Passionate skiers and snowboarders in the Northeast have been lucky in years past to make quick, spontaneous day trips to some the best mountains and trails anywhere in the country.  Got some fresh powder on a snowy Friday?  Head to Mt. Snow or Okemo on Saturday.  That won't be the case for the upcoming winter ski season as many area ski resorts have been forced to change the way they do business during the pandemic.  One of the most prominent changes that may affect the way you ski will be how you far in advance you reserved your lift ticket.  Gone are the days of short-notice trips for at least three area mountains; Mt. Snow, Okemo, and Stowe.  No reservation, no runs for you.  Here's what you should know about skiing this upcoming season.

According to a report from News Channel 13, three of the top ski resorts on Vermont have instituted policies  designed to make skiing and snowboarding more Covid-friendly.  In order a to keep the number of guests at a manageable number, these three resorts in particular are requiring that guests make reservations well in advance.

For Mt. Snow which opens up on November 14th, season pass holders will get priority access to the mountain through December 7th and those members will basically have the mountain all to themselves.  On December 8th, lift passes will go on sale to the general public, but reservations must be made in advance and availability may be limited.

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