PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4) – If you’re planning on heading to Park City Mountain Resort to ski, you’ll need your COVID-19 vaccine. Vail Resorts, which oversees the Park City resort, has unveiled its COVID-19 requirements ahead of the winter season.
This season, Vail Resorts says it is focusing its COVID-19 security protocols on interior spaces.
As for indoor environments in Park City and other resorts in Vail, face coverings will be required. This includes restaurants, lodging properties, washrooms, and retail and rental locations. Masks will not be required outdoors, in ski lifts, or on chairlifts or gondolas, unless required by local public health authorities.
If you wish to eat at Park City Mountain Resort or any other Vail resort, you will still need to make a reservation using the Time to Dine reservation service. While this remains the same as last year, Vail says they expect more seating and dining capacity this season. Reservations should open a day before rather than the same day as was the case last season.
For those looking to dine at resorts, whether in indoor quick-service restaurants or on the mountain, Vail requires guests 12 and older to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Details on the verification process will be released ahead of the season.
“Consistent with many other large-scale indoor activities and sites, we believe the vaccine requirement is important for the protection of our guests and employees, given the number of people using these facilities and the fact that guests will not wear face coverings while eating and drinking. This is currently the only part of our experience that will require proof of vaccination, unless required by local public health, ”officials said.
Employees will also need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees at the resort are required to undergo daily health checkups, wear masks indoors, wash their hands regularly and stay home if they are not feeling well, according to Vail Resorts.
At Park City Mountain and all other Vail resorts, transactions will be cashless unless otherwise required by law. It is effective in hotels, restaurants, ski and hiking schools and all other outlets. Improved cleaning and disinfection stays in place. Unlike last year, the ski lifts and gondolas will charge at normal capacity. A reservation system in the mountains will not be in effect.
This is not the first site in Utah to require proof of vaccination. The Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, most colleges and universities, and the State Room in Salt Lake City are among those that require clients and guests to get vaccinated before entering.