Schweitzer Ski Resort to end night skiing due to lack of masks

Night skiing at north Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain Resort near Sandpoint has been called off next weekend due to noncompliance with mask and social distancing policies.

In a Facebook post Sunday morning the resort said “due to an overwhelming lack of compliance with the resort’s mask policies and social distancing” twilight skiing will not be offered over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend from Jan. 15-17. Planned fireworks will take place Saturday, but must be enjoyed from condos and the parking lot.

Schweitzer requires skiers and snowboarders to wear face coverings when they are unable to social distance from people outside of their household.

In early December, Schweitzer threatened to close unless skiers and snowboarders wore face coverings when waiting in lift lines and inside the resort. Officials say day skiers have been very good about compliance. But skiers at night have not.

It’s unknown yet whether twilight skiing will continue after the holiday weekend. (Spokesman-Review)

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