Resorts of the Canadian Rockies require vaccination to access elevators – BC News

Ski slopes require vaccine

A group of ski resorts on the BC side of the Rocky Mountains will require proof of vaccination to access chair lifts and indoor facilities.

Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, parent company of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort, announced the announcement online Monday.

“This decision was made with the goal of providing you, our guests, our staff and our resort community with the safest possible environment,” the company said.

The majority of BC ski slopes have so far chosen not to make vaccination mandatory to access lifts, with the exception of Grouse Mountain, which requires a closed and crowded gondola to access the slope.

Season card holders at RCR resorts must upload their vaccination status QR code via email.

“Medical or religious exemptions will be considered; however, requests must be submitted four weeks before the date of your resort visit,” the company said. “Exemptions will only be approved if the RCR believes we can ensure the safety of other guests and staff.”

Season pass holders who do not wish to comply with vaccination requirements have until 15 December to request a refund.

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