WARWICK, N.Y. (December 21, 2020) – On the heels of a winter storm, dropping more than 14 inches of fresh snow across the mountain, Mount Peter, New York’s family ski resort, had a successful early opening for season passholders last weekend, and has announced that all skiing, riding, and snow tubing activities will open to the public on Wednesday, Dec. 23.
“Even Mother Nature was excited for our guests to get back on the mountain this week! We’re ready to welcome skiers, snow tubers, and riders for the first runs of the season,” said Amy Sampson-Cutler, Executive Manager of Mount Peter. “While there are a few new policies in place to help protect our guests’ health and comfort, our customers can expect the same great family-fun when they return to Mount Peter this winter.”
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mount Peter has taken a number of precautionary steps to help protect the health of its guests and staff this season, including the installation of ultraviolet (UV) lights across the property. UV lights have been installed in Mount Peter’s main lodge and Sunrise lodge as well as tents at the tubing hill and rental location to disinfect all equipment prior to the next guest. The facility also has a portable hand-held unit controlled via Bluetooth technology that can sterilize areas such as bathrooms and food services areas in as few as five minutes and leaves no chemical residue behind.
In accordance with New York State and Department of Health guidelines, all patrons and staff of Mount Peter are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines, including the use of face masks at all times. All employees, mountain school participants, and race team members will be required to complete a health screening questionnaire before training and work each day.
Lift tickets will be limited in capacity, with priority given to season passholders. All other guests must reserve a spot in advance of their trip by using Mount Peter’s online reservation system. Additionally, base lodges will be limited to 50 percent capacity and a 30-minute limit for table service will be instituted. Outside food, coolers, personal bags, and strollers will not be permitted inside the lodge.
Mount Peter’s rental shop will remain open for the winter season, but guests will be limited inside of the shop to allow for proper social distancing and cleaning procedures. All rental equipment will be properly disinfected using the new UV light sterilization technique between each use, and enhanced cleaning will take place daily.
Mount Peter’s famous FREE beginner lessons, offered on weekends and holidays, is a perfect way to get started on a new and active hobby. Mount Peter also offers private and family lessons, including mid-week learn to ski and snowboard packages.
Guests are encouraged to check in on Mount Peter’s online snow report. You can also call the Mount Peter Snow Phone at (845) 986-4992 to hear the latest trail openings and conditions.
Just an hour drive from the GW Bridge, Mount Peter is located at 51 Old Mount Peter Road in Warwick, New York. For more information on Mount Peter visit www.mtpeter.com.