Allow ski hills to operate during Ontario lockdown
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Doug Ford announced new closures for Ontario to curb the Covid second wave.
Included in the closures was ski hills, but all other forms of recreation are available to enjoy. Skiing should be the safest sport to participate in with face coverings, mandatory space between patrons (skis and snowboards easily facilitate social distancing), riding chair lifts with only family, in a time of immense negativity, this can also help our mental health, not to mention the exercise that we all desperately want.
Most ski hills have created enough rules on their own to help keep COVID at bay on the slopes.
If we are unable to support our slopes and ski hill employees we may lose some of the resorts we have due to not being able to break even this year.
Historically most resorts have 3.5 months to make the money they need to pay for not only staff and taxes but also improvements, mortgages, and new opportunities.
Ontario is the only province, state, or territory in North America to shutter ski hills.
We want Premier Doug Ford to allow skiing during this pandemic, because it’s also an opportunity for peaceful sport, family time, and exercise for young children up to and including adults in a safe outdoor fresh air environment. Keep the lifts and slopes open, close the shops and restaurants to help mitigate Covid spread.
Please Premier Ford reconsider your position.
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