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Cypress Mountain to suspend operations amid COVID-19 outbreak

Last Updated Mar 15, 2020 at 10:14 am PDT

(Courtesy: Cypress Mountain Resort)
Summary

Cypress Mountain Resort is suspending operations until further notice

In a release, it states the decision is to help reduce the possibility of transmitting the new coronavirus

Whistler-Blackcomb resort is also closed because of the virus

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.

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