Lack of Vaccine Mandate at B.C. Ski Resort Causes Concerns about Enclosed Gondolas

Skiers and snowboarders are looking forward to the upcoming winter season, but some say they won’t be hitting the slopes at British Columbia’s Whistler Blackcomb ski resort. Many are concerned that the resort’s ski lifts are enclosed gondolas that are often tightly packed, and the company will not be requiring proof-of-vaccination for guests this season. “There is no other place that we are shoulder to shoulder, leg to leg, breath to breath, with other people in such a closed air space,” said Cathy Zeglinski, a Whistler resident and medical doctor. Vail Resorts, which operates Whistler Blackcomb, notes masks are mandatory on lifts and gondolas, but some think this measure is still not enough.

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