“Now we have a tentative opening date of: As soon as we can.” -Ski Santa Fe GM Ben Abruzzo
Taos Ski Valley and Ski Santa Fe were all set for Thanksgiving Day openings, while Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort were again getting ready to be the first New Mexico ski resort to open when a state-mandated COVID-19 lockdown orders that went into effect Monday through November 30th and all opening plans had to scrapped and reevaluated.
Santa Fe New Mexican reports resort operators are confident a ski season will take place in late 2020 and early 2021, though amenities could be limited. New Mexico’s ski season came to a screeching halt in mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic spread.
“We have been talking since we shut down in March We have been discussing this through the summer. The summer activities were a success. We believe when we get the nod from the governor we will have the resorts successfully open.” – George Brooks, director of Ski New Mexico Association
New Mexican ski resorts have put some serious thought and investment into COVID safe operation infrastructure and have negotiated a daily lift capacity limit of 25% but at the end of the day during these trying times businesses have to stay nimble as situations are truly fluid so remain patient, be kind and be safe.