Sea-to-Sky Gondola officially reopens to the public

May 28 2020, 8:49 pm

The Sea-to-Sky Gondola announced on Thursday that after an exclusive opening for pass holders, the attraction is now open to members of the public.

The Gondola shuttered in mid-March. Access to the summit was prevented and all activities and facilities were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Like many other services in British Columbia, operations will resume with additional safety protocols and reduced capacity. For starters, guests will be required to purchase tickets online as a means of limiting unnecessary physical contact on-site.

Capacity will be carefully monitored by staff, and visitors will need to show proof of ticket or pass purchase before entering the parking lot. During busy periods, some riders may be asked to remain in their car while entering the attraction or to visit later in the day.

As for the actual attraction, cabins will be solely occupied by groups that arrive together. Only even-numbered cabins will be used, allowing for extra spacing and sanitization between visitors.

One-way, directional signage has been placed at some trails at the peak, including the Sky Pilot Suspension bridge. Some viewing platforms will also have posted capacities, allowing for optimal physical distancing.

Food and beverage services will be open; however, they will be limited to “grab and go” items. The Summit Lodge will be closed save for access to washrooms.

The Gondola finally reopened to the public last February, six months after a shocking act of vandalism forced its closure.

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