What It's Really Like To Ski During A Pandemic
Cold feet: This was my biggest concern.
"So you'll wear toe warmers. Or we'll buy you heated boots. Or you'll go to the car to warm up when you need a break."
That comment was from my husband, Steve, who'd been obsessing about getting (back) on the mountain since approximately March when a trip to Zermatt, Switzerland, was cut short amid frightening news of a raging pandemic.
Eager to log as many days snowboarding as possible, Steve remained undeterred by the ski resorts' mounting coronavirus protocols. Safety measures vary by resort, but may include a reservation requirement, mandated mask-wearing, social distancing rules, and limited use of any and all indoor facilities.
Chris Linsmayer with Colorado Ski says some resorts in Colorado "are encouraging using the car as a home base." He says it's potentially a good place to eat lunch.
This concept of the vehicle as home base added to my reservations around skiing during coronavirus.