No Reservations Needed in Lake Tahoe’s Alpine meadows and Squaw valley Ski Resort
Sierra Rec Magazine- Lake tahoe – September 14, 2020 – As Winter approaches and Lake tahoe residents and visitors anticipate an active ski season resorts have been forced to evaluate business models and covid safety measures before opening. Earlier this month vail resorts reports the requirements of reservations at the mountain and today Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows shared updates on their plans with no reservations required.
From Ron Cohen, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows intends to serve its guests without a reservation system. Pass holders will continue to have the best and most flexible access to the resort. We plan to manage general visitation by temporarily eliminating the sale of “walk up” tickets at the window, and dynamically controlling the sale of advance purchase tickets. At this time, we expect such tickets to primarily be available midweek, but we will remain flexible as we learn more throughout the season.”
“Our priorities right now are providing space for social distancing at our two mountains, and remaining flexible in the face of the inevitable changes to come throughout the season. While elements of the resort experience will be different this season, the experience of skiing and snowboarding itself remains the same. Skiing has always had at its center the incredible personal freedom one experiences while engaged in the sport, balanced against the personal responsibility of sharing the slopes with everyone else. This year more than ever, our guests will need to carry both sides of that equation with them, so that everyone can have the best possible experience within a Covid-modified environment. That feeling of freedom in the outdoors is something we are all craving now more than ever. We look forward to making that happen for our guests this coming season.”
“Every corner of our business is totally immersed in preparing for this special season. We will continue to communicate as we have more concrete information available.”
Denver, CO, September 14, 2020 – Most Ikon Pass destinations do not require reservations at
this time for lift access to the 38 North American Ikon Pass destinations for winter 20/21. While
these unprecedented times and rapidly evolving circumstances may cause plans to change
without notice, currently most Ikon Pass destinations feel confident they can elevate the guest
experience and eliminate the need for lift access reservations by addressing social distancing
concerns through other operational changes.
In order to provide priority access to Ikon Pass holders, many destinations will temporarily
regulate or eliminate a number of day ticket products in order to control resort visitation levels and
avoid overcrowding. Access at Ikon Pass destinations will vary. For more details, visit Ikon Pass.
The health and safety of all guests and employees is a top priority for all Ikon Pass destinations
and each will help minimize the risk of contagion by following all local and federal health and
safety protocols. All guests should check with each destination prior to arrival to learn about face
covering requirements, social distancing, and cleanliness and disinfection protocols and any other
requirements that might impact their visit.
Ikon Pass is committed to communicating inevitable changes to all plans as soon as possible so
Ikon Pass holders can adjust and plan accordingly. Visit ikonpass.com for more details.
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