From the start of the coronavirus crisis, San Bernardino County has had the least documented cases in Southern California, and in one of the first moves to open spaces to outdoor enthusiasts, Mt. Baldy is reopening the resort today for experienced skiers and snowboarders in a limited capacity.
According to its website, the all-season mountain resort is well designed to accommodate social distancing guidelines. In addition, they are implementing several policy changes that will help to ensure the safety and health of guests and staff.
Similar to how a golf course operates , Mt Baldy will check-in a maximum of four individuals at 10 minute intervals. One-day Alpine ticketed guests will have access to Lift #2 and #3 from that time until closing. In contrast to a golf course (150 acres), Mt Baldy Resort (800 acres) has more than four times the area and will be operating at less than 10 percent of occupancy under this plan. Lift tickets are $100, well above the regular price than runs in the $60 range.
Mask or face covering consistent with San Bernardino County health orders for COVID-19 must be worn at all times.
Only guests with reservations for the one-day Alpine Lift Ticket and Mt. Baldy season pass holders will be granted access within the resort boundaries. All visitors to the resort will be at greeted at their vehicle upon arrival to lot. 1 Day Alpine lift ticket reservations will be checked in no earlier than their reservation time. Early visitors must queue up in vehicles and sit tight until reservation time.
With proper identification, season pass holders, scheduled staff or certified government agency personnel will be permitted on to the property. All others will be turned away. Pack a lunch, The Counterweight Cafe & Top of the Notch Restaurant will be closed until further notice. Sporadically refreshments may be available at the bottom of Lift #3 (Thunder Mountain) as the resort continues to improve operations.
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