Hello to all of our Bluewood family,
In an effort to provide full disclosure and transparency, I wanted to take a moment and fill you in on some of our current thoughts surrounding the COVID-19 environment at Bluewood.
Over the summer we have been busy planning and working on several scenarios for the upcoming winter. Changes are in the works for how we will be able to provide the best experience for you, our Guests, both on the slopes and in the base area this winter with the number one concern being the health and well-being of you and our incredible staff. Stay tuned for exciting updates on the area as winter gets closer.
One thing we have already committed to is a new Point of Sale system, which will allow more capability to reserve and pay for tickets, rentals and lessons online. This will be handled through a new website launching in early November, featuring easier navigation and more robust mobile capabilities.
At this point in time, we remain optimistic about the upcoming winter season. Our goal for the winter season is to operate our normal schedule with no disruption, but it will take a community effort to keep us going. We are anticipating several significant changes in the way we operate, including mandatory face coverings in all of our indoor spaces.
Because of our limited indoor capacity and the need for social distancing, we also anticipate changes in how we utilize the Lodge area, which may include limits on day of ticket sales, number of Guests allowed in the Lodge at any given time and social distancing standards on our chair lifts and queuing lines. At this point, I don’t expect any limits on season passholder visits (or any mid-week visits), and we are confident we can accommodate our passholders safely on the mountain.
We will continue to keep everyone updated as things progress. We know there are many areas of our operation that may require changes to accommodate for the health and safety precautions needed to stay open—rentals, retail, food & beverage, lessons, lockers, bathrooms… the list goes on. We will continue to share with you as we develop plans that cover these and other areas.
In response to questions and concerns for those who have already purchased (or still plan to purchase) a season pass, you will have until Dec. 15, 2020, to roll your pass purchase over to the 2021/22 season at no charge if you decide that you are not comfortable skiing/riding during the 2020/21 season for any reason.
We genuinely care about the health and safety of our Bluewood family and the Community. Our commitment to safety continues as we learn to navigate our business operations during a pandemic. As a business leader we are prepared for and willing to respond to the recommendations of federal, state and local public health authorities.
As I mentioned in the beginning, our goal is to provide the winter recreational opportunities we all know and love, but we’ll need your support and cooperation as we adapt. With that said, we are asking all of our Guests and Staff to:
SKI WELL. BE WELL.
Please commit to working with us to keep Bluewood open.
DON’T BE THE REASON WE LOSE OUR SEASON.
Thank you for being a part of the Bluewood family. We look forward to welcoming you back home to Bluewood this winter.
GM Bluewood Ski Area