Some areas are easing restrictions while others have instituted new mandates.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
With more than a month of the ski season now in the books, ski areas across New England have been able to successfully operate with significantly decreased COVID-19 restrictions. A majority of areas in now operation have mask-optional lodges and lifts.
Many ski areas have been able to relax policies in place during the 2020-21 season and are hopeful to return to normal with respect to capacities and mandates. Last year's indoor/outdoor mask mandates have given way to indoor mask recommendations at many areas. At present, the only lift mask mandate in place is Jay Peak's tramway, as Loon has eased gondola restrictions.
With controversial OSHA rules currently halted, some ski areas have avoided employee vaccine mandates for the time being, while others, such as Vail Resorts, have instituted them. In addition, Epic customers have to provide proof-of-vaccination in order to eat at its indoor walk-up food establishments; sit-down restaurants remain vaccine-optional. Magic has also recommended bringing proof of vaccination for indoor events. No other ski areas have announced customer proof-of-vaccination requirements.
The charts below were updated this week. Grey boxes represent that the ski area declined to comment or has not yet decided.