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NYS ski resorts allowed to reopen at 50% capacity in November

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NEW YORK (WBNG) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced New York state ski resorts will be allowed to open at 50% capacity beginning November 6th.

The Governor says strict health and safety precautions will be required.

State guidance on the reopening of ski resort precautions includes:

  • Masks required at all times, except when eating/drinking or skiing.
  • Social distancing between parties required at all times.
  • Restrict gondolas/lifts to members of the same party.
  • Limit ski lessons to no more than 10 people.
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfection of shared/rented equipment.
  • Shuttles, food & beverage, retail service must conform to State-issued guidance.
  • Reduce outdoor capacity on mountain by 25% during "peak" days or if multiple trails are closed due to unseasonable conditions.

"Beginning next month, Ski resorts will be allowed to reopen with limited indoor capacity, which will allow New Yorkers to have some outdoor activity this winter without having to quarantine when they come back," Governor Cuomo said.

Abigail Lane

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