COVID-19

Concerned about the spread of COVID-19? We are doing everything we can to make Ski Ward as safe as possible while remaining open and providing fun, family friendly activities!

General Safety Precautions

Masks are required at all times except when seated at while eating. Masks are required while skiing, walking around, riding the lift, and anything else you can think of! Masks are required for both staff and customers in order to keep everyone safe! Masks must be work in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

High tough points will be sanitized periodically throughout the day in accordance with state guidelines.

People of the same “reservation group” may ride the lift together so ride with who you drove with. Otherwise people can ride two singles on the opposite sides of the chair lift. 

Though not required, we encourage all guests to pre-purchase any tickets or rentals they need online. If capacity allows it we will sell these things at a higher price on site day of.

Dining

Masks are required at all times except when seated at a table. Once your party is seated you are able to remove your masks and enjoy your food and drinks. If you get up from your seat for any reason we kindly ask you replace your mask.

We sanitize tables and chairs after each party leaves ensuring you have a clean space to enjoy! Bathrooms and high touch surfaces are sanitized periodically throughout the day. 

Only 6 people can sit to a table. Please do not move tables or chairs as they are spaced out so we can adhere to state guidelines. 

No reservations required! For outdoor seating, please either take a seat or proceed to the service window on the back patio and we would be happy to serve you either way! For indoor seating please see the hostess and he/she will seat you.

Lodge

The lodge will be used solely as a restaurant with seated dining and strict capacity limits. There is no lodge or indoor area to boot up, everyone is expected to come ready to ski or boot up at their car or on the patio. The industry standard right now is to consider your car your base lodge.

Yes, guest in the lodge who are not dining will be asked to move outdoors. Once you are finished eating we will ask that you move outdoors. The lodge is a place for dining only as a result of COVID-19 capacity restrictions.

Guests are encouraged to consider their car their own personal base lodge. Personal belongings should be stored in your vehicle whenever possible.

Season Passes

You have until 1 November 2020 to defer your 2020-2021 season pass until the 2021-2022 season. We are offering this so you don’t have to worry how COVID-19 will affect your family this winter, just email stephanie@skiward.com by 1 November 2020 if you would like to defer your pass to nest season, no questions asked.

If the state of Massachusetts requires  ski areas to close during the 2020-2021 season, you will get a credit toward a season pass for the 2021-2022 season. This credit will be based on how many days Ski Ward was open during the 2020 – 2021 season and the average number of operating days per season.

We will not be requiring season pass holders to make reservations. However, if you arrive at Ski Ward and the parking lot is already full (for example at 1 pm on a beautiful Sunday) there is no way we can guarantee you a parking space. Please plan accordingly. 

Yes we are and we are quickly approaching that cutoff!

Snow School

We will be having smaller class sizes, staggered lineups, and  more limited lesson availability this season.

If the state of Massachusetts requires  ski areas to close during the 2020-2021 season, you will get a credit toward a lesson program for the 2021-2022 season. This credit will be based on how many lessons were missed due to a state mandated ski area closure.

We will be having private lessons this winter. Lessons will be at different times than we normally have them in order to stagger arrival for our programs. We are not yet booking private lessons but check back soon!

We will not be having walk-in group or private lessons this season. All lesson programs must be booked 48 hours in advance.`We will also not be allowing day of sign ups for any of our programs, including multi-week and vacation programs.

People of the same “reservation group” may ride the lift together so lessons can ride with their instructor or students in their lesson. Otherwise people can ride two singles on the opposite sides of the chair lift. 

4-7 year olds will not be riding the chairlift in group lessons. We cannot put those young ages on a chair lift without an instructor and We can’t have a floater or rider instructor ride with several different groups while keeping up with the COVID-19 regulations. Out of an abudance of precaution we are going to teach the 4 to 7 year olds in group lessons to use the T-bar as an alternate. The T-bar does go all the way to the top and is actually our most advanced lift and a safer alternative for this season. If you would like your child (aged 4 to 7) to use the chair lift then please sign them up for a private lesson.

Save them! Though we may not be having walk- in group lessons this year, we do intend to bring them back next year! All group lesson tickets or punch cards must be used by March 2022.

Yes! Masks are required by both students and instructors at all times. Masks must meet CDC guidelines and be worn properly in order to participate in the lesson.