As Colorado's ski industry continues to face difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one backcountry ski area is temporarily closing due to a positive COVID-19 case that has recently occurred.
Bluebird Backcountry will be closed this weekend from Thursday, January 7th to Monday, January, 11th after a positive COVID-19 test result.
"The health and safety of our guests and staff is Bluebird’s top priority both on and off the mountain. We’ve just learned that someone who was at Bluebird Backcountry between January 2 and January 4 has since tested positive for COVID-19,” Bluebird Backcountry said in a Facebook post.
It's unclear whether the positive case that linked back to the backcountry ski area occurred among guests or staff. The backcountry ski area plans to reopen on Thursday, January 14th.
Out of an abundance of caution, staff members who have been exposed have also been asked to get tested and quarantine while awaiting results.
Bluebird Backcountry is located on the Continental Divide near Rabbit Ears Pass. It's home to inbounds backcountry skiing, offering a great place to learn and hone skills. The more than 1,000-acre backcountry ski area is situated between the towns of Kremmling and Steamboat Springs. Reservations are required. For more details, please visit bluebirdbackcountry.com.