According to an article by Summit Daily, ski areas in Summit County, CO will be required to scale down their maximum capacity after the county was moved to “Level Red” on the state’s COVID-19 dial.
We always recommend checking with federal, state, local, and resort COVID-19 guidelines before traveling to a resort.
The specifics on the new regulations will not be made public citing “industry secrets”.
Ski areas in Summit County do not typically report skier visits.
Indoor dining at all Summit County ski areas will not be allowed until the county moves from its “Level Red” status.
It’s frustrating that the specific limitations aren’t being shared by Summit County officials, or by the ski areas themselves. I’m sure there are going to be some headaches with miscommunication regarding capacity.
The county has said that the capacity rates have been determined based on each resort’s “comfortable carrying capacities”. These numbers are not limits, as most ski areas exceed their “comfortable capacity” on busy days.
Here are the “comfortable carrying capacities” for each of Summit County’s ski areas.
Again, these numbers don’t represent the ski area’s maximum capacities during a non-covid season. However, they were used in determining what the capacity of each resort should be during the “Level Red” COVID-19 status.
Breckenridge: 14,920 guests per day
Arapahoe Basin: 3,780 guests per day
Copper Mountain: 11,870 guests per day
Keystone: 12,110 guests per day
You can read the full article here.