Managers at Hilltop Ski Area plan to channel their inner Mikaela Shiffrin to negotiate the twists and turns of doing business this winter during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re ready to be nimble and to pivot as necessary to keep this area available,” general manager Trevor Bird said Wednesday in advance of next week’s season opening.
The ski area in South Anchorage will open Tuesday to season ticket holders and Thursday to the general public.
Masks will be required everywhere but the slopes — lift lines, the chair lift, the lodge — plus use of the day lodge will be limited and a new online ticketing system will be in place.
“The biggest takeaway is things are going to look different this year,” Bird said.
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