At Ski.com, we’re here to shoot you straight. We know that traveling in time of COVID-19 is far from simple. Our 65+ Mountain Travel Experts understand that competing passes, such as the Ikon Pass and Epic Pass both have their own unique, umbrella policies regarding mountain operations and sometimes, it’s all a bit hard to digest. Which is why we’ve kept a seat at the table, working with our partners to craft updated policies that prioritize guest safety this winter so you can stay safe, healthy, and stoked. Check out Ski.com’s COVID-19 page more info on how we are working to keep you safe from the novel coronavirus.

What we’ve done here is compile an A-Z, location-based COVID-19 directory that explains policies and reservation systems in their entirety so that you can make the best decision on where to ski this winter season based on the current travel conditions and amended resort operations.

A-Z Ski Resort COVID-19 Policies

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*COVID-19 policies are constantly evolving and this post will continue to be updated. 

Alta

Alta Ski Area COVID 19 coronavirus policy reservations parking
Photo Credit: Alta Ski Area

“Skiers should be aware that a potential risk of visiting the ski area may be exposure to COVID-19 and becoming infected. While our operational changes and COVID-19 protocols may reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we also need your help, patience and cooperation.” – Alta Ski Area

State Guidelines: Utah

City/County Guidelines: Salt Lake County 

Ski Resort Guidelines: Alta Ski Area

Mountain Reservations: NO

Daily capacity will be managed through available parking on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation system for mountain access is currently in place.

Parking Reservations: NO

First-come, first-serve based on availability and mountain conditions.

Mask Policy:  Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes:

  • Daily COVID-19 screenings for employees
  • Private ski lessons only
  • Mountain capacity tied to parking capacity
  • “Ghost” or empty lift lines to maintain social distance

Alyeska

“During the winter 20/21 ski season, some things will look different on our mountain from previous years. These measures are put in place to ensure we keep everyone safe and our community healthy.” – Alyeska Resort

State Guidelines: Alaska

City/County Guidelines: Anchorage 

Ski Resort Guidelines: Alyeska Resort 

Mountain Reservations: NO

At this time, Alyeska does not plan to be a reservations only ski resort for tickets and passes. Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Alta for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: NO

There will be parking attendants to organize traffic coming in and out of the Daylodge parking lot. This is new this year and will help guests “know before you go” to help increase communication and awareness about these changes.

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas

Notable Changes: 

  • Capacity of Tram reduced to 20 individuals
  • Daylodge capacity will be reduced and resort officals ask skiers and riders to get geared up before they arrive
  • Group ski lessons will remain with a capacity limit of 6 people per instructor

Aspen Snowmass

“The health and safety of our community, employees and guests is our ultimate goal. Everyone must understand that we each have a role to play in staying open and safe. From pre-arrival, to transportation and parking, to rental, retail, dining and ski school, we have designed new operating plans to speed up the process, keep guests on the hill, maximize distancing and spread things out.” – Aspen Snowmass

State Guidelines: Colorado

City/County Guidelines: Pitkin County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Aspen Snowmass

Mountain Reservations: YES – Ikon Pass

Reservations will be required for Ikon Pass holders. A reservation system is currently being put into place. Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Aspen Snowmass for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy:  Masks will be required in all public places both in the towns of Aspen and Snowmass as well as at the 4 mountains that make up Aspen Snowmass.

Notable Changes: 

  • Gondolas and chairlifts will load households together. Guests will be placed on chairlifts together as long as there is ample opportunity for social distancing. 
  • Online bookings
  • Highland Bowl snow cat will not operate this winter

Banff Lake Louise

Banff Canada Lake Louise COVID 19 coronavirus restrictions
Photo Credit: Jake Burchmore / Ski.com

ALERT: Travel from the United States to Canada for non-essential purposes is currently prohibited. 

“Covid-19 safety protocols are ongoing and are subject to change based on updates from regional authorities. SkiBig3 is committed to keeping you informed about what to expect when travelling to Banff National Park.” – SkiBig3

Country: Canada

State Guidelines: Alberta

City/County Guidelines: Banff

Ski Resort Guidelines: SkiBig3 

Mountain Reservations: NO

Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Banff – Lake Louise for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks are mandatory in all public indoor and outdoor spaces including the town of Banff.

Notable Changes: 

  • Face coverings required on all lifts, lift lines, and offloading areas
  • Full capacity in Gondolas but with windows that stay open 100% of the time. 
  • Specific deals catered to mid-week visitors in order to spread out skier visits.

