Are you planning a ski getaway to Aspen this year? With all the events of 2020, we understand this can seem a bit daunting. How can you know what to expect at the resorts or in town? Do you need to wear a mask? You can now breathe a sigh of relief because we combined all the latest updates in this blog. Read on to discover what the 2020-2021 Aspen ski season looks like and plan your annual getaway stress-free with Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals!
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What Does the 2020-2021 Aspen Ski Season Look Like?
Face Masks Are Required Until May 1, 2021
The state of Colorado takes COVID-19 very seriously and has always strived to protect both locals and visitors by mandating the use of masks. As a result, face masks will be required downtown during your ski getaway this winter and until May 1, 2021. The order takes place in a mandatory zone that spreads from the Roaring Fork River all the way down to Aspen Mountain and is bordered by Aspen Street and South Original Street.
What about the impact of COVID-19 on skiing and snowboarding? Mountain resorts in Aspen have also put several measures in place to protect vacationers from spreading the virus. New passes are already available and offer a lot of flexibility in addition to limiting access to the mountain to monitor the capacity in one of the busiest seasons. “Our passes and pricing this season are designed to spread people out and enable capacity controls should the pandemic require them. The product selection will allow our guests to choose the product that works best for them and to contribute to keeping the season going through April,” says Mike Kaplan, president and CEO of Aspen Skiing Company.
Social Distancing on the Slopes
All these measures are here to ensure the skiing season in Aspen is as long and fun as possible. If you were worried you wouldn’t be able to get out on the slopes this year, you can relax! Here are the operating dates for the 2020-2021 season:
- Snowmass and Aspen Mountain: November 26, 2020 – April 18, 2021
- Aspen Highlands: December 12, 2020 – April 4, 2021
- Buttermilk: December 18, 2020 – April 4, 2021
In addition to special COVID-19 passes this year, Colorado ski areas are also required to ensure safe distancing in lines and on lift chairs, which may result in longer waiting times. You can expect to see more ghost lanes being implemented as well as proper signing. Of course, face–covering will also be mandatory on the slopes, which might keep you even warmer!
Pitkin County has improved to yellow-level restrictions. Yellow-Level restrictions include:
- Personal gathering sizes limited to 10 people from no more than two households
- Restaurants and retail limited to 50% capacity. Restaurants close at 11:00 PM.
- Bars closed
- Indoor and Outdoor events limited to 50% capacity
- And more
For more information, get the latest updates right here.
Book Your Ski Getaway with Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals
Now that you’re equipped with all the information you need to plan your Aspen ski getaway this season, it’s time to make it a reality. One of the most important aspects of your vacation is choosing the right place to stay. Luckily for you, Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals offers the best properties in the area! Whether you are traveling with your better half or a large family, choose from our variety of downtown condos or mountain homes. Did we mention our high-end concierge services that will make your stay even more blissful?