Sunshine Village in Banff has reported that the snow is starting to stack up! They also have announced that they will require guests older than 12 to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken 72 hours prior to visiting to access the busy mountain.
“The decision to apply the Restrictions Exemption Program has come with our gondola in mind,” said Sunshine Village spokesperson Kendra Scurfield. “Requiring vaccination status will allow us to fill the gondola closer to capacity so it will help greatly reduce the bottleneck at the base area that we did have last year from only having households ride together, and with that we’ll be able to operate our restaurants and our lifts at much closer capacity than we would without it.”
Scurfield added the organization wants to provide a healthy and safe place for not only guests to recreate, but also for its employees.
“At Sunshine, we want to be an organization that is operating with the best intents of public health and we do believe that vaccines help reduce the spread of COVID-19,” she said.
Grouse Mountain, who has a similar enclosed cabin only access, has make Vaccine Passports Mandatory.
Sunshine is aiming to open on November 11th!