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Mount Sunapee, Okemo, Stowe operator to require indoor masking for skiers

  • Jesse Yates, of Sunapee, middle, Mikey Rousseau, of Manchester, right, and Steven Laustsen, of Newbury, back left, hang out in the rail park on Mount Sunapee in Newbury, N.H., on the mountain's fourth day open this season, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to Valley News file photograph — James M. Patterson

Published: 9/23/2021 4:52:37 PM
Modified: 9/23/2021 10:02:46 PM

STOWE, Vt. — The company that manages Mount Sunapee Resort and owns Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort and Stowe Mountain Resort will require that skiers be masked when indoors at its 34 resorts around the country in the upcoming ski season.

In an email to season pass holders this week, Vail Resorts announced that people ages 12 and over will be required to show proof of vaccination when eating at restaurants at the resorts. All Vail Resorts employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

But unlike last year, skiers and riders will not have to make reservations ahead of time, and lifts and gondolas will operate at normal capacity.

“We are fortunate that the core of our experience takes place outdoors in vast mountain settings,” Rob Katz, Vail chairman and chief executive officer, said in a news release. “However, as we welcome guests from around the world to the indoor experience at our resorts, we feel it’s important to do our part to combat the spread of COVID-19.”

In addition to Stowe and Okemo, in Vermont, Vail owns Mount Snow in West Dover.

Vail owns or operates four ski areas in New Hampshire, Attitash Mountain in Bartlett, Crotched Mountain in Bennington, Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury and Wildcat Mountain in Gorham.

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