Whitefish resort closes its operations today, here is the letter communicating the closure:
Dear Fellow Skiers and Snowboarders,
After careful thought and discussion in light of the rapidly changing circumstances, we have made the decision to close for the 2019/20 winter season after the close of day today, Sunday March 15, 2020. Although there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 at our resort, or in the Flathead Valley, we feel the need to do our part in limiting the spread of the coronavirus.
It is with a heavy heart that we have reached this decision however, we feel at this time this is the best thing to do for the health of our employees, guests, and our community. It is particularly upsetting because we are all skiers and understand how important this recreation is to our mental health and well-being. For all of our guests currently at Whitefish Mountain Resort and those who have planned trips here this March and April, we sincerely apologize.
In addition to on-mountain operations, all restaurants, rental and retail shops will be closed. All events planned for the remainder of the season have been cancelled. Whitefish Mountain Resort’s lodging department will be contacting all current guests and existing reservations to work with them to make alternate travel agreements. We have relaxed our cancellation policies and will continue to honor this relaxed policy with summer reservations.
Guests that have purchased advanced tickets online are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org rather than calling the resort as it is expected that call volume will be high.
All seasonal employees will be given the opportunity to receive work assignments through their scheduled work period.
We understand that these are trying times for everyone. We had sincerely hoped to remain open and provide a place for you to get away. We look forward to the day you can return.
Dan Graves, CEO
Whitefish Mountain Resort