Alterra close 15 North American resorts in coronavirus pandemic

Mammoth Mountain. Image supplied.

Alterra Mountain Company have released a statement from their CEO today announcing the closure of their 15 North American Resorts from March 15 until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All lift operations, food and beverage, retail and rental services will be closed at Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia.

CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures will continue to operate through until Tuesday, March 17.

“Each resort will work directly with guests in canceling their visit and will provide refunds to those who have hotel and other bookings during this closure period. We anticipate heavy call volume over the next several days and appreciate guests’ patience as we work hard to respond to all inquiries” said CEO Rusty Gregory today. 

“I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this short notice will undoubtedly create. We look forward to welcoming you back to the mountains as circumstances improve.”

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