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Lookout Ski area partially open with COVID-19 operating procedures

Posted at 4:48 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 21:15:12-05

LOOKOUT PASS — It’s a skier and snowboarder's dream, an early snowfall that has allowed one popular ski area to open early.

Lookout Pass opened on Friday thanks to some amazing early snowfall, something that Marketing and Sales Director Matthew Sawyer isn’t out of the ordinary.

What is out of the ordinary for this season are COVID-19 procedures to keep everyone safe this winter.

Indoor eating and drinking options will be limited to quick turnarounds or service only and indoor seating will be extremely limited.

"We are reserving those tables inside for quick turns. That’s a really key point. It’s a quick turn. You want to sit there and have a coffee and a breakfast sandwich ya but you can't sit there for half an hour. Grab your coffee grab your sandwich it's all grab and go this year," Sawyer said.

Sawyer also suggests using your vehicle as your locker and table this year, something he says people have already been doing.

"We are asking people to use their vehicles as a place for both their lockers and for warming themselves up when they need it and to put their boots on. We are not allowing people inside at all," Sawyer said.

Liftlines will be staggered, and distancing procedures will be kept including the quad chair at the base.

"People that come together in their vehicles can ride the quad together that might only be two people that might be three people or if they came as a single and they don’t want to ride with anybody else they can ride the quad as a single. It’s their choice. We are not quadding people up together and forcing people to ride with people they don’t know," Sawyer added.

Sawyer says that Lookouts procedures will change as the year develops and you can check their website for all new COVID-19 procedures.

Lookout is open Friday through Sunday this weekend.