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.