No longer updated: 12:40PM PT, 3/27/2020: As of March 26, all ski areas in the U.S. and Canada are closed.
To our customers: Please note that we are experiencing a higher than usual volume of contacts, largely due to COVID-19. We are working closely with our ski resort partners to ensure we are aligned on refund, return, and exchange policies. Thank you for your patience.
Note: This post will be continually updated as we keep up with ski area closures. For more specific information on how COVID-19 is affecting the industry, check out our post, “How Coronavirus is Impacting the Ski Industry.”
On Friday, March 13, it was announced that ski season in Switzerland is over, as resorts have closed due to coronavirus. As spring in North America approaches, a handful of resorts have shuttered, due to a variety of reasons, such as regular closure, weather, or coronavirus.
On Saturday, March 14, Vail Resorts issued a press release stating that their 37 resorts will suspend operations March 15-22, with further guidance to follow. Later in the afternoon, Alterra Mountain Company also announced the suspension of operations at its 15 North American ski resorts. Aspen Skiing Co. followed suit and suspended operations at its four mountains.
On Tuesday, March 17, The Denver Post reported that Vail Resorts would be ending ski season at most of its resort; Breckenridge, Heavenly, and Whistler Blackcomb could reopen later in the season. Aspen Times reported that Aspen Snowmass said it will not reopen Buttermilk.
Below is a continually-updated list of known North America ski area closures for the 2019-2020 season. This list indicates the first date of closure, and indicates whether the resort has closed for the season or has suspended operations.срочные займы денег онлайн
|Ski Area||State/Country||First Date Closed||Suspended or Closed|
|Alta Ski Area||UT||3/15/2020||Suspended|
|Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort||NY||3/16/2020||Suspended|
|Berkshire East Mountain Resort||MA||3/13/2020||Closed|
|Big Bear Mountain Resort||CA||3/15/2020||Suspended|
|Buttermilk Ski Resort||CO||3/15/2020||Closed|
|Camden Snow Bowl||ME||3/17/2020||Closed|
|CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures||BC||3/17/2020||Closed|
|Deer Valley Resort||UT||3/15/2020||Suspended|
|Hidden Valley Highlands||ON||3/16/2020||Closed|
|Horseshoe Resort||ON||3/22/2020||Not yet closed|
|Jack Frost Big Boulder||PA||3/15/2020||Suspended|
|Mad River Glen||VT||3/15/2020||Closed|
|Mad River Mountain||OH||3/15/2020||Suspended|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||VT||3/15/2020||Closed|
|Okemo Mountain Resort||VT||3/15/2020||Suspended|
|Park City Mountain Resort||UT||3/15/2020||Suspended|
|RED Mountain Resort||CDN||3/17/2020||Closed|
|Red River Ski Area||NM||3/16/2020||Closed|
|Rikert Nordic Center XC||VT||3/16/2020||Closed|
|Roundtop Mountain Resort||PA||3/15/2020||Suspended|
|Shawnee Mountain Ski Area||PA||3/16/2020||Closed|
|Solitude Mountain Resort||UT||3/15/2020||Suspended|
|Stowe Mountain Resort||VT||3/15/2020||Suspended|
|Sugar Bowl Resort||CA||3/14/2020||Suspended|
|Summit at Snoqualmie||WA||3/16/2020||Suspended|
|Sundown Mountain Resort||IA||3/8/2020||Closed|
|Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard Area||MI||3/8/2020||Closed|
|The Homestead (MI)||MI||3/8/2020||Closed|
|The Omni Homestead Ski Resort||VA||3/1/2020||Closed|
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Please note that we are experiencing a higher than usual volume of contacts, largely due to COVID-19. We are working closely with our ski resort partners to ensure we are aligned on refund, return, and exchange policies. Thank you for your patience.
Stay safe and healthy!
Nub’s Nob in Harbor Springs, MI is closed as of 13 March 2020
Burke and jay peak in vt also closed
Jay Peak also closed
Spirit Mountain is in Minnesota, not Oregon
Come on people. Really? Let’s ask how much early are they closing from the original dates? How was weather or lack of weather involved in the decision?
Thank you all for your additions/corrections. We have updated the post.
To Eddie Hughlander: Thanks for your comment. Upon publication, we did say that the ski areas have closed due to a variety of reasons, but to your point, we made an edit to clarify further.
Kitzbühel, Austria closed after 03-15
All resorts should be closed, come on colorado
Bousquet closes tomorrow
Black Mountain in New Hampshire closes tomorrow, a couple weeks ahead of schedule.
