As Soon as the Snow Comes, Ski Resorts Are Ready As Soon as the Snow Comes, Ski Resorts Are Ready

New York governor Cuomo gave New York State the green light to start opening ski slopes. Since there’s no snow quite yet staying socially distanced won’t be too hard.

Emmet Raichle
(“Usually skiing is a pretty social distanced sport to begin with so the only concerns I can think of is you know being in the lodge. But you know everyone has their masks and everything.”)

Even with the pandemic there is no slow in business when it comes to batting cages and put out courses. We’re hoping that stays the same when winger comes. If you’re as eager as I am to hit the slopes you’re in luck because as soon as snow falls all places are good to go and ready to open.

Ben Hane
(“I mean some of the things are like these shields for interactions between our customers as they come in to rent equipment. We’re going to try and keep as many people outside the building as possible this year. We’re going to be having more outside windows available for people to buy tickets for skiing or snow tubing. All long with buying food to bring outside as well.”)

Don’t be distracted by the grass. Before we know it Syracuse will do its thing and we’ll be ready for a full season of skiing.

“Ellie Huffman, N-C-C News”

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Starting on Friday, November 6th, ski resorts and mountains have permission to open for the season.

Unfortunately, the weather isn’t quite in agreement yet. With snow not in the forecast for least a week, skiers will have to wait a little longer to get back on the slopes.

Along with everything else, there are COVID-19 safety precautions and restrictions put into place.

Masks must be worn at all times when you are not eating, drinking, or skiing.

There can only be 50% capacity in all indoor areas, 25% capacity on mountains during peak days, and restrictions for gondolas and ski lifts, according to Governor Cuomo’s plan.

After a summer and fall that was good for business, operational manager of Four Seasons Golf and Ski Center, Bill Hane, thinks it will be a good winter for business as well.

“I know people are eager to get out and do things,” he said.

As skiing is a pretty socially distant sport itself, and most people are pretty covered up, the fear of COVID-19 during the ski season is scarce for many, including the Syracuse ski team.

“I am not nervous about getting back on the slopes,” said ski team member Emmet Raichle.

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