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Aspen Snowmass Announces Vaccine Requirements for 2021-’22 Season

Skiers will need to show proof of vaccination to stay or dine at a handful of resort properties this coming winter.

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With resorts in the West starting to spin their lifts, Colorado’s Aspen Snowmass released its Covid-related guidelines for the coming season, including some vaccine requirements for close-contact, indoor spaces. Aspen Snowmass is scheduled to kick off the season on Nov. 25 at Snowmass.

Limelight Ketchum
Guests of the ASC-owned Limelight Ketchum, as well as its sister properties in Snowmass and downtown Aspen, are required to be vaccinated this season. Photo: Courtesy of Aspen Skiing Company

Those vaccine-required spaces include all Aspen Skiing Company-owned hotels and sit-down restaurants, and guests 12 and over will need to show an official vaccine card, a photo of their vaccine card, or to fill out a vaccine-verification form. There are no restrictions for lift access, cafeteria-style dining, rental shops, ski school, or lift ticket offices. See the list below for details on specific properties where vaccines are required.

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“We put a great deal of thought into this decision and feel that for the health and safety of our guests and employees this is a necessary step,” says Mike Kaplan, President and CEO, Aspen Skiing Company. “While we encourage all of our guests to be vaccinated, we feel this policy will most effectively provide protection in venues, activities and events where guests and employees will be in close proximity for extended periods.”

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In addition, Pitkin County, where Aspen is located, has its own Covid requirement that skiers must adhere to this season, including masking up indoors and a new vaccination-verification program that businesses can opt into which exempts them from the last order. In order to get approval, businesses must have vaccinated employees and require eligible customers to provide proof of vaccination.

Pitkin County has some of the highest vaccination rates in the states, with 90 percent with the first dose on board and 83 percent fully inoculated.

Aspen Skiing Company-Owned Businesses Requiring Vaccinations

Restaurants

Cloud Nine, including the outdoor deck
Alpin Room Restaurant at High Alpine
Sam’s Restaurant, for sit-down dining access
Lynn Britt Cabin, indoor dining area

Hotels (including their sit-down dining restaurants)

Limelight Aspen
Limelight Snowmass
Limelight Ketchum (outside of Sun Valley, Idaho)
The Little Nell

For a full list and more details about Aspen Snowmass’s vaccine requirements, click here.