For the 2020-2021 ski season, the Snow Bowl is incorporating enhanced virus prevention into our winter operating plans, turning to science for guidance and also learning from our peers in the industry.
I want to recognize Ski Maine and the National Ski Areas associations for the work and assistance provided to their member ski areas. From the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, both organizations have been vital resourcces in navigating the best ways to usher in a safe and successful ski season.
Ski areas provide acres of wide-open natural space for recreation, allowing guests to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of outdoor recreation while maintaining physical distance. We have implemented a plethora of best practices, and as state health and local officials update and modify guidelines to keep communities healthy, the Snow Bowl will follow suit as necessary.
I am confident that the ski industry will weather these incredibly dynamic times. Everything has changed – except for our industry’s guiding principle: We always have, and always will, put the health and safety of our staff, guests and communities first.
THE LODGE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. There are portable toilets and a food truck on the premises, but we do not have a heated enclosure for seating. We do have two firepits to take the chill off, but please use your vehicle to warm up. You may buy tickets here or pre-purchase tickets online and pick them up at the ticket bump-out on the deck behind the lodge. To check in for lessons or rentals, one person per party may enter the white building adjacent to the back of the base lodge. A maximum of 3 people will be allowed in at once. If you need to rent, please click here and fill out the forms in advance to exedite the process. Masks must be worn at all times for everyone’s protection. Thank you for your understanding.
Public Health Screening
Please do your part to keep us and everybody else healthy!
Before you travel to the Snow Bowl, we ask that you go through the following health screening questions on your own. If you answer “yes” to any of the following, please stay home and come visit us when you’re feeling better.
Do you have any of the following symptoms…
• Fever (a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or are feeling feverish?
• Respiratory symptoms such as a runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath?
• General body symptoms such as muscle aches, chills, and severe fatigue?
• Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?
• Changes in your sense of taste or smell?
Have you been in close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have had COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
Note: healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment are not considered to have a close contact exposure and should answer “No” to this question.
Have you traveled on non-essential travel in the past 14 days outside of Maine or a state exempted from testing and quarantine requirements?
This includes any international travel or travel by cruise ship and any domestic travel, within the U.S., outside of an exempted state, regardless of the mode of transportation.
Ski Well, Be Well
The National Ski Areas Association supports a thoughtful return to outdoor winter recreation. An advisory group of ski industry leaders developed the Ski Well, Be Well operational best practices based on scientific guidelines from experts. Our plans have been developed in alignment with NSAA’s Ski Well, Be Well guidelines.
It is important to recognize that there is an inherent risk of being exposed to Covid-19 when visiting any public space, including the Snow Bowl. Despite reasonable practices, nobody can completely eliminate the possibility of a virus being transmitted. Notwithstanding, we are committed to doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of our guests and staff.
Prior to visiting the Snow Bowl, take time to review Maine’s most current guidelines for travelers. Click here for Maine’s protocol.