What will the on-mountain dining experience be like this winter?
To allow for physical distancing, we will be managing the number of people in our restaurants in accordance with all local public health requirements and will monitor guests coming in and out of restaurants at the entrances. Our approach to each restaurant will be a little different, depending on the layout and flow of each facility. Our full-service, sit down restaurants will operate with reduced seating, spaced to enable physical distancing. At most of our large, quick-service restaurants we intend to reconfigure our ?scramble areas? to have a cafeteria-style approach, where guest come in and go through a single line, pass all the food options until they get to the cashier.
In many of these locations we will be utilizing Time to Dine - a convenient way to help you plan your meals, so you can enjoy skiing and riding without worrying about the lunch rush. To see availability and book a mealtime, simply access Time to Dine through your EpicMix app . Time slots open daily at 7 a.m. Food options in quick-service restaurants will be more limited this season, with just a handful of ready-to-go hot and cold options and no ability for any custom or special orders.
Will you be restricting capacity at your restaurants?
We are managing capacity at all of our dining facilities in accordance to local and state regulations. In many cases, this capacity could be significantly reduced ? please plan ahead! We will be spacing tables in seating areas as well to allow for physical distancing while eating. We will also be maintaining as much outdoor seating as we can.
Given these limitations, we will recommend that guests adjust their schedules and try to dine earlier or later than normal (before noon or after 2 p.m.). We will also encourage guests to bring water, snacks and other food with them on the mountain to ensure they stay hydrated and have the energy needed for their ski day.
What restaurants will be open?
Please visit our Mountain Dining page here, or utilize the EpicMix app to learn more about which restaurants will be open this year!
Will I have to wear a face covering inside while dining?
We will be requiring guests to wear face coverings at all times within our facilities, except when actively eating at their table at one of our restaurants.
Will restaurants accept cash?
All transactions in our restaurants, and elsewhere at our resorts, will be cashless (unless required by local regulations).
Do you have to make reservations for dining?
At some of our restaurants we?re offering Time to Dine ? a convenient way to help you plan your meals, so you can enjoy skiing and riding without worrying about the lunch rush. To see availability and book a mealtime, simply access Time to Dine through your EpicMix app. Time slots open daily at 7 a.m.
Will full-service dining still be available?
Yes, we will continue to operate our full-service, on-mountain restaurants this winter with appropriate physical distancing. Restaurants will only be open for lunch and we will recommend making a reservation in advance.
Will full-service bars still be open?
Full-service bars will not be open at our resorts this winter. We will still sell packaged beer and wine at most of our locations, but we will not operate any full-service bars, on or off the mountain, as we do not believe convening in a traditional bar setting, anywhere in the resort, is safe during this pandemic.
Can you bring your own food into the lodges and use a table?
Since stopping by one of our restaurants will not be as easy as in years? past, we will encourage guests to bring water, snacks and other food with them on the mountain to ensure they stay hydrated and have the energy needed for their ski day. Guests will be able to bring their own food into our lodges this season, if capacity allows, but we will ask that everyone be considerate of time and only use the table when actively dining.
How are you planning to manage dining capacity on days with bad weather and guests can?t dine outdoors?
To allow for physical distancing, we will be managing the number of people coming in and out of our restaurants at the entrances. If a restaurant is at capacity, guests will be asked to visit another restaurant, or wait until another party leaves the lodge to enter. This includes weather days when outdoor dining may not be available. Given these limitations we recommend that guests adjust their schedules and try to dine earlier or later than normal, especially when outdoor dining is not available.
Will guests be able to enter on-mountain lodges during an emergency?
While we do our best to anticipate weather events to minimize impacts to our guests, it is very important to have face coverings for each member of your party easily accessible. If response to severe weather, or an environmental threat, forces a rapid response from mountain operations, we will prioritize guests? immediate safety over standard health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please do your part to help us operate safely and keep your face covering on hand at all times.
Will guests have access to lockers / changing rooms?
All locker and changing rooms will follow local guidelines, meaning limited access this season. Please plan ahead in the event these facilities are at capacity or unavailable.
What about non-skiing guests and family members? Can my non-skiing family come and meet me in the lodge for lunch?
Reservations are required for those looking to access our lifts and gondolas (including those using gondolas to access on-mountain restaurants). To allow for physical distancing, capacity in our lodges will be reduced and we ask that non-skiing and non-riding guests plan to limit their time in our lodges to ensure that all guests are able to utilize these facilities.