SNOWBIRD, Utah — After being closed for three months to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Snowbird reopened Saturday, offering several summer activities.
“Today is a pretty special day for us here,” said Brian Brown, a spokesperson for Snowbird. “It’s great to see all these people again. It feels like a mountain reunion of sorts.”
The resort reopened its lodging, five restaurants, and several attractions including the aerial tram and mountain coaster.
“We worked on this for weeks, literally months trying to plan what summer looked like for us,” Brown said. “Those protocols, those measures to make sure we keep everybody safe is what led us to today.”
Several safety measures are being taken to stop the virus.
The attraction vehicles like the mountain coaster are sanitized after each use. The aerial tram’s capacity is limited to 25 passengers and everyone on board is required to wear a mask. Also, social distancing markers and hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the property.
While these modifications are significant, the reopening of Snowbird means hundreds of Utahns are back at work and doing a job they love in one of the most beautiful areas of the state.
“I can’t give them hug and I can’t hi-five them, but we can do the fake elbow bump from a safe distance,” Brown said. “I don't even know if I can put into words what it feels like to be standing on top of this mountain again.”
Guests who plan to visit Snowbird are encouraged to make a reservation online, however, the ticket counter at the resort is open.