Crested Butte Visitors Corona Virus What to Know
Crested Butte Visitors Corona Virus What to Know – these are strange times indeed… The ski area is still opened as of now (and the stores are out of toilet paper – really I don’t get this)!
In general it appears like everywhere large gatherings of people have been restricted. In Crested Butte all events and festivals and races are cancelled for the remainder of the ski season (Soul Train, The Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, not sure about Al Johnson…). See below info about the ski area, Nordic Center, local businesses, and sources for information.
The good news – it appears less visitors will be here and we just got 4″ of fresh powder. Get outside and enjoy the fresh air…
Local Crested Butte Businesses React
The majority of Crested Butte business owners are mom and pop type small businesses and appreciate your business. Many are adapting with take-out food, delivery of food, and other options. There are some businesses that have closed or restaurants that have restricted food service (Elk Avenue Prim is close for the remainder of the ski season, The Club at Crested Butte Slopeside Club – has no food or bar service in the lounge for the remainder of the ski season. Any on mountain restaurants operated by CBMR will have limited pre-packaged food options available, but we will not be serving hot food.
From Michael Marchitelli at The Gourmet Noodle: “The noodle will be only allowed 40 customers in the restaurant at a time and if your 60+ years old you are not allowed to eat in public places… I am so sorry for this… we will do our best to accommodate all we are allowed”
The Crested Butte Ski Resort – A message from Vail Resorts
The following information from email sent from Vail last night 11:05pm
“As a global operator of 37 ski resorts, Vail Resorts continues to monitor the rapidly evolving impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) from all angles. Unwaveringly and without question, our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our guests and employees. We are fortunate to have strong partnerships with the communities where we operate and we are closely monitoring the statements and following the guidance and recommendations from local, state/provincial and federal health agencies on COVID-19.
All of our North American resorts are open as scheduled, and operating according to the most updated guidance and precautions from health officials.
Over the course of the weekend, we will begin to deploy specific actions to encourage social distancing and to slow the spread of COVID-19. Actions include:
We are reducing operations at our on-mountain, quick-serve dining facilities to avoid crowding. We will have limited pre-packaged food options available, but we will not be serving hot food. Please plan accordingly.
We will ask guests to ride on chairlifts and gondolas with their parties only. We ask for our guests’ patience while we implement this new protocol.
We will post signage with social distancing reminders and our employees will be on site to help encourage safe protocols.
We are aware that there are event restrictions in place across many states, provinces and counties where we operate. We are – and will continue to – follow all official guidance and cancel or postpone events as directed. Updates will be posted on resort and event websites.
We will continue following the most updated guidance and precautions from health officials, with attention to the cleanliness and the environment of our facilities.
We continue to ask our guests and employees to follow public health officials’ guidance of frequent handwashing and to stay home if they are feeling ill. Health officials advise that people at higher risk of severe illness, including those who are 60 years or older, should stay home and away from larger groups of people as much as possible.
We are in constant contact with health officials and will continue to follow their updated guidance as provided. This means there could be additional precautions taken that could impact our operations at any time.
Again, the health and wellbeing of our guests, employees and the communities where we live, work and play is of utmost importance. We thank everyone for their understanding during this unprecedented time.
We also understand that many guests are concerned about traveling during this evolving situation and we encourage guests to refer to our standard cancellation policies posted online. Guests with reservations at Vail Resorts owned and operated lodging properties – who are due to arrive prior to April 30 – can apply the dollar amount of their deposit to a future stay at the same property for up to 365 days from the date of arrival. Additionally, guests with reservations at these properties can rebook the same dates at another resort, based on availability and at the applicable rate. Cancellation and date change policies through third party lodging and booking partners will vary by property. Guests should reach out to their reserved lodging property or reserved booking source if they need to discuss changes.”
Crested Butte Nordic Center
- All programs are cancelled. This includes yurt dinners, the Backcountry Bistro, lessons, and Masters Programs.
- We are keeping the front desk open for now. We are increasing the frequency and rigor of our cleaning procedures. We will also be a little more distant from you than normally; don’t take it personally! Keeping 6 feet away from each other seems to be the magic number.
- Trails will remain groomed. All rules and regulations still apply.
- Please practice good public health measures. Please do not come into the Nordic Center if you or a family member are feeling sick. Practice “social distancing” at the Nordic Center and space 3-6 feet apart in lines and on benches. We have hand sanitizer at the front desk and hand soap in the restrooms.
Crested Butte Visitors Corona Virus What to Know
Information Regarding Corona Virus COVID-19 – Crested Butte / Gunnison Valley Information Sources
If you have any symptoms, please stay home and do not venture into public spaces, Gunnison
Valley Health, your primary care physician, or the screening site. Instead we ask that you call
the Call Center, open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. They will question
callers to determine next steps. Before going to your doctor or the emergency room please
call the Call Center at (970) 641-7660.
Final Thoughts and How Can I Help?
Stay safe out there. I hope this article Crested Butte Visitors Corona Virus What to Know has been informative. Contact me to help you if you have questions.
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