Sky-Hi News is reporting that Gov. Jared Polis has extended statewide ski area closure through May 23, but says there’s a chance ski areas could reopen for Memorial Day weekend.
Polis said Friday afternoon that he has spoken with managers of Colorado ski areas and “laid out the criteria” that would permit ski areas to reopen as soon as Memorial Day weekend.
“It’s not so much the exposure on the slopes. That’s a real thing. But if you keep related parties to a chairlift, that could be minimized. It’s really about whether our communities that are a host to the ski areas are really ready to receive visitors and tourism. And that’s up to them. That’s not up to me. We are going to honor that. If they are ready and the health situation allows it, we’re ready. But if they are not ready, we are going to do everything we can to make sure they will be there next year and be ready.”
– Colorado Governor Jared Polis
The state has released a Roadmap to Recovery document that outlines the requirements for businesses to reopen.