Many of the major ski resorts in the United States and Canada have followed the lead of the cruise industry within 24 hours. They have suspended all the operations to prevent potential spreading of the COVID-19.
Locations such as the Vial Resort-owned Mount Snow in Vermont were remaining open for business by assuring guests that they were monitoring the rapidly evolving impacts of COVID-19 by all the angles.
On the morning of March 14 in a statement to CNN, Montana-based Big Sky Resort Stated that they would be in the wake of the coronavirus spreading in the United States as the resort was providing fun outdoor with the safest facilities and environment possible.
Many ski resorts began to change their stance as popular European ski resorts in the Swiss Alps suspended their operation within few hours. Major spring events would be cancelled as this was announced by Big Sky Resort later. Later on, after several hours, all the activities would be suspended after March 15, as published by big Sky Resort.
The owner of 15 North American ski resorts and Vail Resorts, Alterra Mountain Company, has closed its operations. Other resorts including Deer Valley and Copper Mountain began to follow suit. Vail Resorts will provide an update on March 20 on the status of the rest of the season and will close through March 22.
It varies from the location to close the resorts, while most of the European resorts are planning to settle for the season, and many North American sites are hopeful that the slopes reopen before the end of the season. Mid-March through May or June considered as the prime-time of the year for ski or snowboard.
Nearly all the Ikon Pass destinations closed throughout the season, and Whistler Blackcomb plans to cancel it for a week. The suspension length typically varies from resort to resort.