Our Lift Operations crew at the bottom of Pano has been making the most with what snow we have and created some snow sculptures from a classic Sci-Fi movie series you may recognize. It’s good to see the Lift Ops crew have a little fun. They work hard and it has been an extremely challenging year on the front lines.
The Lift Ops team has been given the difficult task of asking everyone riding our lifts to wear a face covering in the lift lines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This crew was assigned this duty by our State and local health departments, the National & Colorado Ski Associations, and by the Administration here at Monarch Mountain. They are not doing this because they love asking people to wear a face covering. Especially people who really don’t want to wear one. Trust me on this.
As we all know, there are many that are not on board with the mask strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and give the lift ops crew a really hard time about this. Every ski area in Colorado has this policy in place this season. Every. Single. One. This crew is only doing what they have been tasked with. Please be nice to them. If you have an issue with this policy, stop by the Guest Service Desk in the Base Lodge and ask for me. I will be happy to have a discussion with you about it.