Alta and Snowbird in Utah close due to coronavirus pandemic

Snowbird, Utah.

Alta and Snowbird announce different closures, following the mass shutdown of ski resorts in the USA including all Vail Resorts in North America, all Alterra Mountain Company resorts in North America and all ski resorts in Colorado.

Snowbird announced this evening (local time) they would be closing from March 15 to March 22 to “reassess our approach for the rest of the season.” This mirrors Vail Resorts decision earlier today to do the same.

“We are suspending all on-mountain operations starting tomorrow, Sunday, March 15, through March 22. We will continue to monitor the dynamic COVID-19 situation and reassess our approach for the rest of the season” announced Snowbird in their statement. 

“The suspension will include all lift operations, on-mountain food and beverage and rental services. Snowbird lodging and village restaurant facilities will remain open to serve the guests who are on site.”

Alta, however, have announced a suspension of their operations “until further notice.”

Park City and Deer Valley had already announced closures. Powder Mountain and Snowbasin remain open for spring skiing in Utah.


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