway.
I fear that things will differ state-by-state once again with some saying, “fuck it”, while others are stricter. It only prolongs the pain when we’re as divided as we are.The Delta variant spike has leveled off, not that we know what could come next. I'm going to assume (probably incorrectly) that things won't be any worse COVID-wise during the winter than they have been during the past 2 months. With that assumption, there also shouldn't be any capacity limitations or outdoor mask rules as we didn't see any this summer besides in some big cities. Wouldn't be surprised to see indoor mask rules, but I don't expect capacity limitations in lodges if packing 100,000 people into stadiums is okay at the same time.
I try to mostly ski midweek, so other than Jackson in February I never really dealt with long lines last year with the reduced capacities. I avoided weekends like the plague (no pun intended). I just hope there are no stupid outdoor mask rules this year. Science suggests that masks are useless outdoors. Having to wear a mask in 25 minute lines at Jackson was much worse than wearing a mask at amusement parks in the middle of July last year, and I won't do it again this year. If it means avoiding certain states/ski areas, so be it.
The bizarre thing to me is that Utah felt the most " strict" of everywhere i skied, especially being late season. Sure, in December and January NH basically forced you to stay outside except the restroom. By March Maine and NH let you in the lodge bascially like normal sans some capacity restrictions and Jackson's lodges were mobbed. But Utah in April they were being sticklers about everything. Solitude's lodge had 10 high top tables with no chairs. Alta was totally closed and you had to use the locker room bathrooms and get bitched at by the locals if there was more than 1 person inside. Snowbird's summit lodge seemed pretty normal. Definitely a bit more spaced out but not crazy.I fear that things will differ state-by-state once again with some saying, “fuck it”, while others are stricter. It only prolongs the pain when we’re as divided as we are.
I almost started a thread asking if anyone has any intel on what to expect in just over two months. I fear that we are going to have another winter of line clusterf*ck because of COVID.