Jay Peak Resort shutting down winter operations over coronavirus

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NEWPORT — Effective at the end of business operations at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, Jay Peak will be closing winter operations for the 2019-2020 season.

Tomorrow will be limited to skiing and snowboarding, and limited food and beverage operations.

The Pumphouse Indoor Waterpark, Clips and Reels Indoor Climbing Gym, Taiga Spa, Jay Peak Ski and Ride School, and all regularly scheduled concert events closed today.

“This is obviously a difficult decision for us and one that we have not made without hours and days of deliberation and predicated on hourly updates from federal agencies, state officials and international health organizations,” the resort said in a statement.

Steve Wright, President/General Manager at Jay Peak Resort, said that the most recent tipping point was the announcement by the Quebec government to limit entry into the United States and similar restrictions placed on travelers from Ontario markets.

The resort plans to reopen for the summer season on Friday, May 1, with the reopening of the Pumphouse Indoor Waterpark.

On May 16 they plan to celebrate the opening of their Jay Peak Championship Golf Course.

The resort said it will offer either full refunds or will push vacations to the next year and lock in this year’s rate, so there is no additional cost for guests.

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