YOUR GUIDE TO THE 2020-21 SEASON
Ski Cooper plans to open for the 2020-21 season on Wednesday December 9th, conditions permitting. Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, and in keeping with both local and state requirements, we have made some changes to our facilities and operations for the 2020-2021 ski season. Our goal is to provide the same great skiing and snowboarding experience that we have become accustomed to over the years, while adhering to mandated requirements. We ask that you please help us keep our doors open and the Cooper lifts spinning by understanding and complying with these changes. “Please Don’t Be The Reason That We All Lose Our Season!”
What you can expect at Cooper
- Access passes, both season and single day will be sold only on our website and through our call center. No access passes will be sold onsite or at other former offsite locations. You may pick up your pre-purchased access pass at our new will-call window, if you don’t already have a Cooper Key Card. Furthermore, the number of single day access passes available each day will be limited, in order to manage the number of guests at the area each day. Passes may be purchased online or by phone up to ten days before the date of your visit. Tickets purchased prior to 48 hours before the date of your visit will be significantly discounted.
- All Employees and Guests are required to wear a face covering when indoors, in the base area, in the lift lines, on lifts, and on the slopes when unable to maintain six-foot distancing, which is not normally the case when skiing. Face coverings are required when you are in these parts of our operation without exception. If a Guest is unable or unwilling to wear a face covering in these circumstances, the Guest will be denied access in order to limit the risk of COVID-19 exposure to other Guests and Employees.
- The lanes in the lift mazes will be configured to accommodate physical distancing. Groups traveling together may ride Chairlifts or the T-Bar together; singles should ride alone.
- The indoor spaces of each building will be reconfigured to maintain required distances by spacing out seating, using physical distancing signage and markers on the floors, and managing one-way flows where deemed appropriate.
- We will also provide additional outdoor areas for extra seating when and where possible.
- Plexiglass will be used at transaction centers.
- Personal items may not be brought into, nor stored in Cooper’s facilities. This includes coolers, sack lunches or outside food/drink, backpacks, travel bags or cases, extra clothing, shoes, etc. If you are unable to keep items “on your person” while skiing or riding, the item(s) must remain in your vehicle – no exceptions. This means you must “boot-up” at your vehicle and be prepared to go directly to the slopes.
- Reserving tables, as well as sitting at tables or standing in other areas for long periods of time is prohibited.
- Enhanced sanitation procedures have been adopted, per CDC guidelines for high-touch surfaces such as restrooms, door handles, countertops, tables, chairs, benches, rails, kiosks and touch screens.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the area.
- We have added new Food and Beverage outlets providing both indoor and outdoor seating.
What Cooper expects from You
- Stay home if you are sick or have been in proximity to a person who is COVID positive.
- Wear your face covering when indoors, in the base area, in the lift lines, and outdoors when unable to properly maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others. Face coverings are required in these parts of our operation without exception. If you are unable or unwilling to wear a face covering in these circumstances, you will be denied access in order to limit the risk of COVID-19 exposure to other Guests and Employees. If you cannot or will not meet this requirement, please refrain from visiting Cooper this season. *Note: Children 10 & under are not required to wear masks.
- Please practice social distancing by standing at least 6 feet apart from individuals not traveling in your party.
- Ski/Ride on weekdays, if possible, and avoid high volume weekends and holidays.
- Wash or sanitize your hands often when onsite and especially indoors.
- Do not move the tables in the seating areas or crowd the walkways.
- Leave your personal items in your vehicle, at home, or in your hotel – you will not be permitted to bring them into the area. This includes coolers, storage bins, backpacks, bags, lunches, strollers, shoes, extra clothing, etc.
- Dress appropriately before you arrive or at your vehicle. Boot-up at your vehicle instead of leaving your shoes in the lodge.
- If you bring your own food/drink, you must leave it in your vehicle and return to your vehicle to consume it.
- Tailgating with people not in your party (group you arrived with) and/or congregating in the parking lot is prohibited this year.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By visiting Ski Cooper, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Please note: there are no recognized ADA exemptions that allow public or guests from opting out of wearing masks or face coverings at businesses or places of public accommodation.
- U.S.D.O.J. 28 CFR 26.301 – Businesses and Places of Public Accommodations may impose “legitimate safety requirements that are necessary for safe operation” if there is a “direct threat to the safety of others”
These policies are subject to change without notice at any time as circumstances dictate, and as local, state, and federal guidelines and restrictions change.