Aspen has closed
Note Mount Sunapee, NH and Okemo, VT are also closed along the rest of the Vail Resort properties
is the the date posted the last day the mountain is open or is it the first day it is closed?
Mt. Bachelor is closed effective immediately through 22 March. There are still expected to be two months or so of season left after that.
Hi Sarena – it’s a list of first day the ski areas are closed.
I think the smaller list would be what ISNT closed.
So far I know powder mountain is open, but only allowing the lodges to purchase beverages, pre packaged food, and restrooms. They are encouraging tailgating.
Also Snowbasin still says they are open.
Also Taos is closing 3/22 for the season
Greek Peak (NY) has not closed. They were open on Fri, Sat and still today as well.
Caberfae in Michigan closes Monday March 16.
Silver Star BC closed March 15-22
Probably should be 2 lists or annotated to indicate window of “suspended operations”.
Brighton and Snowbird – 3/15
Red river NM is closed
Homewood CA is now closed
Mt. Bachelor will suspend all resort operations from March 15 – 22, 2020. This is an unusual and dynamic situation, and because we continue to believe outdoor mountain recreation provides a meaningful escape to nature, we will take this time to reassess our approach for the rest of the season.
All hills in the Province of Quebec are closed by order of the provincial Government.
Afton Alps, MN closed for season. Part of Vail Resorts.
Good to know… and your plan to process refunds, Liftopia? Every other company in the world has sent out their Covid19 contingencies, why not you?
This is all great information, but so what? What is Liftopia doing for its customers during this time of crisis?
Hi all – To those asking how Liftopia is helping our customers, thank you for your patience. We’re working closely with our ski resort partners to make sure we can make things right for everyone, and enabling customers to use their Liftopia credit in the future. We’re experiencing a higher volume of contacts than usual, so it may take us a bit longer than usual to respond to your inquiry. We’re sorry for the inconvenience during what is undoubtedly a stressful time for all.
The Liftopia Team
2 days ago this updated included the language: “If your Liftopia order is impacted by any of these closures, rest assured that our Customer Support Team will be compensating you within 48 hours from notice of closure”. That language has disappeared now. Also, when we called 2 days ago about Tremblant closure due to Covid-19, we were told that customer service would be reaching out to us to process a refund. As of yet, we have heard nothing from Liftopia. Tremblant has already refunded us directly for the ski school booking we had for this week. Why is Liftopia not responding to do what’s right in a timely fashion and provide people with refunds for lift tickets they can’t use due to the circumstances around Covid-19?
Hi Michael – Thank you for your comment. We are looking into each customer inquiry on a case-by-case basis and working to make things right for our customers, while working closely with our ski resort partners to ensure we’re aligning with their return policies. This does include refunds, but it also includes credits for future use, or converting into anytime lift tickets.
Tremblant is offering refunds, which we confirmed when they refunded our ski school lessons, as well as providing refunds for lift tickets. Can I please have someone contact me directly from Liftopia and my provided email address?
Hi Michael – I sent your contact info to our Customer Support team so they can get to your inquiry as soon as possible. We’re experiencing a higher than usual volume of contacts, but rest assured we will get back to you and make things right.
Thank you for your patience.
Marketing @ Liftopia
Bretton Woods, NH closed:
When can we expect decisions from Liftopia on refunds/credits for tickets that were purchased and unable to be used? I have contacted our planned destination (Winter Park) and they disclaimed any input into the Liftopia refund/exchange decisions.
Hi Charles – Thank you so much for your patience. Our Customer Support team is working closely with our ski area partners to ensure we’re aligned on our refund/credit policies. I checked in with the team on your request, and we expect to have a resolution in a few business days.
We’re experiencing a higher-than-average volume of Customer Support inquiries, and we’re sorry for the delay. In the meantime, we hope you’re staying safe and that you have a good week.
Amanda, Marketing @ Liftopia
Well, Liftopia did end up telling me I could not get a refund. Instead we were provided a credit for our lift tickets in Tremblant that were impacted by Covid-19. Our friends who booked directly with Tremblant were offered 100% refund from the resort. We were also able to get 100% refund for the ski school booking we made directly with Tremblant. The only organization that would not refund, and provided credits only was Liftopia. Who knows if/when we’ll ever be able to use those credits, and if/when the ski resorts will open again. Certainly not until next season at the earlier. While the customer support representative was considerate and professional, this was our first time using Liftopia. it was not a pleasant experience. We will try to use our credits sometime in the future, but I will never be using Liftopia again, and will be discouraging all friends and family from using Liftopia in the future.