What Are The Rules for Skiing This Season at Seven Springs?
Among other things, visitors will have to buy tickets online.
Seven Springs, Laurel Mountain and Hidden Valley are finalizing plans for winter. Seven Springs has rolled out its Winter Operations Plan for a safe, socially-distant season. It’s broken into ten different sections detailing the rules guests will have to follow on the slopes and in the lodge.
One big difference is that season passes, lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals and snowsports school lessons must be purchased online prior to coming to the resort. Visitors will present their mobile purchase barcode at different spots to receive lift tickets and rentals. The ticket office in the Skier’s Service Building will be converted into a guest services center where staff will be available to answer questions, provide directions and assist with guests’ needs.
Everyone renting equipment will be assisted by a boot fitting staff member and a rental technician. There will be markers on the floor to direct foot traffic in one direction through the rental center. Locker rooms will remain open but guests are asked to spend minimal time there.
In the lift line, groups or individuals will stand on markers that are 6 feet apart and there will be a “ghost lane” between each line to accommodate side-to-side social distancing.
“Any of our resort professionals will ask anyone that may not be following our guidelines to kindly do so,” says director of marketing and communications Alex Moser. “All summer and fall, our guests have been fantastic following all of our guidelines.”
Masks wearing is mandatory when guests are inside, except when eating or drinking. Outside, guests must wear masks when waiting for or riding the lifts. The resort says masks are not mandatory when guests are outside and able to remain socially distant. Guests who forget to bring a mask can get one upon request.
As per state-mandated requirements, all alcoholic beverages must be ordered with food and seating is limited to 50% of the restaurant’s capacity. Online reservations are required for sit-down dining and online orders for take-out are encouraged. They’ve also added new food outlets for walk-up service and to-go options.
The fitness room is closed but the pool is open with masks required to enter and exit the area.
Seven Springs is committed to following all guidelines from the CDC. Extra sanitation procedures are implemented for public spaces, hotel rooms and equipment.
“As of now, there are no plans to limit the number of lift tickets sold at any of the three resorts. As everything during the pandemic has been fluid, this could always change,” says Moser.