In most areas of the USA, it will time to give thanks -- right after Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25, 2021 -- when major ski resorts traditionally open.
This big challenge this year, of course, will be new COVID restrictions at all resorts.
These may include requiring reservations for same-day lift tickets, to limit the number of skiers at one time. The wearing of masks will also likely be required in all indoor spaces, and while waiting in outdoor lift lines.
That said, some ski resorts report that ANY mask that covers the nose and face will allow you entry, and that includes ski masks. But be extra careful of popular indoor dining spots that may double your risk of exposure. It's the smart resort that will limit indoor seating areas, or offer an outdoor space complete with space heaters.
Getting there? Your best bet will be your own car, (or a private car service if you can afford it.) Otherwise, buses remain the traditional and far cheaper option. Just make sure it is well ventilated and, as always, keep your mask on at all times.
Finally, be sure to call ahead this year to find out what new rules apply and what options are available for staying safe -- and remaining healthy -- at your favorite ski resort.
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