The recent snowstorms in Pennsylvania have helped extend the ski and snowboard season this year. Even though the capacity is still limited due to Covid-19, these resorts have still been able to open most of their slopes to the public.
- 39 Slopes are open at Camelback
- 9 Slopes are open at Spring Mountain
- 23 Slopes are open at Bear Creek
- 39 Slopes are open at Blue Mountain
Hannah Powell, a junior at Perkiomen Valley, is a ski instructor at Spring Mountain. She explained that the resort has been able to operate normally with only a few restrictions in place to keep guests safe. This includes:
- Limited capacity
- Mandatory wear of face coverings
- Distancing tables for dining
- Buying tickets online
- No games or indoor activities open in the lodge
“There is still indoor dining, but it has been socially distanced and the number of people allowed to eat has been strictly limited. Some people choose not to eat on the mountain and bring their own snacks, or stop at a fast-food restaurant on the way home.” Hannah said.
All of these resorts have a lot of business this season due to the recent snowfall and people’s boredom of staying at home. This is a popular escape as people are easily able to socially distance themselves from each other while on the chairlift and slopes.
A warning to those who do decide to go skiing and snowboarding, be sure to bring locks to lock personal equipment up when taking breaks. Unfortunately, a fifteen-year-old girl’s snowboard was recently stolen at Spring Mountain earlier this month.