In New Hampshire, ski resorts large and small are reshaping their operating plans in all departments to prepare for the coming winter season, following guidelines put out by the Governor’s Reopening Economic Task Force.
There are some differences from resort to resort, but many more similarities. Some resorts are requiring reservations from everyone — season-pass holders and day-ticket purchasers alike — others are being more liberal in their requirements, allowing season-pass holders to come any time but requiring day tickets to be purchased in advance online.
The purpose is twofold. It eliminates contact at the ticket window and allows the resort to keep track of, and limit, the number of tickets being sold on a given day, without having to turn away customers who are already onsite.
The common denominator is to ensure the safety of guests and staff. Ski school lessons, like day-ticket sales, will require advance purchase online and classes will be smaller than in previous years. Rentals also must be reserved online, with social distancing practiced at the pickup area.