LOOKOUT PASS SKI AREA - WHAT TO EXPECT REGARDING COVID CONCERNS AT THE MOUNTAIN THIS WINTER.
EFFECTIVE Dec. 1, 2021:
Lookout Pass will not require Masks outside, in lift or Ticket Lines. We ARE ENCOURAGING GUESTS TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AND THOSE THAT DO SO A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE WILL SAVE A FEW DOLLARS ON EACH TICKET RESERVED. WE WILL STILL HAVE A SELECT NUMBER OF LIFT TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE MOUNTAIN EVERY DAY. SO RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT STRONGLY ENCOURAGED AS WE DON'T WANT TO TURN ANY GUESTS AWAY.
guests CAN CERTAINLY wear a mask if they feel more comfortable DOING SO.
Inside we have spaced tables apart and are opearting tables and chairs at 75 percent of capacity. Masks are not required.
We will abide by all mandates issued by the state OF IDAHO, Panhandle Health & Shoshone County to keep our employees and guests safe.
We will load our lifts to capacity to help guests get as many runs in as possible and to minimize lift lines. We plan to have single lines back in our corrals. Please come prepared to ride on full chairs with OTHER family MEMBERS or with other guests.
the department of justice and the us equal employment opportunity commission (eeoc) hAve clearly stated that businesses and other places of public accommodation may insist on health protocols to protect their employees and other guests! WE HOPE WE DON'T HAVE TO.
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Lookout Pass remains steadfastly focused on providing the BEST POWDER and groomed snow conditions at the BEST VALUE, while maintaining a true focus on the safety of our staff, guests and communities we work and live in.
No question our operations will again be different! We are committed to remaining flexible and patient in how we handle our operations and will continue to follow the guidance of both the Idaho State COVID plans for business and the Idaho Panhandle Health Department guidelines.
Understanding that circumstances may change at any time, the following are Lookout Pass’ COVID related general guidelines to help you in planning your winter visits:
- If you are SICK OR FEEL SYMPTOMATIC, STAY HOME, so that you can get well, without the worry or burden of possibly infecting others.
- If you are inside or outside, we ask that you KEEP A 6 FOOT DISTANCE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND OTHERS that are not family or people you are traveling with.
- Whenever you are NOT ABLE TO properly social distance, we ask that you WEAR FACE MASKS OR COVERINGS THAT COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE. This applies to both inside and outside while at the area. Most importantly please be thoughtful and respectful of others, as each of us has a different feeling of what is right and wrong in our handling of COVID concerns.
- ACCESS TO ALL INDOOR SPACES WILL BE LIMITED: These will include restrooms, locker rooms, restaurant, bar, equipment rentals, ski school, retail shop and other common areas. There are fewer Tables and Chairs inside.
- To start the season in our RESTAURANT & LODGE AREA we will NOT allow guests to boot up or store personal items inside any of the lodges. Fewer tables & seats will be available – TABLES & SEATS THAT ARE AVAILABLE WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO GUESTS WHO PURCHASE FOOD or DRINKS FROM THE RESORT! No outside food may be brought into the lodge (Keep it at your vehicle).
- Lookout SEASON PASS HOLDERS USAGE WILL NOT BE LIMITED throughout the season - Unless for some unknown reason the state were to imposes strict limitations!
- Try to COME MIDWEEK when less people will be on the mountain. On some busy days guests may find parking lots filling earlier so we encourage all guests to choose days (midweek, non holiday or early & late season) to visit when it is less congested. You will have a better experience and the mountain is giving you an incentive with lower midweek lift ticket rates and more space to roam freely.
- We will closely monitor busy days and times and may be forced to limit access to Lookout Pass during peak weekends and holidays. If this occurs, WE WILL OPEN THE MOUNTAIN ON A FIRST-COME - FIRST-SERVED BASIS and will do our best to communicate this on our website and thru social media. Please stay connected to these sources so you can plan accordingly.
