Summit County Ski Areas Capacity Will Be Reduced Starting Today Citing COVID-19 Spike (11/25/20)

Summit County Ski Areas Capacity Will Be Reduced Starting Today Citing COVID-19 Spike (11/25/20)

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Summit County Ski Areas Capacity Will Be Reduced Starting Today Citing COVID-19 Spike (11/25/20)

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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”.

Webcams | Arapahoe Basin Ski & Snowboard Area

Courtesy: Arapahoe Basin

Ski areas in Summit County do not typically report skier visits.

Each resort in Summit County, including Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Copper Mountain, and Breckenridge will have to reduce their skier capacity to a rate unique to their ski area.

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.

Copper Mountain Winter Season Update 2020/21 - Colorado Ski Country USA

Copper Mountain. Courtesy: Colorado Ski Country USA

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

Trail Map | Keystone Ski Resort

Courtesy: Keystone Ski Resort

You can read the full article here.

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