This year’s National Brotherhood of Skiers’ ski summit at Sun Valley, Idaho was raddled by a Coronavirus outbreak. Since the event, several of the 600 attendees have tested positive for the coronavirus and many more are showing symptoms, according to nbcnews.com.
The summit was held on Feb. 27-March 7.
Days after the event, however, NBS sent an email to its more than 3,000 members notifying them that attendees from Ft. Washington, Md., (one), Washington, D.C. (one), Detroit (three) and New York (one) had tested positive for the deadly virus.
NBS president Allen and Sun Valley and Ketchum Mayors Peter Hendricks and Neil Bradshaw issued a joint statement on Saturday that read, in part:
“There is no evidence as to when and how the virus first entered Sun Valley or Ketchum. Sun Valley is a ski destination which hosts national and international tourists,” the statement said. “It had numerous visiting guests and organizations before, and during the same time the NBS members were visiting. It is virtually impossible to pinpoint a group or person who were carriers of the virus.”
“We all love this valley and our main concern now is that everyone who has been affected in the NBS and other groups, and in all of Blaine County, recovers in better health. Know we are here to support them,” the statement reads.
We had the pleasure of skiing with members of NBS a number of seasons ago. We wish their members who have contracted COVID-19 a speedy recovery.