Our Commitment To Safety​

We remain committed to doing everything we can to help keep you safe this season, so you can focus on having a great time on the mountain. Learn more about the steps we’re taking for the 2021-22 season below.


Thanks to continued improvement in COVID-19 cases, proof of vaccination is no longer required for guests to dine at our indoor cafeteria-style restaurants, effective Saturday, Mar. 12, 2022. Additionally, face coverings are no longer required to be worn by guests indoors or on gondolas. However, face coverings are still required on buses and shuttles based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

All of our policies are subject to change based on the evolving nature of the pandemic as well as federal, state, and local public health guidelines.

Please stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. To learn more about our safety protocols, please read on.

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Cashless Transactions

For guest and employee safety, all transactions will be cashless unless otherwise required by local law. This includes at our
hotels, restaurants, ski and ride school, and all other points of sale. For the best experience, book and pay online in advance.  

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Enhancements

Hand sanitizing stations are provided throughout the resort. We are frequently using EPA-approved products that kill the COVID-19
virus on all of our high-touch surfaces and restrooms, and we are applying enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices across
our resort, including in our gondola cabins.

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Employee Vaccinations

All of our employees have COVID-19 vaccinations for their safety and protection as well as the safety and protection of our guests
and communities.

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Daily Employee Health Screenings

All employees are required to undergo daily health screenings, regularly wash their hands, and stay home if sick or feeling sick.

Resort Opening Dates

Vail: Opened November 12

Beaver Creek: Opened November 29

Breckenridge: Opened November 12

Park City: Opened November 28

Keystone: Opened October 22

Crested Butte: Opened November 24

Heavenly: Opened December 11

Northstar: Opened December 12

Kirkwood: Opened December 11

Stevens Pass: Opened December 15

Stowe: Opened November 26

Okemo: Opened November 26

Mount Snow: Opened November 26

Hunter: Opened November 26

Attitash: Opened December 10

Wildcat: Opened December 4

Mount Sunapee: Opened December 3

Crotched MountainOpened December 26

Liberty Mountain: Opened December 29

Jack Frost: Opened December 3

Big Boulder: Opened December 17

Roundtop: Opened December 27

Whitetail: Opened December 27

Wilmot Mountain: Opened December 3

Afton Alps: Opened November 24

Mt. Brighton: Opened December 3

Alpine Valley: Opened January 14

Boston Mills: Opened January 14

Brandywine: Opened January 14

Mad River Mountain: Opened January 9

Hidden Valley: Opened January 7

Snow Creek: Opened January 7

Paoli Peaks: Opened January 13

Whistler Blackcomb: Opened November 25

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will Vail Resorts require indoor face coverings this season?
No. Face coverings are no longer required in gondolas or indoor spaces at this time, unless required by local public health or CDC designation. This includes restaurants, lodging properties, restrooms, retail and rental locations, base areas, buses and shuttles.


Are face coverings required on gondolas?
No. Face coverings are no longer required in gondolas or indoor spaces at this time, unless required by local public health or CDC designation.


Are face coverings required on buses and shuttles?
No. Face coverings are no longer required to ride buses and shuttles at this time, unless required by local public health.

Will you adjust this policy if the situation with COVID-19 changes?
All of our COVID-19 safety protocols are subject to change, however, this is our current policy.


Are you requiring your staff to be vaccinated?
Yes. Vail Resorts requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Will Vail Resorts require proof of vaccination to enter or dine at restaurants?
No. As of March 12, we do not require proof of vaccination for guests to access any area of the resort, including dining and ski and ride school.

Are you requiring your staff to be vaccinated?
Yes. Vail Resorts requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Are employees still required to do health screenings?
Yes, at all of our resorts, employees are still required to complete daily health screenings before coming onsite to work.


What if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?
Any employee who tests positive for COVID-19, will not be permitted to work, will follow applicable quarantine/isolation protocols, and will be eligible for Emergency Sick Leave as applicable.


Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present.  The resort has implemented protocols to prioritize guest health and safety, but we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit.  The risk of being exposed or becoming sick due to COVID-19 cannot be eliminated.  Every skier and rider shares the responsibility for a safe and healthy skiing experience.  It is your responsibility to read and comply with all instructions and signage posted at the resort and on the resort’s website.  Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.  Wear a face covering in designated areas and maintain at least 6 feet physical distancing from other guests when possible.  Wash and sanitize your hands frequently.