Beaver Creek

“We are excited to welcome back winter, and are committed to doing everything we can to help keep you safe this season—so you can focus on having a great time on the mountain, weather permitting.” – Beaver Creek Resort

State Guidelines: Colorado

City/County Guidelines: Eagle County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Beaver Creek

Mountain Reservations: YES

Mountain reservations will be required and Epic Pass holders will get priority access. Talk to a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge today and learn more about the reservation system for the 20-21 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, buses and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Reservation system with Epic Pass priority
  • Epic Pass holders can reserve 7 “priority days” between Nov. 6 – Dec. 7. Capacity is limited. 
  • Epic Coverage offers passholders peace of mind in case of closures or unforeseen circumstances. 

Big Sky

“Big Sky Resort is excited to welcome guests back to the resort this winter. While our mountain remains vast and skiing and riding as fun as ever, there will be some changes to your experience at Big Sky this year.” – Big Sky Resort

State Guidelines: Montana

City/County Guidelines: Gallatin County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Big Sky Resort

Mountain Reservations: YES/NO

Big Sky season passholders will not be required to make a reservation before visiting the resort. Ikon and Mountain Collective Passholders can ski when their passes permit access but are required to make reservations when they plan to visit. Details to make reservations for Ikon and Mountain Collective Passholders are forthcoming. Any guest purchasing lift tickets in advance will not be required to make a reservation. Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Banff – Lake Louise for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Guests ages 5+ must wear a face covering. This requirement applies at all times in indoor public areas, and all outdoor areas where a minimum 6-foot distance from others cannot be maintained. 

Notable Changes: 

  • No reservations for day ticket purchases (*must be made in advance)
  • Ikon and Mountain Collective passholders must make reservations
  • Lone Peak Tram will be open but with limited capacity

Breckenridge

Breckenridge COVID 19 policy
Photo Credit: Roberto Bolaños

“We’re pumped to welcome back winter and are committed to doing everything we can to help keep you safe this season – so you can focus on having an awesome time on the mountain, weather permitting.” – Breckenridge

State Guidelines: Colorado

City/County Guidelines: Summit County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Breckenridge 

Mountain Reservations: YES

Mountain reservations will be required and Epic Pass holders will get priority access. Talk to a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge today and learn more about the reservation system for the 20-21 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Reservation system with Epic Pass priority
  • Epic Pass holders can reserve 7 “priority days” between Nov. 6 – Dec. 7. Capacity is limited. 
  • Epic Coverage offers passholders peace of mind in case of closures or unforeseen circumstances.

Copper Mountain

“We continue to monitor COVID-19 and, given its dynamic nature, we have prepared thorough, adaptable operations plans that put safety first, are consistent with all local regulation, and follow the National Ski Areas Association’s Ski Well, Be Well best practices.” – Copper Mountain

State Guidelines: Colorado

City/County Guidelines: Summit County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Copper Mountain

Mountain Reservations: TBA 

No reservations are currently being required for mountain access. More details to come soon. Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Copper Mountain for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: YES

An online parking reservation system is currently being put together by resort officials. All passholders, from Season to day passes will be required to let Copper Mountain know they are coming. More details on the parking reservation system to become available in the coming weeks.

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, buses and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Parking reservations required for all visitors
  • Socially distanced lift mazes

Chamonix Mont Blanc

ALERT: Travel from the United States to France for non-essential purposes is currently prohibited. 

“Naturally, more than 99.9% of the territory of our municipality remains accessible without a mask, the large spaces of our site allowing everyone to fully enjoy our mountains. Take care of yourself, wear a mask!” – Chamonix Mont Blanc

Country Guidelines: France

Ski Resort Guidelines: Chamonix Mont Blanc

Mountain Reservations: NO

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks are required in all public places in the Haute-Savoie including the resort facilities of Chamonix Mont Blanc. Wearing a mask is mandatory for everyone over the age of 11 years old and in groups of 10 or larger in this region of France.