- ENHANCED CLEANING - Our facilities are cleaned and sanitized daily as part of our normal course of business. We've increased the frequency and extent of those cleanings too. Hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed throughout our buildings. Employees are reminded to use proper hand washing techniques and we have posted proper hand washing techniques at all sinks.
- RENTAL & LESSONS - Fewer People in the registration areas... details on these programs are available on our website. Lookout Pass offers a season long equipment rental program. Understandably these value-priced season long ski or snowboard rental packages will be available only for a limited time or thru 12/17. SEASON LONG RENTALS are simply the best way to guarantee you’ll have equipment for whatever days you want to visit & without having to go thru the rental process every time you visit. As well, our LOOKOUT PASS SKI SCHOOL has outlined special offerings including Family Privates, Make your own Group Private lessons, Semi-Private, and Small Size Group lessons. Understand that most lesson offerings will require reservations in advance to book.
We love what we do and look forward to sharing our great mountain with you. We are certainly excited for winter to come and we stand ready to welcome you back in a responsible way.
Be Safe and Enjoy
Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area
We have implemented the following precautions to prevent the spread of the virus:
- Our facilities are cleaned and sanitized daily as part of our normal course of business.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed throughout our buildings.
- Employees & Guests are reminded to use proper hand washing techniques and we have posted proper hand washing techniques at all sinks.
- CDC education notices have been placed in prominent locations.
- Employees showing any signs of illness are instructed not to report to work, and these absences will be excused. We expect the same from our guests - Don't come if you feel sick.
- We've created more space between tables in the lodge & in the Loft bar by removing seats and tables to create an appropriate buffer area between guests.
- Lifts will lbe loaded to capacity to minimize wait times and increase the number of runs guest can expect to enjoy during a day on the mountain. There will be singles lines and guests will be loaded onto chairs to full capacity so you may ride with stranges .Please come prepared. Wear a mask if you like.
- BUIDLINGS UPDATE - NO Brown Bagging, lounging for hours or indoor bag storage available. Bathroom, Locker access are available, along with served food as well as Grab & Go Food access. Tables and chairs inside are for guests purchasing food from the mountain. Please think of others and be ready to give up your seat to another with a tray of food when you are finished. Be patient and show understanding with all our employees and they will do the same for you our valued guest: Food Service, The Bar, Rentals, Snowsports School and Tickets are set up at 75% of our normal indoor capacity. Suggestions to avoid any conjestion - eat early 11 am instead of noon (which is high tide), or hold off till 1:30 pm when other have transitioned back out onto the slopes.
- We'll continue to offer more outside seating on our back deck & on the snowbanks surrounding this area - Enjoy eating outside. The virus does not like sunshine. So enjoy sitting outside absorbing copeous amounts of vitamin D.
- Snow Sports will be doing most lessons by Reservations. Lesson space is limited, We strongly suggest lessons be booked well in advance. Do it online or call 208.744.1234 x 15 or email Lessons@SkiLookout.com for questions.
- Many of our favorite events will happen again this winter so check out our EVENTS PAGE for details. This includes Santa Day on Dec. 22, Our Torchlight Parade, Pacific NW Wife Carrying contest, Cardboard Box Derby, Pond Skimming & our Easter Egg Hunt.
- If any guests are planning to visit and feel sick we implore you to make a prudent decision and stay home. Making some awesome turns is not worth putting others health at risk.
- If you have recently traveled to an area with a heightened risk we also ask you to stay home.
- Porta Johns will be added with clensing stations one set likely just below our Quad Lift. Possibly even. one at the summit or base of Chair #2 on the sunny side of the mountain.
All of these practices are based on guidance provided by the CDC and WHO, along with guidance from our local, U.S. Government and Public Health Agencies and thru numerous conversations with other mountain on how best to keep ski areas open in another Covid challenged winter.
We are happy to assist you with questions or group reservation. Phone: 208.744.1234