Whitewater Ski Resort in Canada closes in coronavirus pandemic

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Canada’s Whitewater Ski Resort in British Columbia has announced they will be closing for the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This comes after SilverStar Mountain Resort announced they would be closing for at least a week and Vail Resorts announced the same for Whistler

Whitewater released the following statement.

The health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority and with the growing concerns surrounding COVID-19 we have decided to cease operations at Whitewater Ski Resort for the remainder of the season. 

This has not been an easy decision to make as we strongly believe that disconnecting from technology, exercising outdoors, and enjoying the incredible Kootenay mountain air helps people live healthy lives. 

Over the past week, we have tirelessly monitored the situation and implemented various measures to help ensure guest safety; however, this community means a lot to us, and at this time we believe we have a social responsibility to close the resort. 

We are continuing to encourage everyone to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle while doing their part to reduce the impacts of COVID 19.

Please be patient with our guest services team as we are anticipating heavy call volumes over the next few days. 

If you feel the need to call us tomorrow please try us after 1 pm as our staff will appreciate the morning to deal with important issues arising out of this decision. Thank you for your understanding. 

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