Notable Changes: 

  • Thermal scanners will be installed in lift queues such as the Aiguille du Midi to check guest temperature prior to loading
  • Masks mandatory walking throughout highly trafficked areas of downtown Chamonix
  • Reduced capacity on gondolas and trams

Crested Butte

Covid guidelines at Crested Butte
Photo Credit: lamoix

“Normally we jump straight into pow day dreaming, but this season is going to take a little more planning. Because we want to keep you, our employees, and our community safe, we’ve made some changes to how we’ll operate this winter.” – Crested Butte Mountain Resort

State Guidelines: Colorado

City/County Guidelines: Gunnison County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Crested Butte

Mountain Reservations: YES

Mountain reservations will be required and Epic Pass holders will get priority access. Talk to a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge today and learn more about the reservation system for the 20-21 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Reservation system with Epic Pass priority
  • Epic Pass holders can reserve 7 “priority days” between Nov. 6 – Dec. 7. Capacity is limited
  • Epic Coverage offers passholders peace of mind in case of closures or unforeseen circumstances

Deer Valley

“As the 2020-21 winter season approaches, safety continues to remain of utmost importance to us. Deer Valley’s winter operational plans place the health, safety, and well-being of our guests, staff, and community at the forefront of our efforts.” – Deer Valley Resort

State Guidelines: Utah

City/County Guidelines: Summit County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Deer Valley Resort

Mountain Reservations: NO

Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Deer Valley for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas. Those refusing to adhere to Deer Valley’s mask policy will be asked to leave.

Notable Changes: 

  • Limited on-mountain capacity
  • Advance lift tickets only

Fernie

ALERT: Travel from the United States to Canada for non-essential purposes is currently prohibited. 

“We look forward to hosting you as our valued guest this winter and enjoying the mountains alongside of you. At this point, we all understand there will be some necessary adjustments to how our operations will be run this season.” – Fernie

Country Guidelines: Canada

Province Guidelines: British Columbia

Ski Resort Guidelines: Fernie Alpine Resort

Mountain Reservations: NO

Advance purchase required.

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Advance purchase required
  • 2 People per quad chair

Grand Targhee

“It is going to take the cooperation of all guests and employees to keep this a safe and healthy winter. The COVID environment is ever-changing and could disrupt operations and our plan at any moment. We may have to make quick operational changes to comply with local, state, and government authorities.” – Grand Targhee

State Guidelines: Wyoming

City/County Guidelines: Teton County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Grand Targhee Resort

Mountain Reservations: NO

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Electro static sprayers in our public areas
  • UV light wands in our guest rooms and vacation rentals
  • Advanced purchase strongly encouraged

Heavenly

“It takes the compassion, care and personal responsibility of everyone to help us ensure a safe mountain experience for all. With that in mind, we have reimagined the resort experience to further prioritize the health and safety of our employees and guests in response to COVID-19.” – Heavenly Mountain

State Guidelines: California

City/County Guidelines: El Dorado County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Heavenly Mountain

Mountain Reservations: YES

Mountain reservations will be required and Epic Pass holders will get priority access. Talk to a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge today and learn more about the reservation system for the 20-21 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Reservation system with Epic Pass priority
  • Epic Pass holders can reserve 7 “priority days” between Nov. 6 – Dec. 7. Capacity is limited.
  • Epic Coverage offers passholders peace of mind in case of closures or unforeseen circumstances.

Jackson Hole

jackson hole covid 19 reservations ikon pass
Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

“Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our other guests, and our employees. You are required to follow all posted instructions while visiting the resort.” – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

State Guidelines: Wyoming

City/County Guidelines: Teton County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Mountain Reservations: YES – Ikon Pass

Mountain Reservations will not be required for those who buy their lift tickets in advance. If you are an Ikon Pass holder, you will be required to make a reservation in advance. The reservation system will open on November 9 and can be accessed via Ikonpass.com or through the Ikon Pass app.

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Aerial Tram will run at limited capacity
  • Ikon Pass holders must make reservations
  • New boot pack to the top of Rendezvous Bowl

Keystone

It takes the compassion, care and personal responsibility of everyone to help us ensure a safe mountain experience for all. With that in mind, we have reimagined the resort experience to further prioritize the health and safety of our employees and guests in response to COVID-19.” Keystone Resort

State Guidelines: Colorado

City/County Guidelines: Summit County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Keystone

Mountain Reservations: YES

Mountain reservations will be required and Epic Pass holders will get priority access. Talk to a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge today and learn more about the reservation system for the 20-21 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • No kids ski free for the 20-21 season
  • Reservation system with Epic Pass priority
  • Epic Pass holders can reserve 7 “priority days” between Nov. 6 – Dec. 7. Capacity is limited. 
  • Epic Coverage offers passholders peace of mind in case of closures or unforeseen circumstances.

