We’re excited to let you know that Bluebird Backcountry will resume our normal operations beginning this Thursday, January 14! All of our services — including ski area access, rentals, backcountry lessons, avalanche courses, and limited food and beverage — will be open.
Many of you are aware that we experienced a COVID-19 exposure last week. We value transparency and want to share what we’re doing to keep our guests and staff safe. Last Monday, a staff member noticed that they had a mild fever. That person immediately left Bluebird to begin quarantining and later received a positive COVID-19 test result. At that point, we chose to cease operations until we could communicate with guests, wait for the rest of our staff to get tested (at CDC-recommended intervals), and isolate folks as needed.
Since then, we’ve received negative test results for 17 staff members, which means we are able to operate at full capacity beginning this Thursday. In addition to our usual COVID-related procedures, we’ve added new precautions, including:
- Improving ventilation in our buildings
- Implementing a testing program for staff
- Building additional safety barriers between staff and guests at check-in and in the rental shop
- Moving all staff meetings outdoors
As always, health and safety is our top priority. We’re so grateful for your patience as we navigate these uncertain times, and we can’t wait to have you join us this season.
— Erik Lambert & Jeff Woodward, Bluebird Backcountry Co-founders
P.S. — Since we’ve been closed, Thursday will ski like a powder day! Reserve your spot here.