Blue Mountain Prepares for Winter Operations with Enhanced Protocol and Managed Mountain Capacity with Advanced Lift Tickets Online 

After a successful summer season at Blue Mountain Resort, the popular Ontario destination is busy planning for their 80th ski season with a focus on health and safety. The Resort has now had some experience implementing adapted operations in response to COVID-19 and will prepare for winter by exercising learnings from their summer reopening. 

“The health and well-being of our guests, employees, and community remains our top priority,” states Dan Skelton, Blue Mountain Resort President and COO. “Along with our enhanced protocols, the management of capacity at the Resort will remain an integral part of our operation.”  

In an effort to control visitation levels and provide a more open mountain experience, Blue Mountain Resort will limit day lift ticket sales, providing more access for season pass holders including Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass and 5x7®, eliminating the need for advanced reservations at this time. Blue Mountain will continue to follow the ever-changing situation and update its policies as needed.  

Along with adapted operations across the Resort, Blue Mountain has introduced a Personal Responsibility Code available online and visibly on display throughout the Village and Resort. The Code includes standard physical distancing guidelines along with a call for mask wearing by both employees and guests. Understanding that the new normal will be an adjustment for everyone, this Code ends with the message to Be Safe. Be Kind. Have Fun.   

While continually monitoring government and health updates, the Resort remains committed to following all mandated Public Health guidelines and updating operations accordingly. “We are strongly encouraging our guests to go online prior to their visit to Blue,” said Skelton. "We all love winter and are excited to get back to skiing and snowboarding. Planning ahead will help everyone have the best experience possible.”  

What to expect at Blue Mountain Resort this winter: 

  • Physical distancing will be enforced at all chairlift lines, retail, rental and lesson facilities, as well as lodging and dining common areas 
  • Face coverings will be required. Guests and employees must wear a mask or face covering indoors, on chairlifts and in areas where physical distancing cannot be accommodated 
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures at all high-touch points with hand sanitizing stations placed throughout the Resort
  • Limited indoor capacities with more outdoor seating options available  

Policies may vary by facility both on Resort and in the Village and/or may be subject to change without notice. For the best experience, guests should review winter updates online at or contact the Blue Mountain Contact Centre at in advance of their visit to confirm guidelines, potential restrictions, closures and/or advance purchase requirements.

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14 Sep 2020

By Blue Mountain