We have had some excellent weather for skiing and snowboarding in and around the Hudson Valley these past few weeks.

With that being said, it looks as though COVID-19 is keeping one mountain closed, at least until Friday.

Hunter Mountain shared earlier this week that they, unfortunately, had to shut down for a few days. In a statement on Facebook the staff at Hunter Mountain explained:

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. Unfortunately, this morning at Hunter Mountain, a number of ski patrollers excluded out of work relating to COVID-19 which is impacting today and tomorrow’s operations.

While Hunter Mountain was planning to open the slopes on January 7th of this week, they've decided to stay closed one more day. In another Facebook update Hunter Mountain shared:

Hunter Mountain will remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 7, but we are pleased to share that we will be open again beginning Friday, Jan. 8. We have been working with our team to ensure we will have sufficient safety personnel to operate beginning Friday morning. There is nothing simple about operating during a pandemic, but we are committed first and foremost to the safety of our employees and guests.

If you were looking to hit the slopes this weekend, pay attention to your favorite resorts' social media for any updates.

Many mountains and ski resorts have a variety of COVID-19 safety precautions in place, so check with your favorite resort before visiting for rules and regulations.

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