Killington

ALERT: Travelers to Vermont coming from anywhere outside New England must undergo a 14-day, mandatory quarantine. 

“We look forward to welcoming you to Killington Resort with modified operations and policies. Our management team has developed comprehensive plans to reduce the chance of COVID-19 spreading, which will be most successful with cooperation from both our guests and staff.” – Killington

State Guidelines: Vermont

Ski Resort Guidelines: Killington

Mountain Reservations: TBD

Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Killington for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • No #RaceToOpen this year.
  • Lift lines will be socially distanced.
  • Advance lift tickets only.

Lake Placid

“Thank you for your cooperation to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect our guests, community, and employees. While winter may look a little different this year, the same adventure, scenic vistas, and snowy terrain that we all love awaits!” – Whiteface Mountain

State Guidelines: New York Governor’s Office

Ski Resort Guidelines: Whiteface Mountain

Mountain Reservations: NO

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Masks required
  • New York travel restrictions are evolving

Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth mountain coronavirus policy COVID 19
Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain

“We know there will be more challenges in our future, but with skiing and riding at the heart of what we do, we are committed to safely sharing our mountain home with you and can’t wait to see you on the hill this season.” – Mammoth Mountain

State Guidelines: California

City/County Guidelines: Mono County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Mammoth Mountain

Mountain Reservations: NO

Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Mammoth Mountain for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy:  Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • $1 million directed towards COVID-19 related resort enhancements
  • Advance lift tickets only.

Niseko

ALERT: ALERT: Travel from the United States to Japan for non-essential purposes is currently prohibited. 

“Based on the “Basic Policy for Countermeasures against Covid-19 Infections” and “New way of life” presented by the Japanese government, “New Hokkaido Style” is a new lifestyle and business style for practicing in Hokkaido.” – Hanazono Niseko

Country Guidelines: Japan

Ski Resort Guidelines: Niseko United

Mountain Reservations: TBD

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy:  Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Advance lift tickets only.
  • Guests to have their temperature taken daily.

Northstar

“We are excited to welcome back winter and are committed to doing everything we can to help keep you safe this season – so you can focus on having a great time on the mountain, weather permitting.” – Northstar

State Guidelines: California

City/County Guidelines: Placer County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Northstar Lake Tahoe

Mountain Reservations: YES

Mountain reservations will be required and Epic Pass holders will get priority access. Talk to a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge today and learn more about the reservation system for the 20-21 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Reservation system with Epic Pass priority
  • Epic Pass holders can reserve 7 “priority days” between Nov. 6 – Dec. 7. Capacity is limited.
  • Epic Coverage offers passholders peace of mind in case of closures or unforeseen circumstances.

Okemo

Okemo, Vermont COVID-19 policy
Photo Credit: Okemo Mountain Resort

ALERT: Travelers to Vermont coming from anywhere outside New England must undergo a 14-day, mandatory quarantine. 

“It takes the compassion, care and personal responsibility of everyone to help us ensure a safe mountain experience for all. With that in mind, we have reimagined the resort experience to further prioritize the health and safety of our employees and guests in response to COVID-19.” – Okemo Mountain Resort 

State Guidelines: Vermont

Ski Resort Guidelines: Okemo

Mountain Reservations: YES

Mountain reservations will be required and Epic Pass holders will get priority access. Talk to a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge today and learn more about the reservation system for the 20-21 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Reservation system with Epic Pass priority
  • Epic Pass holders can reserve 7 “priority days” between Nov. 6 – Dec. 7. Capacity is limited.
  • Epic Coverage offers passholders peace of mind in case of closures or unforeseen circumstances.

Park City

“We’ve re-imagined the mountain experience to help keep you safe this season. Plus, our pass holders get priority access with our new reservation system.” – Park City Mountain 

State Guidelines: Utah

City/County Guidelines: Summit County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Park City Mountain

Mountain Reservations: YES

Mountain reservations will be required and Epic Pass holders will get priority access. Talk to a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge today and learn more about the reservation system for the 20-21 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Reservation system with Epic Pass priority
  • Epic Pass holders can reserve 7 “priority days” between Nov. 6 – Dec. 7. Capacity is limited.
  • Epic Coverage offers passholders peace of mind in case of closures or unforeseen circumstances.

Revelstoke

ALERT: Travel from the United States to Canada for non-essential purposes is currently prohibited. 

