COVID 19 impact on skiing

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Harvey Harvey
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https://skiing.substack.com/p/whiteface-gore-belleayres-ny-ski3
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Darkside Shaman Darkside Shaman
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I find it very interesting that ORDA is NOT advertising any of this. No emails, no social media, no mention of the 2 new chairs at Gore, and WF gondola upgrades.
Gotta go to know
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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I’ve already purchased our passes for out here but if It becomes required to make reservations and such I’ll probably opt for the desert mountain biking option.

A reservations only system would be too much of a hassle to go imho. I love skiing but not that much. I can’t imagine making that worth the effort for the urban day ticket purchasing skier that drives several hours to get to their destination.
marznc marznc
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raisingarizona wrote
I’ve already purchased our passes for out here but if It becomes required to make reservations and such I’ll probably opt for the desert mountain biking option.

A reservations only system would be too much of a hassle to go imho. I love skiing but not that much. I can’t imagine making that worth the effort for the urban day ticket purchasing skier that drives several hours to get to their destination.
Really depends on how reservations are handled.  The early experiments in the spring in the U.S. only allowed buying a day ticket about 24 hours in advance.  What's being done in Australia allows people to buy weeks in advance multi-day tickets.  So a family can plan for a ski vacation that lasts more or less a week.

Now that Perisher has a lot more lifts running and mid-season snow coverage, Epic passholders don't need a reservation Mon-Fri.  Both Perisher and Thredbo continue to release more day tickets/reservations as more acreage opens up.  Essentially everyone who skis at resorts in Australia has to drive 4-6 hours.  There are very few people who live close enough for day trips.
Milo Maltbie Milo Maltbie
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I bought my Gore pass early this year before I thought much about coronavirus. I'm glad I'll have a chance to put it off a year even if I use it in November.

The website says that if I trade my pass for a credit I'll get a "snow guarantee card" but it doesn't say what that is. Does anyone know?

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Its a orda gift card.  
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Sounds like a big pia.

I don’t mind taking a winter off really but my 13 yr. old daughter is going to want to go.
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New Zealand could provide insight as to what might happen in New England.  With fewer people willing to fly for a ski vacation, the regional ski areas/resorts might not have too much trouble running at whatever capacity is deemed appropriate.  Might apply to the mid-Atlantic, southeast and midwest that have large populations within driving distance for 2-5 day ski trips.

New Zealand has cut off travel with the rest of the world.  Except for a few exceptions.  Such as the people needed to complete the installation of a new ski lift.  The employer must pay for a 14-day quarantine before overseas employees can begin work on site.

July 16, New Zealand Herald
Skiers in record numbers at Queenstown resorts, but overall visitors down
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=12348614
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Hasn’t New Zealand had like zero cases?
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raisingarizona wrote
Hasn’t New Zealand had like zero cases?
Not quite.  NZ shut down hard early on.  By eliminating outside sources and doing plenty of testing, doing good contact tracing for the detected cases was possible.  So no major outbreaks in the community slipped through.  As of July 16 there were 1200-1500 total cases, with 22 deaths.  The range for cases depends on whether "probable" cases are included.

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-current-situation/covid-19-current-cases

Iceland is another island nation that has good control but only about 400,000 population.  The numbers for Hawaii are comparable to New Zealand.  But Hawaii has only about 1.5 million people, while New Zealand has around 5 million.

Obviously New England is in a different situation from island regions when it comes to the potential for continuing spread of COVID-19 in the fall and winter since people can and will drive from points south during ski season, assuming ski areas/resorts are open.
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