Coronavirus Outbreak – Ski Resort Kills Crowded Bar, Lodge Gatherings, Festivals & Conferences. Slopes Open as Awesome Spring Riding Conditions Prevail.
Single use of enclosed Gondolas and Covered Chairlifts Optional.
VT STRONG news Killington, VT: Killington resort reports 3.13.2020.
COVID-19 AT KILLINGTON/PICO
March 13, 2020 Public Notice (12:30 p.m.)
As you are likely following the COVID-19 news we want to provide you with an update on our course of action. We are monitoring the dynamic situation and will continue to follow the advice and guidance of federal and state officials and health agencies.
We are committed to doing what we can to maintain our operations in ways that responsibly take into consideration the needs of our staff and guests. We are doing so because it is our foundational belief that it is beneficial for the soul to live and enjoy the adventure lifestyle—and this is particularly the case in times like this, when anxiety and stress are high.
There are many ways skiing and riding can be enjoyed while we simultaneously implement a number of actions to protect the health and wellbeing of our guests, employees and community. We continue to strictly reinforce our sanitation practices throughout the resort, including such things as regular and thorough cleaning in common areas, including surfaces and items that are most likely to be touched frequently, hand sanitizing stations in common areas, and more frequent and visible reminders for guests and employees to help us keep our community safe by proper and frequent handwashing and staying home if not feeling well.
The majority of our operations and services are currently available and we plan to maintain operations through the Spring. So that we may do so, we are taking a number of actions to limit potential risks. These actions include:
- We are canceling all live music, special events and conferences scheduled through at least April 4. This includes The Vermont Brewers Festival, K-1 Lodge Teardown Party and the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge.
- Closure of some of our smaller food and beverage outlets including Yurt Lunch and Dinner, Motor Room Bar, Brat Haus, Clubhouse Bar and Grill, Wobbly Barn Night Club
- Elimination of self-serve salad bar stations at the Peak Lodge and Wobbly Barn Steakhouse
- Enforcement, starting immediately, of reduced or modified occupancy limits in all base lodges and restaurants
- Removal of seats and tables from base lodges and on-mountain restaurants to increase space per occupant to encourage social distancing
- Suspension of maximum loading policies on our gondolas and the Snowdon Six pack bubble chair for added space per occupant
- Suggest that guests try to avoid base lodges during the busy lunch period, when density is highest. Bringing a brown bag lunch or grabbing food items to go and eating outside or at your vehicle will help to spread people out and meet distancing guidelines
- Closure of the Killington Grand Spa until further notice. The Grand pool and Health Club will remain open.
We understand that travel plans may need to be adjusted, so we have eased our cancellation and booking policies. Please contact us at 800-621-6867 if you need to shift your plans or if you are interested in booking for a future visit with enhanced flexibility to make changes without penalty down the road.
We take this situation seriously and we are doing everything we can to maintain our operations so that you may enjoy more great days out on the mountain, doing what you love with those you love. Please stay tuned to this page for further updates as this is an extremely dynamic situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vermont Department of Health