If you saw the images from Sommet Saint-Sauveur circulating social media over the weekend, perhaps you’ve already gone into full-on panic mode over what might occur once the lifts start spinning just south of the Canadian border.
One week after throngs of skiers and riders showed up en masse to Italy’s Cervinia, a similar situation has arisen in North America. A Facebook post via blogger Ski Octopus revealed photos of a painfully long line at the single lift that was running for season pass-holders at Sommet Saint-Sauveur, located in Quebec.
The post read: “The Octopus has a really scary story to share — which hopefully it will remain only a Halloween story and not a glimpse into how the ski season will look like.”
Granted, it was opening weekend, and only one lift was running at the ski area. But the situation might not be very different when ski areas in New England start opening for the season later this month. Even limited to pass-holders, such crowds will likely form stateside, as lift operators try to deal with social distancing procedures.