Shames Mountain explains new COVID protocols ahead of ski season

Divya Gill

The snow has fallen, and the weather has become much colder, which means ski season is soon upon us!

But that also means guests will need to follow COVID-19 protocols. Shames Mountain has come out with a list of new safety guidelines.
Along with face coverings in all indoor places and socially distancing, general manager Christian Theberge said bathroom and dining areas also have new changes.
“Of course, with COVID, we are in the position to have to switch our cafeteria and bar into a sit-down restaurant. So that will be a significant change.

Reducing our capacity to about thirty percent of what our upstairs in the lodge used to be. We rented for the winter the outside washroom facility.

It is four individual bathroom stalls flushing toilets and running water that will allow people to go to the washroom without having to go into the lodge.”
Theberge also touched on the initiative that will be starting up involving indigenous members. He said there is a large and robust indigenous community population but felt that it wasn’t represented in the mountain’s demographic.
“The Indigenous Adventure Pass gives fifty percent off to any indigenous person that will have their status card or letter from their band on lift products, tickets, and lessons.”
Hudson’s Bay Mountain has also provided a list of new COVID protocols which also require face coverings in all indoor spaces, in the lift line and on the Mountain Bus. And Mountain dining will be open for guests, with reduced capacity, safety plans and procedures and social distancing measures in place.
Theberge added weather permitting Shames Mountain will hopefully be open to the public as of December 5th and Hudson's Bay Mountain will be open on December 4th.

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