Social Distancing Guidelines

NEW – We are turning our full attention to readying Powder Ridge for the winter season. Click here to read the letter and press release on how we will be able to offer winter recreational options to our community. We are prioritizing your safety this winter. Sean Hayes recaps the plans to revise and expand services at Powder Ridge this winter to meet COVID-19 operation best practices.

All Powder Ridge employees will be receiving cleaning and sanitizing training. All employees will have a their temperature taken prior to clocking in.

Guests who do not maintain social distancing or practice safe behavior will have lift privileges revoked and will be asked to leave.

We recommend printing and signing entrance waiver prior to arrival, this will save time and further contact.

Your experience at Powder Ridge

  • Added a complimentary bag check. Personal bags and equipment will not be allowed to remain unattended in the lodge or rental building.
  • Expanded our learning area to create a better first (and second) time experience for our newest and youngest guests.
  • Updated our private day rooms for family groups. Set as living rooms these private rooms offer private restroom facilities and are available for day or overnight guests.
  • Added the Beer Garden heated seasonal tent for additional seating with brick oven pizza, cast iron dishes and of course a bar!  (The “Keg” is Back!)
  • Added a second tubing surface lift, doubling our tubing capacity.
  • Opening our Internet café in the restaurant to provide more seating for our midweek morning and early afternoon guests with free WIFI and charging stations.

Policies & Lift Procedures

  • Stay home if you don’t feel well or have been around someone who has tested positive. Please stay away from the resort until you know you are safe.
  • Wear a mask. Face Coverings will be required at the resort at all times when indoors or on mountain.
  • Maintain a safe distance. Lift, lodge, rental shop, and lesson capacities have been reduced to allow for physical distancing.  It’s your responsibility to help maintain that distance.
  • Understand it’s going to be a little different. Lots of new signage will be posted around the resort to educate and remind everyone of these new policies and procedures.
  • “Wait Here” signs will be spaced 6 feet apart denoting the lift line.
  • Riders will load each chair solo unless from their household.


The opening date for Tubing is to be determined.

  • Two separate groups of tubing lanes will be in place this season.  To help with spacing one group of tubing lanes will go off on the hour and the other on the half hour. Purchase of tickets in-line will be required. Time slots will sell out.
  • Guests will be spaced at least 6-feet apart on the carpet lift.
    • The carpet lift line will be marked at 6-foot intervals
  • The on-deck waiting area at the top will be marked to help guest maintain a 6-foot separation while waiting.


  • Open and operational with an increased cleaning and disinfecting schedule
    • All guests must wear a mask or face covering while in the base area and inside any building.
    • All high traffic surfaces will be disinfected multiple times per day.
    • Prominent display of multiple signs from the CDC Print Resources page to promote safe behavior, educate and reinforce proper handwashing.
  • Restrooms will be “fogged” with disinfectant multiple times per day.
  • Employ touchless entry, exit, flushing and faucets where possible.
  • On the restaurant level, restroom traffic is one-way.