WEST VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Another local ski hill will be suspending operations in light of COVID-19.
Cypress Mountain Resort says it will be closing down Sunday afternoon, starting at 4:00 p.m.
“We have worked tirelessly over the past couple of weeks to increase preventative measures in order to reduce the possibility of transmission of the Coronavirus, but ultimately we feel the appropriate step right now is to be socially responsibility (sic) and suspend operations to help mitigate any further risk of spreading the COVID-19,” says a release from the resort, which adds the health of guests and employees is the top priority.
.@Cypressmtn is the latest ski resort to suspend operations because of #COVIDー19. While you can still hit the slopes this morning and afternoon, the mountain will suspend things at 4pm. @WhistlerBlckcmb is also closed this week.
— Monika Gul (@MonikaGul) March 15, 2020
The resort also admits while the news of the closure spreads, it’s anticipating increased call volumes. It says will “work hard to respond to all inquiries.”
The resort will remain closed until further notice.
Whistler-Blackcomb resort is also closed because of the virus.
Vail Resorts, which owns Whistler-Blackcomb, announced on Saturday that it would be shutting down all of its North American resorts between March 15 and 22.
The company will announce whether the closure will continue past March 22 on Friday.
-With files from Lisa Steacy