The COO of Arapahoe Basin, Alan Henceroth, has asked 2020-21 season passholders to comply with a voluntary request amid crowding on limited open runs.
On Thursday, Arapahoe Basin shared Henceroth's request of passholders to "ski a little less" and avoid "busy periods" in an effort to prevent unsafe crowding on the slopes amid rising COVID-19 cases.
"I am so happy that reservations are not required for A-Basin season pass holders," COO Alan Henceroth stated in a recent blog post. "In my September 10th blog when I announced this policy, I did say there may be voluntary requests to avoid busy periods. I am making one of those requests."
Arapahoe Basin opened for the 2020-2021 winter season on Monday, November 9th. The resort kept the opening pretty low-key, surprising slopegoers with a day-of announcement on social media at about 2:00 PM.
"Over the next three days, could each of us ski a little less?" Al added in his blog post. "Is it possible to move your ski day to a week day? If you were going to ski two days over the next three, could you ski just one? Could you ski in the afternoon, say after 1 PM, when there are far fewer people around?"
Summit County moved to stricter Safer-at-Home (Level Orange) restrictions on Friday, November 6, limiting personal gathering sizes, reducing restaurant capacities, and more amid rising COVID-19 cases.