COVID-19 concerns extend Hunter Mountain closure through Wednesday

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GREENE COUNTY – Hunter Mountain remained closed on Wednesday after its Tuesday coronavirus-related closure, with the remainder of its weekly operations uncertain.

The Catskills ski resort announced its initial closure through a statement on social media Tuesday morning, citing “a number of ski patrollers” being out of work in relation to COVID-19. A Wednesday morning announcement confirmed the closure’s extension. Hunter announced it will update social media platforms later on Wednesday, after “assessing our ability to operate for the rest of this week.”

“The safety of our employees and guests is our top priority and we will always ensure that we have sufficient safety personnel available for mountain operations prior to opening,” the Wednesday Facebook post read.

The resort is giving skiers who arrived at the resort Tuesday morning “complimentary tickets” for a later day.

Resorts across the area have been operating at limited capacity since the start of the season, and have implemented new guidelines to protect skiers. For the 2020-21 season, Hunter has made face coverings mandatory and implemented reservation systems for rentals and activities.

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