Over the past two weeks we have received questions from our members and the community about RED Mountain Resort’s vaccination policy for the upcoming season. Like you, we have been waiting for greater clarity from the Government of British Columbia, and the scope of the vaccination passport orders that were announced on August 23, 2021.
Now that these orders have been published, we want to share how they apply to RED Mountain Resort and to explain the additional vaccination requirements we have decided to implement to ensure the health and safety of everyone visiting our resort.
Provincial Vaccine Passport Orders:
Under the provincial vaccine passport orders, our guests are currently required to provide proof of vaccination in the following venues or activities and events:
- Dining at our restaurant, pub or bars (whether indoors or outdoors)
- When attending indoor events of 50 or more persons, such as weddings, conferences, group events, etc.
Proof of vaccination will be required using the BC digital vaccine card, alongside valid government-issued photo ID. For more information about how to obtain your BC digital vaccine card, please visit this link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html. International visitors must show the proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada, alongside their passport for ID verification. Out of province visitors must show their provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record and Valid government photo ID.
The vaccine mandate described above applies to all guests age 12 and up. There are no exemptions allowed for medical, religious or other grounds.
RED Mountain Resort Policy:
As many of you know, RED Mountain Resort is one of the oldest ski hills in North America. Designed and built many years ago, the physical arrangement of our indoor spaces frequently overlap with each other or utilize smaller footprints. As a result of these unique features, we have decided that the best way to keep our guests safe is to mandate vaccinations for all guests entering our indoor spaces.
What this means for you is that guests age 12 and up are required to provide proof of vaccination to enter any indoor space at the resort, including:
- Rental Shops
- Retail store
- Locker Room
- Guest Services
- All Dining Facilities
Proof of vaccination must be provided using the BC digital vaccine card, alongside valid government-issued photo ID. International travellers may provide the proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada, alongside their passport for ID verification. RED Mountain Resort will not retain the vaccination status information of any of our guests.
Guests who are unable to be vaccinated for a reason protected by the BC Human Rights Code (including medical and religious exemptions) will be provided appropriate accommodation.
At this time, vaccination will NOT be required to access the mountain, ski lifts or any other outdoor facilities or activities. Washroom facilities will be made available for unvaccinated guests.
We encourage all our guests to do their part and get vaccinated. We will have further updates on COVID-19 safety measures as the start of the season approaches. Thank you to all our guests for your support, and for helping to ensure a safe and enjoyable 2021/2022 snow season.