Beaver Mountain Winter Operational Plan
Dear Beaver Mountain guests,
We know there has been much speculation about what things are going to look like at Beaver Mountain this winter. We would like to publish the plan as we know it at this time. We’re sure everyone understands this is all subject to change and we are prepared to pivot depending on any changes to guidelines during the pandemic. We cherish our position in the community and our relationship with our guests. The ultimate goal is to keep everyone safe and protect our ski and snowboard season. We would like to ensure that you get to enjoy YOUR mountain.
Lifts and Lift lines
At this time we are not anticipating limiting the number of guests on the mountain. We are requiring face coverings in the lift lines or anytime you’re inside. Face coverings while at the mountain are not new to us right? If you are unable to comply with this request you probably shouldn’t come to the mountain. We will be providing some additional lateral space in the mazes at the bottom of our lifts to ensure proper distancing. There will be no singles line this year. We will accommodate single riders who wish to ride alone. We are encouraging people to ride the chairlifts with whom they are comfortable with. With this in mind, we will see a reduction in lift capacity.
Lodge access and food
Unlike some ski areas, the plan is to keep our lodge open this winter. However we are going to need all your help to pull it off. The lodge guest capacity will be substantially less this season. Face coverings will be required in all indoor spaces. You obviously won’t need to wear them while eating. The Beaver Mountain Cafe will have some grab and go options and possibly some outdoor walk up dining options. To accommodate as many people as possible, we are asking guests to limit their lodge time to 30 minutes. We will also be utilizing a food truck or two at the Yurt and in the parking lot. We will be limiting the “open” entrances to the lodge as well. The basement of the lodge will be open as well but there will be no traffic up or down the indoor stairs between floors. Access to the restrooms and seasonal lockers in the basement will be available within the capacity limits allowed in those spaces. There will be no sack lunches allowed in the lodge this season.
The Beaver Mountain Ski Shop will be offering walk up rentals this season. Again the capacity in the shop will be significantly reduced so keep that in mind. We are planning on using a tent in the parking lot to serve as the “Rental desk”. Guests will fill our their paperwork in the tent and wait for their turn to enter the shop and get their rental gear. We are also planning on renting gear out of our new Logan location when the construction is completed.
We have had to make some changes to the Snowsports programs that we offer. We are limiting the number of participants in group lessons to 6. This would include Mountain Adventure, Learn-to-Turn, Wild Women and Night Parties. Because we cannot ask adult guests in the lift line to assist younger children we are requiring children to be at least six years old to be in a group lesson. If parents do not feel confident in their child’s ability to ride the lift unassisted, they should choose a private lesson. The Rug Rat’s program will not be offered this year but we will accept children 4-5 years old in private and semi-private lessons.
We will be selling day passes at the mountain. Only one guest will be allowed in the Ticket Office at a time. That will also be the case for the Snowsports window in the Ticket Office. Face coverings are required inside.
We are implementing a serious sanitizing program in all of our indoor spaces. This will include rental equipment. Beaver Mountain will continue to follow state and local guidelines dealing with the pandemic. We are also utilizing the National Ski Area Association’s Pandemic Playbook for guidance to keep employees and guests safe. We are encouraging everyone to treat their car like the lodge for this season. Get dressed, store your personal item and possibly eat in your vehicle. Our priority after everyone’s health and well being is the ability to enjoy Beaver Mountain this winter. Please help us in achieving this goal. We understand some of these changes are not ideal but necessary.
Now let it snow!
Beaver Mountain Management