They ducked into the shops and restaurants that line the main street. They bought green-dyed beer for St. They huddled around fire pits.
Some even took part in a hula hoop competition. In an unprecedented move, operations at the ski resort just an hour outside of Denver were suspended in the wake of an executive order by Gov. Jared Polis Saturday night to address the coronavirus pandemic.
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Skiing is a billion-dollar industry in the state. The same day, Alterra Mountain Company, which operates Winter Park, made the decision to shut down its 15 North American destinations until further notice, which also closes Steamboat Resort in Routt County.
Denver ordered bars and restaurants to close on-site eating and 50 National Guard troops are on the move in the Western Slope to deploy mobile testing. Now, her staff will try to navigate the abrupt closure and the uncertainty it brings. Her first priority is to make sure employees and guests are taken care of.
To that end, resort housing will remain open indefinitely, and several dining options in the village will stay open as well. According to its website, the resort is working with guests to issue refunds on upcoming travel and rentals.
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Manning the gondola was William Trull, a lift attendant from Nebraska. He had recently returned from vacation to the news that the resort was closing.
Nothing like this has happened in 80 years plus. There are staff meetings scheduled to address those concerns.
A deflated feeling hung over the village Sunday, as guests returned equipment rentals and called airlines to reschedule flights. : I have travel plans, should I keep them?
He arrived at Winter Park around the time the closing announcement was made. I do feel bad for the people who are coming from out of state.
Still, he seemed to be making the best of a disappointing closure. In another corner of the village, members of the Blake family sat around a table, trying to plan their next move. Everybody here locally has been very accommodating.
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