Skiers heading to SilverStar Mountain Resort can begin to reserve parking for the 2020-21 season as of Nov. 18, 2020.
The resort announced its reservation system, a protective measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, will be in place every day of the season so those heading up the mountain can book a space free of charge.
Parking reservations will be valid until 11 a.m., after which that space will become available without a reservation based on availability.
“The parking reservation system means guests can know that when they plan a trip to SilverStar, they are going to have a great experience — they know they will have a spot to park before they arrive and plenty of room to spread out on the mountain,” general manager Ken Derpak said.
“We are doing everything we can to ensure a great, fun-filled ski and ride season,” he said in a Nov. 4 statement. “By managing the number of people visiting SilverStar at any given time, staff and guests will be able to appropriately physically distance, stay safe and have fun.”
Bookings open at 9 a.m. Nov. 18, 2020. All guests can reserve a total of 12 days at any given time, the resort said, which they can do by reserving parking for five “advanced days” starting Nov. 18 and seven “week-of days” when the season kicks off.
Advance booking is recommended and same-day reservations can be made if they’re available.
Parking will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis after 11 a.m. when unfilled reserved spaces become available.
The new parking system, along with the resort’s requirement for guests to pre-book passes and experiences is part of the plan to keep the community safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020-21 plan follows Canada’s West Ski Area and National Ski Areas Association’s ski Well, Be Well best practices.
Depending on the weather, SilverStar Mountain Resort should open for the 2020-21 ski season Friday, Dec. 4. Nordic trails will open Nov. 28 with limited access to facilities.