Read a Letter from our GM, Winter 2020/21 plans
Dear Families and Friends,
The Team here at Lost Valley are anxiously awaiting the upcoming ski season and seeing all of you again. The Almanacs all say it will be a snowy one and we have our fingers crossed that it will be. This summer, the team here at Lost Valley has made some significant upgrades in the parking areas, lodge, rental fleet, snowmaking, and lifts which will make you and your families safer and improve your overall experience here. We cannot wait for you to see the improvements if you have not already!
As expected, due to these Covid-19 times, the way things run this season will be a bit different, but our overall goal and mission to get people outside on the slopes is un-waivered and ready to rock! We are however making some changes to the way we do things around here. What changes will happen? Though all plans are subject to change and have not been finalized, we do have some details to share about what the general experience will be in the early ski season.
The Ski Areas across the USA are working together to ensure that your skiing experience is as safe as possible. The industry has put together a program, “Ski Well Be Well”, which all areas in the State of Maine will subscribe to. Our utmost concern here is the safety and health of our guests, employees, and members of our Maine communities. Some of these universal ski area implementations that we will be adhering to are:
• Mandatory face coverings in lift lines, on the lift and in the lift unloading area.
• Mandatory face coverings inside our baselodge except when seated.
• Face coverings will also be required in our learning area and any other area where social distancing is not possible.
Lost Valley is also taking additional measures to cut down on lines, crowds and person to person contact. Some of the major tweaks are relocation our ticket window to a building outside near the lodge. This change will prevent lines from queueing up inside and allow us to have more people inside the lodge to warm up, use the bathrooms and fuel up at Grab ‘n Go and our brewpub. Mandatory advanced online lift tickets, rental equipment, as well as lessons programs which are already live and booking. If you are looking for more info on our Covid planning & procedures, we’ve developed a page on our website, LostValleySki.com/news, which is update whenever information changes. Our Individual departments will constantly evaluate, implement, and alter processes to better serve & protect our guest, and improve overall experience.
There’s no doubt this is going to be a different year, but we anticipate this to be a huge year for exposing new people to this sport we all love, and most importantly for us all to get out and enjoy the trails at Lost Valley. Together, we can all make this year the best year yet! We can’t wait to have you back in The Valley!
-John Herrick, Lost Valley General Manager
P.S. It’s okay to start your snow dances early this year!