The only human-powered backcountry ski area in the country will not open this weekend from January 7th- January 11th. Bluebird Backcountry was informed that a guest, who visited the resort earlier in the month, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Here’s the full statement from Bluebird Backcountry:
“The health and safety of our guests and staff is Bluebird’s top priority both on and off the mountain. We’ve just learned that someone who was at Bluebird Backcountry between January 2 and January 4 has since tested positive for COVID-19. This means:
• Bluebird will not be open this weekend (January 7–11) as our staff who may have been exposed get tested, quarantine, and await test results. At this time, we expect to reopen on January 14. Please subscribe to our email list (form at bottom of this page) for updates.
• We’ve informed everyone who joined us during that time and will continue to follow our COVID-19 policies and applicable local, state, and CDC guidelines.
We are disappointed to suspend operations this weekend, but we hope you’ll be able to join us later this season when there’s even more snow to play in! Thank you for your patience and understanding.”
Bluebird Backcountry is the 2nd US ski resort this season that has paused operations due to COVID-19 cases. Hunter Mountain, NY was closed 1/5, 1/6, and 1/7, but will reopen tomorrow 1/8.
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