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20-21 Ski Season

Postby jbotti » Mon May 11, 2020 3:01 pm

A lot can and will change between now and then, but this is an ominous sign for the coming ski season.

https://www.parkrecord.com/news/summit- ... rd-roundup
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Re: 20-21 Ski Season

Postby ErikCO » Mon May 11, 2020 7:55 pm

I have got to say, I think they will eventually have to change this. If nothing else, when the Vail corporate (and other corporation) profits are seriously challenged, I think we will see locations come under a lot of pressure to change their policies. So far, it has mainly been small businesses and individual workers who have seen the economic side of current policies. Once the big businesses start talking about cutting profits for their high-payed executives, there will probably be a major change in lobbying. I also think we will see changing policies as data emerges from other states (and countries, I'm thinking mainly Sweden) that are in the process of more quickly re-opening. No matter what one thinks personally about those changes (or what the public health officials say about them), I very much hope that they do not experience a resurgence in deaths.

On a related note, and trying very very hard not to touch on politics as I see way to much of them these days, I tend to think that any public official who is making definitive statements about this disease and restrictions that may be needed 6-8 months from now is being short sighted. The information we have about the virus is evolving so rapidly that no one can make solid predictions about what things will be like in 1-2 months, let along in 8. And, while I do hope we find a vaccine for the virus soon, I would not want to place bets on one being available by early 2021.

In good news, though, it looks like the number of hospitalizations here in Colorado for the virus, along with the death toll, have been rapidly decreasing over the last week. Lets hope, and pray, that this continues so we can at least enjoy the summer in the mountains, no matter what the winter may hold.
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Re: 20-21 Ski Season

Postby jbotti » Wed May 13, 2020 8:59 am

Well here is some good news. Not sure if it's the right decision but...

https://www.opb.org/news/article/ski-ti ... you_missed
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Re: 20-21 Ski Season

Postby ErikCO » Wed May 13, 2020 2:26 pm

That's a little surprising. Part of the reason I don't expect Colorado ski resorts to re-open is that, at this point, they will be asking for severe over-crowding. If they were allowed to re-open, there just wouldn't be many to spread crowds out. I would think Arapaho, part of Breck, and possibly part of Winter Park might open. Given the number of people likely to show up, I can totally understand public health officials wanting to keep them closed (and other than possibly showing up for an early morning skin and one run down, I can't imagine myself wanting to deal with the likely crowds!). I would think Mt Hood would have a similar problem with crowding, being so close to Portland.

If there were going to be ski areas that could open relatively safely without too much crowding, it would be the small ones a long way from population centers (I'm thinking Wolf Creek, Teluride, Silverton), but they are all way past their normal closing dates, so I don't see it happening.

I'm just a little upset that they are delaying opening Independence Pass. I was hoping to get a weekend or two of good backcountry runs fairly close to a road in that area.
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