TOPICS & TIMES:
- Have you ever seen anything like this before? (1:36)
- Explain what’s going on? (3:51)
- The Executive Order from the Governor of Colorado (6:30)
- What does this mean for mountain towns? (15:18)
- What should we be doing? (26:00)
This past weekend, something happened that has never happened in the history of resort skiing: in the span of 12 hours, most ski areas abruptly suspended operations.
This mass closure of ski areas came in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this has all happened so fast — and with new information coming out and changing almost every hour, that many of us are shaken, left with lots of questions, wondering what, exactly, is going on, and also wondering … what’s next?
So last night I spoke with veteran ski industry reporter, Jason Blevins, about these truly unprecedented events. Jason is a reporter at the Colorado Sun, he is one of the most respected and well-connected reporters in the ski industry business, and he has been keeping close tabs on this evolving situation.
So let’s get to my conversation with Jason about what, exactly, is going on, what is likely to come next, the impact on ski towns, and what each of us should and shouldn’t be doing right now.