COVID-19 CONSUMER RESOURCE CENTER
Ski NH COVID-19 Consumer Resource Center
These are extraordinary times, and Ski New Hampshire is striving to provide you up-to-date information about our members' operations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our guests, employees and members of our community is our highest priority, and we want you to have the resources you need to make informed travel decisions when it comes to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
We urge all travelers to check the State of New Hampshire websites listed below as well as those of the businesses you wish to visit before traveling. Also, be sure to take the recommended protective measures against spreading COVID-19 while you travel.
Know Before You Go
Most business operations in NH have changed - be prepared!
There are some changes that you can expect will be consistent across all ski areas this winter, which are included in the list below and are based on state guidance and the ski industry's own recommendations for how to keep both you and our staff safe.
- Plan in Advance. Call or visit the website of the ski area you want to visit to know their guidelines. Find out things like whether you must pre-purchase tickets, what lodge changes are in place, whether lessons or rentals or other features or services are open, etc. Some ski areas have closed certain aspects of their operations for this winter- don’t be disappointed by being uninformed!
Checking in advance also goes for other NH attractions, restaurants, lodging properties, retail outlets, and other businesses that you may want to visit.
- Buy tickets & passes online in advance. Most ski areas will be either encouraging or only selling tickets online to avoid lines of people. Some ski areas will be requiring advanced reservations or have capacity limits.
- Wear a face covering when inside any lodge or ski area building, in lift lines, on the lifts, while getting on and off the lifts, and anytime that 6 feet of physical distancing isn't possible.
- Practice social distancing. This is done as a safety precaution on the trails anyway, but it's important to do so inside and in the base area as well.
- Boot up at the car and bring only absolute essentials with you on the trails. Generally speaking, you won't be able to leave your bootbags and other belongings in lodges, as resorts are trying to limit the amount of people and time spent inside.
- Stay home if you're feeling sick. Ski areas will be happy to welcome you back another day. We need to work together to ensure this season offers skiing for everyone.
- Keep in mind that ski areas are unique in their layouts and use a variety of systems for things like tickets, rentals, lessons, etc., so there will be differences in some aspects of your experience at each resort. For our ski areas’ winter operations, visit NH Ski Area Winter Operations Updates.
What are Ski Areas Doing to Keep Me Safe?
For their part, ski areas are implementing additional safety protocols as well, such as decreasing the numbers of tables inside to allow for extra distance between people, enhancing their cleaning regimens throughout the resort, performing daily wellness checks for staff, and following state and CDC guidelines. Curious what guidance ski areas have to follow? You can find it at this link.
Respect individual business COVID-19 visitor guidelines and safety procedures.
- All ski areas are operating under guidelines issued by the NH Department of Public Health that are designed to protect employees and customers alike.
State of New Hampshire COVID-19 Resources
- Stay at Home 2.0 Guidance Documents
- NH Ski Area Guidance
- Out-of-state Visitor NH State Guidance - The two-week self-quarantine has been lifted for those traveling to New Hampshire from surrounding New England States (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island). Those traveling to New Hampshire from non-New England states for an extended period of time are still asked to self-quarantine for a two-week period.