“Winter is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to see the lifts spinning and get our first turns in of the season. As we get closer to Opening Day—scheduled for November 27, we are committed to providing you with the most up to date information regarding our winter operating protocols.” – Revelstoke 

Country Guidelines: Canada

Province Guidelines: British Columbia

Ski Resort Guidelines: Revelstoke

Mountain Reservations: NO

Capacity limits may be implemented at a later date.

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • PureClean health and safety protocols
  • Limited capacity in gondolas

Snowbird

“We are ready and confident in a safe return to skiing and riding. We prioritize the well-being of our staff, guests and community. You are a part of making this season a success and we appreciate your cooperation..” – Snowbird

State Guidelines: Utah

City/County Guidelines: Salt Lake County 

Ski Resort Guidelines: Snowbird

Mountain Reservations: NO

Daily capacity will be managed through available parking on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation system for mountain access is currently in place. Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Snowbird for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: YES

Reservations for parking will be required. A reservation system is currently being built to manage parking for the 20-21 season.

Mask Policy:  Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes:

  • Delayed opening to maximize terrain availability.
  • Reduced capacity [25] on the Snowbird Tram.
  • Parking reservations tied to mountain access.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows COVID 19 policy
Photo Credit: Sebastian Werner

“This season things will look a little different at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as we make the health & safety of our guests and employees a top priority. COVID-19 has changed many things about our daily lives and there will be impacts on the mountain this winter as well, but the skiing & riding that exhilarates us each year will stay the same.” – Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

State Guidelines: California

City/County Guidelines: Placer County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Mountain Reservations: NO

Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Squaw Valley for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: NO

Parking at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will continue to be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Advance lift tickets only.
  • No advance purchase lift tickets for peak weekends without lodging. 
  • Significantly reduced capacity on Funitel and Tram.

St Anton

ALERT: Travel from the United States to Austria for non-essential purposes is currently prohibited. 

“We are looking forward to welc

oming you in the holiday region for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, tobogganing and relaxing winter hiking. Our main goal is to offer our guests the greatest possible safe holiday environment.” – St Anton am Arlberg

Country Guidelines: Austria

Ski Resort Guidelines: St Anton am Arlberg

Mountain Reservations: NO

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Opening weekend festivities canceled
  • Enhanced sanitary measures across mountain operations

Steamboat

“We are scheduled to open on November 21st and could not be more excited to welcome you back. We’ve been busy formalizing our plan for this year and want to keep you informed.” – Steamboat Resort

State Guidelines: Colorado

City/County Guidelines: Routt County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Steamboat Resort

Mountain Reservations: NO

Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Steamboat for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Single day or multi-day lift tickets are unavailable unless packaged with lodging or other travel components such as rentals or ski lessons. Ski.com is an authorized seller of Steamboat Ski Vacation Packages. 
  • No scenic gondola rides

Stowe

ALERT: Travelers to Vermont coming from anywhere outside New England must undergo a 14-day, mandatory quarantine. 

“We are excited to welcome back winter and are committed to doing everything we can to help keep you safe this season – so you can focus on having a great time on the mountain, weather permitting.” – Stowe Mountain Resort

State Guidelines: Vermont

Ski Resort Guidelines: Stowe

Mountain Reservations: YES

Mountain reservations will be required and Epic Pass holders will get priority access. Talk to a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge today and learn more about the reservation system for the 20-21 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Reservation system with Epic Pass priority
  • Epic Pass holders can reserve 7 “priority days” between Nov. 6 – Dec. 7. Capacity is limited. 
  • Epic Coverage offers passholders peace of mind in case of closures or unforeseen circumstances.

Sun Valley

Sun Valley La Nina, resorts with most snow la nina
Photo: Sun Valley

“We are excited for the winter season ahead, and want to keep our guests, employees and community safe. This upcoming ski season will seem familiar in many ways and quite different in others.” – Sun Valley 

State Guidelines: Idaho

City/County Guidelines: Blaine County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Sun Valley

Mountain Reservations: NO

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Limited group ski instruction
  • Social distancing to be enforced throughout lodges

Taos Ski Valley

ALERT: Travelers to New Mexico who are not residents must undergo a 14-day, self quarantine. 

“We’re pleased to announce our opening day is planned for November 26, and we have a thoughtful, socially responsible approach that gives you crowd-free access to our legendary terrain, while still ensuring your health and well-being is our top priority.” – Taos Ski Valley

State Guidelines: New Mexico

City/County Guidelines: Taos County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Taos Ski Valley

Mountain Reservations: NO

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Advance lift tickets only. Tickets go on sale Oct. 27.
  • 25% of normal, uphill capacity.

