As the Vail Valley begins to reopen, life is beginning to flourish again. There are precautions, however, to ensure the safety of our community and our guests who come to visit. Here are some tips for you to get the most out of your visit.
Social Distancing is very much in effect here in the Vail Valley. Restaurants are operating at 50% capacity or less, or they are doing takeout only. Adventure outfitters are running with smaller trips and fewer people in their transportation. When you’re planning your trip, make sure you are booking in advance because the ability to just drop in and do and activity is much more difficult due to logistics. For example, if you want to go rafting, only your family can be in your raft with you, and there’s social distancing on your bus to the river. There are also staggered arrival times so fewer people are in the boathouse at each time.
Masks are required in many places, including restaurants and grocery stores. You’ll find most businesses also require their employees to wear masks, and have extra sanitizing measures in compliance with state outlines. Our community is very welcoming of masks because we know by wearing them we are helping keep each other healthy and helping our front line workers by keeping the curve as flat as we can.
The State of Colorado has a 3 phase plan for reopening, and have labeled it just like skiing! Our first stage was the Green stage, and we are currently in the Blue Stage. The next stage is the Black stage, and restrictions will loosen a bit more when we get there. To read up about each stage and what this means for you and your vacation, please visit the Colorado Covid-19 website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home
Being outdoors in Colorado is a great way to socially distance! There are so many activities we have here which are conducive to being 6 feet away from other people including hiking, biking, horseback riding, rafting, ziplining, and more!
One thing to keep in mind is your lodging may not be running at full capacity. It is worthwhile to check with your hotel or condo before you arrive to see what amenities are currently open (some may not even be allowed to open quite yet). This way, you know what to expect before you arrive, and can plan accordingly. Each property is a bit different, so it is definitely a plus to check.
And if you have any specific questions, please let me know! I would love for your to safely come and visit our beautiful mountains, and am here to answer any thoughts you may have. Just leave me a comment or shoot me an email. If I get a few frequently asked questions, I’ll post them in an update. Remember, if you are having any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and reschedule your trip—you have to take care of yourself, we’ll still be here for you when you’re all better!
Stay safe, stay healthy, and be kind 🙂