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Face Covering Policy

Wed Jul 15 2020

We are committed to limiting the spread of COVID-19 to provide a healthy environment to recreate while protecting our employees, guests and mountain community. In a proactive effort to reinforce this commitment to health and safety, face coverings will be required in public areas where consistent social distancing of at least six feet is not always possible, beginning Saturday July 18th. Those areas include:

•All Indoor Spaces: Needles Lodge, Grizzly Center, Learning Center and Needles Gondola.

•Outdoor Patio Spaces: Including the Earl’s Lodge Base Area Plaza, Needles Lodge Patio and outdoor dining area.

•Queues: Including tickets and passes, entering or exiting Needles Gondola and purchasing food & beverage.

The following activities or areas are exempt from wearing a face covering, with social distancing measures in place:

•Trails for Hiking, Biking and Sightseeing

•Yoga, once the guest is in-place on their mat.

•Mini Golf, once the guest is on the course.

•While dining, after guests are seated.

The following individuals are exempt from wearing a face covering:

•Individuals age two years or under.

•Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering or face shield.

•Individuals who are hearing impaired or communicating with an individual who is hearing impaired where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.

Thank you for your cooperation as we provide a healthy environment to recreate.



Why is Snowbasin requiring face coverings?

The CDC, State of Utah and Weber-Morgan County Health Department recommend face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  We are committed to health and safety to provide a safe place to recreate. Keeping our guests, employees and community safe will keep our resort open and staffed.


What if I forget to bring a face covering? Will they be available at the resort?

A limited amount of disposable masks will be available free for guests. Additionally, Snowbasin cloth masks are available for purchase in the Grizzly Center. Supplies are limited and not guaranteed, so guests should bring their own face covering.


What legal authority does Snowbasin have to make this requirement?

Areas included in the face covering requirement are owned or leased by Snowbasin Resort. Face coverings are not required in publicly owned spaces, including US Forest Service trails.


If I fit criteria for exemption from face coverings, what should I do?

Please alert our staff upon arrival at the activities desk inside the Grizzly Center. You will be provided with a wristband to showcase your exemption.


Do I have to wear a face covering while riding on Needles Gondola?

Yes, although sanitization measures are in place, face coverings are required inside Needles Gondola because it is an enclosed space.


Will Snowbasin employees be wearing face coverings?

Yes, all Snowbasin employees will be wearing face coverings in required spaces, and when interacting with guests.


What counts as a face covering?

Face coverings must cover both the nose and mouth of the individual. These include surgical masks, cloth masks, N95 masks, ski buffs, respirators and other personal protective equipment that provide adequate coverage.