The ski area is using input from an online survey to help refine their COVID-19 reopening plan.

Another local ski area released initial plans for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Located in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Wolf Creek Ski Area sent out a survey asking the public to help refine their reopening plans, which received more than 4,000 responses. Owner Davey Pitcher announced plans to cap visitors on the mountain to 5,000 per day. The ski area's capacity is 6,000, and the cap will help control traffic at Wolf Creek.

"This level of use would provide ample space to maintain social distancing and create an uncrowded environment that most skiers/boarders would appreciate," the survey description said. 

Though the official survey closed in August, you can still take it here and read through the ski area's potential procedures. 

Wolf Creek has not yet published final plans regarding reopening with COVID-19 safety measures and do not have a set opening date. However, they announced on their Facebook on September 9 that the pre-season pass sale will begin Saturday, September 26, and run through Sunday, October 4. 

"We take pride in providing affordable, safe, and fun experience for our guests and it is our goal to protect you and our community as much as possible," the final page of the survey stated. "New policies will be developed based on these survey answers for final review and once finalized they will be made public."

As we approach the 2020-2021 ski and board season, more ski areas and resorts are releasing safety guidelines and opening plans. Vail Resorts and Loveland Ski Area were among the first to announce detailed plans. Copper Mountain recently released details on a new parking reservation system to limit the number of guests.