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Ski Resort Response to COVID-19

deadheadskier

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But the governor has prohibited online reservations. You have to call.
The challenge this week in booking was figuring out who to actually call. Usually just go through Concur for all our booking. That came up blank, so did Expedia, Hotels.com etc. Had to go direct to the Marriott or Hilton websites to find what is still open.

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The governor is allowing hotels to take public reservations for June 15 and later. That doesn’t bode well for Killington.
 

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The governor is allowing hotels to take public reservations for June 15 and later. That doesn’t bode well for Killington.

They were probably done anyway. That would be a zoo if they re opened and mass gatherings like that likely arent going to happen for a while.
 

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I do not seeing any resort opening! A Basin keeps saying they will reopen hopefully. Any ski area in North America that opens this spring will be swamped and attract out of state people so there is no way any are opening up - that is very clear!


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F*** Stowe! They are so closed you can't even look at their webcams....they took them offline.

Looking at other webcams it's quite sad. Looks like most places in VT would be close to 100% open this weekend. Fresh snow last week and a relatively nice, but cold Easter weekend.

Edit: F*** Vail!.....looks like all their webcams are offline.
 

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F*** Stowe! They are so closed you can't even look at their webcams....they took them offline.

Looking at other webcams it's quite sad. Looks like most places in VT would be close to 100% open this weekend. Fresh snow last week and a relatively nice, but cold Easter weekend.

Edit: F*** Vail!.....looks like all their webcams are offline.

Shutting the cams off makes sense when you consider the folks refusing to stay home. Best not to tempt them with fresh snow.
 

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Shutting the cams off makes sense when you consider the folks refusing to stay home. Best not to tempt them with fresh snow.

Just saw someone skiing on the North Ridge cam at K along with a couple people on the Pico cam...guess there are a few people that think the "mountain is closed including to uphill travel" rules only apply to everyone else.
 

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Just saw someone skiing on the North Ridge cam at K along with a couple people on the Pico cam...guess there are a few people that think the "mountain is closed including to uphill travel" rules only apply to everyone else.

North ridge area isn't owned by K. If I lived in the town of Killington I would be up there right now. I see nothing wrong with that. If the person u saw drove more than 10 miles to get there then I would have a problem with it.
 

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Except it doesn't work like that. K has the operating lease for the land and is legally in charge of access (and owns the liability).
 

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Except it doesn't work like that. K has the operating lease for the land and is legally in charge of access (and owns the liability).

Not true, access is not closed as the bucklin trail is still open. If the mountain is your backyard then making some turns responsibly is no different than walking around the block and K is doing nothing to stop it.
 

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Not true, access is not closed as the bucklin trail is still open. If the mountain is your backyard then making some turns responsibly is no different than walking around the block and K is doing nothing to stop it.

I think he is talking about access from the ski areas itself. A lot of folks don't realize that a lot of land leases to ski areas give the ski area the right to control access (otherwise how could they sell tickets?) and some leases restrict that to charging for lifts only (like Alta). Additionally, a lot of these leases put the ski area on the hook to obtain liability insurance and to insure the State/Feds. That's the bigger rub.

And what trailhead are you talking about? Pretty much every trail organization in Vermont has said that folks need to stay off the trails during the COVID-19 pandemic and mud season.

https://fpr.vermont.gov/recreation/outdoor-recreation-and-covid-19

The Long Trail System on state lands is currently closed. Visit Green Mountain Club for more information and updates. Other trail closures may be necessary in the future. Please check www.Trailfinder.info often for updates.

Small detail there.....
 

icecoast1

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Not true, access is not closed as the bucklin trail is still open. If the mountain is your backyard then making some turns responsibly is no different than walking around the block and K is doing nothing to stop it.


Courts have already ruled that mountains who operate on forest service land can restrict access
 

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Not true, access is not closed as the bucklin trail is still open. If the mountain is your backyard then making some turns responsibly is no different than walking around the block and K is doing nothing to stop it.

Killington's lease only covers the very upper part of that trail near Killington Peak. You can hike Bucklin trail, just not all the way to the top.
 
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