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Your Resource Page for COVID-19

Updated 12/20/2020

This is a work in Progress.  Check back often!


General Thoughts

When on slopes, skis and board are natural 6 feet distance makers; front to back.  Face Coverings are required inside, in lift lines and on lifts. 


Visit these websites for details until they are solidified. Once they are solidified, we will post exact details here.

COVID 19 Operating Procedures

Pitkin County (county Aspen/Snowmass is in)




We ask guests to please maintain a minimum of 6 feet of distance between parties while waiting in lift lines. To help maintain distance, we will also be adjusting lift mazes for the upcoming season. Guests will need to wear a face covering while waiting in line, loading, riding, and unloading lifts. We will be modifying lift loading procedures to encourage social distancing while riding the lift and will share further details as soon as they’re available.


We are still working through what our dining options will look like this winter. We are planning to have locations open and will implement new procedures to reduce contact. Our dining locations will have expanded grab and go options as well. Unfortunately, at this time we will not be able to offer Sunspot Mountaintop Après or Sunspot Mountaintop Dinners this season.

There will likely be other modifications to our indoor dining locations to limit capacity, and we will share updates as they become available. We are exploring options to help maintain our guests' comfort with indoor spaces, but there will likely be modifications to these spaces that may mean more time outdoors for our guests.



Boyne Mountain Resort commits to operating for 130 days during the 20/21 season. We are very optimistic that we can accommodate both season passholders and day skiers safely on the slopes. All guests must wear face coverings in indoor common areas; employees are required to wear face coverings at all times. We continue to work each day towards initiatives and protocols to provide you with the safest possible vacation and recreational experiences.



As skiers and riders we are all wondering what winter will look like during the age of COVID-19. Things can change quickly, but here is what we know right now:

  • Skiing and riding will be allowed at Nub's Nob.

  • We do not plan to limit season pass sales.

  • We do not plan to have reservations for skiing.

  • Face masks will be required on chairlifts and indoor spaces.

  • Indoor spaces will be restricted or possibly unavailable.

  • Most events will need to be altered and some may not happen.

In preparation for the upcoming ski season the Nub’s Crew focused on improvements to the outdoor spaces:

  • We repainted the exterior of all the buildings.

  • Repaved the parking lot and entrance road.

  • Expanded the Winter Garden- adding a food truck style venue, more seating and a fire pit.

  • Created an outdoor pick-up window off the Nub’s Pub for slope-side food and drink.

  • Improved the skiing on Valley by taking down the Blue Lift, removing trees, relocating snow making equipment and widened the slope with extensive earthwork.



   Reached out to get their protocols. Links below is a start and as soon as we know more, we will post it here.



  • All guests must wear a face covering when inside any Shanty Creek building.

  • All skiers and snowboarders must wear a face covering when in-line for a chairlift, and maintain 6’ social distancing guidelines.

  • Regarding uphill capacity:

    • Skiers and snowboarders that arrive together should ride together.

    • Two singles may be permitted on opposite sides of a four-person lift.

    • Lift attendants will not require guests to ride with people that they do not know.

  • A new Food Truck will be onsite near the Yellow or Pink Lift for outdoor Grab-n-Go dining

  • The River Bistro at Cedar River Village. Limited occupancy will mean changes to operations.

    • Online/mobile ordering and lobby-side pickup will be available.

    • Improved table-side technology for touchless menu and pay.




  • Face coverings will be required to load the lifts and in all lift queues

  • Guests will be asked to self-group and load the chair with their traveling party

  • Lift attendants will not require guests to ride the chair with people they do not know



  • We recommend purchasing tickets, rentals & lessons in advance to guarantee availability

  • Ski area volume will be limited on certain days

  • Season Pass tickets will not require reservations & volume will not be limited for pass holders



  • Restaurants will be open, including full-service, sit down restaurants.

  • We will be managing capacity at the entrance and spacing out seating indoors and outdoors.

  • Face coverings will be required except while eating and drinking.

  • At our quick-service restaurants, only ready-to-go hot and cold food options will be available in order to accommodate as many people as possible.

  • Packaged beer and wine will be available at most locations, but full-service bars will be closed.

  • All transactions will be cashless, unless required by local regulation.

  • Employees will undergo daily health screenings and receive appropriate training on company protocols and procedures.

  • Employees are required to wear face coverings, regularly wash their hands and stay home if sick.

  • High-touch surfaces and restrooms will be frequently cleaned and disinfected with EPA-approved products that kill the COVID-19 virus.

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting will take place daily in our gondola cabins.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the resort. 

  • Face coverings will be required to access the mountain, including in lift lines and while loading, unloading and riding on chairlifts and gondolas.

  • To maintain physical distancing on our chairlifts and gondolas, we will only be seating related parties (guests skiing and riding together), or:

    • Two singles seated on opposite sides of a four-person lift

    • Two singles or two doubles on opposite sides of a six-person lift.

    • Two singles on opposite ends of our larger gondola cabins

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