Telluride

“We are committed to the safety of our employees, our guests and our community this winter, and will be following all San Miguel County and Colorado State guidelines.” – Telluride Ski Resort

State Guidelines: Colorado

City/County Guidelines: San Miguel County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Telluride Ski Resort

Mountain Reservations: NO

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Advance lift tickets only.
  • Group ski lessons only for children

Vail

Vail COVID 19 policy and reservations
Photo: Vail Ski Resort

“Safety has always been one of our core values and we invite you to learn more below about the new procedures and protocols being implemented with your safety, our employees’ safety, and the safety of our communities in mind.” – Vail Mountain

State Guidelines: Colorado

City/County Guidelines: Eagle County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Vail Mountain

Mountain Reservations: YES

Mountain reservations will be required and Epic Pass holders will get priority access. Talk to a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge today and learn more about the reservation system for the 20-21 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Reservation system with Epic Pass priority
  • Epic Pass holders can reserve 7 “priority days” between Nov. 6 – Dec. 7. Capacity is limited. 
  • Epic Coverage offers passholders peace of mind in case of closures or unforeseen circumstances.

Whistler Blackcomb

ALERT: Travel from the United States to Canada for non-essential purposes is currently prohibited. 

“We’ve re-imagined the mountain experience to help keep you safe this season. Plus, our pass and card holders get priority access with our new reservation system.” – Whistler Blackcomb

Country Guidelines: Canada

Province Guidelines: British Columbia

Ski Resort Guidelines: Whistler Blackcomb

Mountain Reservations: YES

Mountain reservations will be required and Epic Pass holders will get priority access. Talk to a Ski.com Epic Pass Concierge today and learn more about the reservation system for the 20-21 season.

Parking Reservations: TBD

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Reservation system with Epic Pass priority
  • Epic Pass holders can reserve 7 “priority days” between Nov. 6 – Dec. 7. Capacity is limited. 
  • Epic Coverage offers passholders peace of mind in case of closures or unforeseen circumstances.

Whitefish

“We have adopted heightened standards for safety and sanitation across the resort and lodging properties. These practices, along with many other safety measures, are in place for the safety of all Whitefish Mountain Resort employees and guests.” – Whitefish

State Guidelines: Montana

City/County Guidelines: Flathead County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Whitefish Mountain Resort

Mountain Reservations: NO

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: “Masks are required when in a lift line, indoors at a restaurant or lodge, and when riding the shuttle or S.N.O.W. Bus. If you have a medical exemption from wearing a mask, you must wear a face shield. If you are exempt from both face coverings for medical reasons, please email exemptions@skiwhitefish.com for a review process. We respect that you may have medical exemptions, but as you may present an additional risk towards other guests and employees we need to review your case.”

Notable Changes: 

  • No reservations but advance booking encouraged

Winter Park

“It took a determined group of trailblazers and pioneers to establish Colorado’s original ski community more than 80 years ago. That same determination has helped us navigate the unexpected.” – Winter Park Resort

State Guidelines: Colorado

City/County Guidelines: Grand County

Ski Resort Guidelines: Winter Park Resort

Mountain Reservations: NO

Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Winter Park for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy: Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Advance lift tickets on hold. To go on sale November 1.
  • No tail gating or gathering with others outside your household.

Zermatt

Alps COVID 19 ski resort restrictions Zermatt
Photo: Zermatt Tourism

ALERT: Travel from the United States to Switzerland for non-essential purposes is currently prohibited. 

“Zermatt Bergbahnen has adapted its operations to comply with these regulations and measures, as well as appealing to users’ sense of individual and collective responsibility to respect the protective measures for public transport and to comply with the Department of Health’s hygiene rules.” – Zermatt Matterhorn

Country Guidelines: Switzerland

Ski Resort Guidelines: Zermatt Matterhorn

Mountain Reservations: NO

Talk to a Ski.com Ikon Pass Concierge today and learn more about securing travel to Zermatt for the 2021 season.

Parking Reservations: NO

Mask Policy:  Masks required at all times in public places including but not limited to: lift lines, offload areas, restaurants, bathrooms, and base areas.

Notable Changes: 

  • Reduced capacity on all gondolas, trams, and funitels.
  • Advance lift tickets only.

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