Vax passport required for ski slope buildings, but not for skiing – Smithers Interior News
Vaccination passports will be required to enter the indoor facilities of the Hudson Bay Mountain Resort (HBMR), but not for skiing and boarding ahead on opening day this Saturday (December 4).
“Customers will be required to show full proof of vaccination (PofV) at both Whiskey Jack’s Lounge and Coyote Café,” said a press release announcing opening day expectations. “Due to the PofV requirement for indoor areas, the BackDoor Lodge will be open for washrooms only and the Warming Hut will be closed. “
The company said the safety of guests and their team members is of paramount importance in light of the ongoing pandemic and current health orders.
“We look forward to welcoming our guests back for the 2021/22 season and thank you for your understanding as we go through these difficult times,” the statement said.
Other COVID-19 protocols the ski resort will observe include: face coverings in all indoor spaces, in any queue and on the Mountain Bus; social distancing guidelines inside and out; and reduced capacity in all interior spaces, ie the pavilion, rental store and customer services.
Full safety plans are available at hudsonbaymountain.ca.
HBMR has also released details on the availability of lifts and races.
Panorama, Prairie and Skyline lifts will be open. On the Skyline Chair, limited races will be open. They are Twinkle Toes, Footloose, Ptarmigan and Chapmans.
The resort asks skiers and snowboarders to respect closed slopes.
The ski resort will only be open from Saturday to Monday from December until December 20 due to a lack of staff.
Daily opening hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday.