Pass & Badge Update

Our plan for this upcoming winter will be to manage your Ski & Ride experience with these simple safety measures in place; mask-wearing in corrals including loading and unloading lifts, social distancing, using your vehicle for changing into gear instead of our base lodge, staying home if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, and joining friends or family who can ride with you on double chairlifts. The management of Smuggs is also very concerned with the health and safety of our employees and our expectations are to work towards establishing a comfortable carrying capacity on the mountain. This is a variable calculated by the overall number of people on the hill compared to trail count and lift operations. Exceeding this capacity or safety protocols leaves our staff and guests in potentially unsafe areas of exposure. Based on past historical data there are peak days during holidays and weekends where we could be exceeding our comfortable capacity and will need to limit the amount of ticket sales to the general public. For instance, restrictions may be tighter during the early season when trails and or lifts are limited.

At this time we are not planning any reservation process for our loyal local day market. The Bash Badge, Bash Badge Plus, and Hybrid product owners who need to purchase tickets will be required to purchase tickets online to minimize any in-person contact. We expect to operate on a first come first served basis for mountain access with robust real-time communication system in place to promote in advance if our comfortable capacity is being maximized. Smuggs is planning to communicate through multiple channels to provide every skier and rider with updated mountain status reporting to better plan your day on the slopes (e.g. FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Snow Report email, Smuggs Snow Report, and text alerts*).

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a cold and snowy season so we are planning on you having a great time on the slopes of Smuggs this winter with health and safety foremost.

* Text the word SNOW to 855-421-2279 to receive the most up-to-date mountain information.

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