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Whether you are a first-time guest or regular visitor, we are happy to have you and hope you enjoy your stay. Like many communities, we are working hard to protect the health and safety of all our residents and guests. Limiting the transmission of COVID-19 is a top priority. Our success has been due to the community’s commitment to social distancing and the use of face coverings. Now we are asking for your help, too, in respecting those ongoing efforts. We are asking all visitors to join our residents in adhering to the…

Five Commitments of Containment

  • I will maintain 6 feet of physical distance.
  • I will cover my face in public.
  • I will wash my hands often.
  • I will stay home when I am sick.
  • I will get tested immediately if I have symptoms.⁠

We all welcome guests to Eagle County to enjoy our ski resorts, Vail and Beaver Creek, as well as the local restaurants, shops, activity providers and lodges. Eagle County Government and Public Health, with their partners Vail Health and many others, have been leaders in their COVID response and recovery information sharing, protocols, and safety. Check out EagleCountyCOVID.org for any and all information relating to public health safety regulations, testing protocols and more.

Your COVID Testing Concierge - Private Testing Brought to You

Highline Medical Solutions and Your COVID Testing Concierge provide guests and residents peace of mind while administering COVID-19 tests in the privacy of their own home or vacation accommodations. Their mobile staff will administer reliable COVID-19 testing with timely results. Mobile testing staff will be in personal protective equipment and gear. The testing staff will administer the COVID-19 test, prepare the test for processing in bio sealed packaging and deliver the test to the lab for processing. For more information and to book your appointment, please visit www.highlinecovidtesting.com. Antigen and RT-PCR COVID-19 Testing methods are available starting at $349 per test.

Winter Mountain Operation Details

“We are fortunate that our core experience of skiing and riding takes place outdoors, across huge mountains, offering fresh air and wide-open spaces for our guests. However, to help protect our guests, our employees and our communities amid this pandemic, some changes will be required this season,” said Rob Katz, Vail Resorts CEO.

Key changes outlined in the plan include:

  • Guests will be required to wear face coverings to get on the mountain and in all parts of resort operations, including in lift lines and riding in lifts and gondolas.
  • To maintain physical distancing on our chairlifts and gondolas, we will only be seating related parties (guests skiing or riding together) or: two singles on opposite sides of a four-person lift; two singles or two doubles on opposite sides of a six-person lift; or two singles on opposite sides of our larger gondola cabins.
  • Ski and ride school will be offered and on-mountain dining will be open, but with changes to help keep guests safe.
  • Mountain access will be managed to ensure guests have the space they need. As such, the Company announced a mountain access reservation system and limits on lift tickets to prioritize its pass holders.

Full details on the pass holder reservation system can be found here. Lift tickets will go on sale Dec. 8 after pass holders reserve their priority days. Lift tickets will not be sold for the early season, but Epic Day Passes are available now.

2020-21 Opening & Closing Dates
Projected opening and closing dates are subject to change due to weather or other factors. Check the specific resort’s website for up-to-date details.

Beaver Creek  |  Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – Sunday, April 4, 2021 **Season extended through April 11th!
Vail  |  Friday, November 20, 2020 – Sunday, April 11, 2021 **Season extended through April 18th!


 

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Face Coverings

Face coverings are the norm in Eagle County and we thank you in advance for protecting yourself as well as our staff and residents during your visit. Please be advised:

  • Face coverings are not a substitute for maintaining 6 feet of physical distance in any public environment.
  • You should plan to wear a face covering when entering any place of business or public indoor environment (e.g. retail store, grocery store, post office, library, other government buildings, theater, etc.)
  • Vail and Beaver Creek have implemented outdoor masks zones for the winter season. The outdoor mask mandate applies to all within the zones regardless of social distancing. See the Vail mask zones here. See the Beaver Creek mask zones here.
  • If not specified by a town, masks are not required in an outdoor environment unless you are in a densely populated public outdoor space, or you cannot consistently maintain 6 feet of physical distance from non-household members for 15 minutes or longer.


 

Adapting to the needs of towns and businesses

Cities and towns throughout Eagle County have the authority to implement their own specific public health guidance, and visitors to those municipalities must adapt to that expectation.

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Open for Business: All businesses in Eagle County have implemented protocols to meet local social distancing requirements that have been put in place to protect you. Please respect the policies of our local establishments.

Search and find open businesses like restaurants, hotel, retail and services to learn specific hours and protocols at vaildaily.secondstreetapp.com/Community-Bulletin-Board/.


 

Eagle County Reopening Information

Making progress
In response to the pandemic, Eagle County worked closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. On September 15, 2020 a statewide comprehensive dial dashboard was released which includes a risk assessment for each county in Colorado. The dial dashboard rely on three key metrics, including disease incidence rate, percentage of countywide COVID-19 tests that come back positive, and the number of hospitalizations for COVID-19, to generate a color-coded risk assessment. Each level further determines the activities and capacity limits based on the risk within each county.

We’re here for you! Please feel free to email covidquestions@eaglecounty.us with any questions, comments, or concerns about your stay.

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