Hello friends, I just wanted to check in about the recent public health concerns surrounding Covid-19 and what that means for our late season operations and events. These are obviously unprecedented times that we find ourselves in, and we at Snow Ridge are following the ever evolving pandemic situation very closely. In fact, as I finished the first draft of this letter just this morning, we received new developments from NYS that have changed our plans completely. Regardless, this is something that we are taking very seriously and have developed protocols to help guide us through these unique times. The safety of our guests and employees will remain at the forefront of our decision making throughout this entire process.
The Governor has just announced a ban on any gatherings of 50+ people throughout the state. Additionally, all restaurants will be required to offer only take out meals, with no dine in service allowed. We certainly understand the need for these new measures being put in place and must do our part to follow them diligently. Simply put, Snow Ridge will be halting all operations for the remainder of the season, including the cancellation of one of our favorite events, the Pond Skim.
This is a very difficult pill for us to swallow, but in the end we really don’t have a choice in the matter. If there is any silver lining to be found here, it would certainly be the timing. We can at least be grateful that this shut down is occurring in the final weeks of the season, rather than mid-winter. We’d like to take this time to thank everyone who came to visit us this winter, and all of our incredible staff who make it possible for us to deliver incredible experiences to our guests all winter long.
To be clear, Snow Ridge operations will be closed effective immediately including all mountain operations and food and beverage services. Myself and Cyndy will remain available to answer any questions via phone (315-348-8456), email (email@example.com), or through our various social media channels.
Looking forward, the TugMudDare Adventure Run on May 16th is still planned to go on as scheduled. We will keep everyone updated on this as the date gets closer, but we certainly hope to be back to “normal” by that time.
We wish the best to everyone out there. Stay safe, watch out for one another, and remember to breathe as we all navigate our way through these crazy times. Thank you all and we can’t wait to see everyone again on the back side of these crazy times.
Nick – GM