Like all Tahoe ski resorts, Sierra-at-Tahoe is making plans to deal with Covid-19 as the 2020-21 ski season nears.
Located off Highway 50 near South Lake Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe is making changes to keep skiers and snowboarders safe during these pandemic times. Unlike some Tahoe ski resorts, Sierra-at-Tahoe does not plan on operating under a reservation system for Season Passholders.
Sierra has adopted some operational procedures that are being updated in order to help keep its guests, employees and community safe. The resort says these decisions has been made in compliance with local, state and federal regulations, as well as Sierra’s commitment to the National Ski Area Association’s “Ski Well, Be Well” initiative.
Sierra says the list below is subject to change, and is not an exhaustive list – additional procedures and operational updates will follow as the beginning of the season grows closer.
- Face coverings will be required in all indoor spaces, the base area, when loading/unloading a lift, as well as whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved.
- Physical distancing protocols will be in place for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
- Daily staff wellness checks will be in place for guest and employee safety.
- Lodge capacity will be limited in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
- Sierra restaurants have been redesigned to emphasize grab and go options with limited seating available.
- At this time, Sierra-at-Tahoe does not plan on operating under a reservation system for Season Passholders.
- Guests will not be required to ride a chairlift with people they do not know and will be asked to self-group with members of their party.
- Regular cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas will take place.
“We know that change does not always come easy, but it is through embracing it together that we will find success,” Sierra wrote in a press release. “With months to go before the start of the season and in a dynamically shifting world, there may be modifications to this list. We will do our best to clearly communicate these updates to you as they come so you can plan your turns this winter. And no, it’s not too early to start your snow dance.”
For more information, visit www.sierraattahoe.com/covid-19.