Covid-19 FAQ and Information

COVID-19 FALL RECREATION & DINING INFO

• Golf – The Quarry and The Legend courses are open.  Tee times online or via phone: 218.865.8030. Golf course social distancing guidelines found here

• Mountain Biking – TRAILS OPEN. Chair lift open. (one person or one family per chair). As of June 10, tickets available IN PERSON (Giants Ridge Gift Shop, 1st floor, Main Chalet). Bike rental available by calling 218.865.8024.

• Disc Golf Course OPEN for the season. As of June 10, tickets available IN PERSON (Giants Ridge Gift Shop, 1st floor, Main Chalet).

• Scenic Chairlift Rides OPEN for the season. As of June 10, tickets available IN PERSON (Giants Ridge Gift Shop, 1st floor, Main Chalet).

• Climbing Wall – closed until further notice.

• Wacootah Grille (Quarry clubhouse) – Patio dining + limited indoor seating + takeout available. 
Call ahead for reservations/takeout: 218.865.8045.

• Bunkers Grill (Legend) – Patio seating + takeout. Call ahead for takeout: 218.865.8041.

• Burnt Onion Kitchen and Brews – OPEN Friday – Sunday. Reservations recommended: 218.865.8061

• Playground – OPEN + sanitized daily.

OUR COMMITMENT TO GUEST SAFETY 

In these challenging times we have made some operational changes for the 2020-2021 winter sports season to help us adhere to guidelines created to keep our guests, employees and our community safe and healthy.  These changes are consistent with current restrictions and follow the National Ski Area Association’s Ski Well, Be Well best practices.

We believe these changes will likely evolve over the course of the season. We appreciate your help and understanding as we work to provide exceptional outdoor winter recreation. Help us stay open – don’t be the reason to end our season. We are committed to continuing to provide premier outdoor recreation at Giants Ridge — in ways that promote health, safety and reduce the risk of infection.

Snowsports are an ideal way for you to play in the wide-open spaces of northern Minnesota taking advantage of the health benefits of outdoor recreation.

PREPARE FOR YOUR WINTER VISIT

  • All skiing guests must purchase lift tickets online before arrival. Capacity limits may apply. 
  • Guests must complete electronic waivers online prior to arrival.
  • Guests are encouraged to use cashless payment throughout the facility.
  • Season pass holders will have priority + have unlimited access to the slopes (reservations may be required, based on occupancy and demand, as season progresses).
  • Snow Tubing will be by online reservation in specific two (2)-hour sessions.
  • On-mountain capacity limits may apply during busy times.
  • Guests are asked to get ready in their vehicle or condo prior to arrival.
  • Guests should plan on booting-up, taking breaks, warming up and eating in your vehicle if not dining in the chalet (with reservation).
  • We encourage guests to bring water, snacks and other food with them to ensure they stay hydrated and have the energy needed for their ski day.
  • All personal belongings must be kept in a vehicle or placed in a locker.
    No items are allowed to be left in the chalets (Main, South, Sports Pavilion) under or on tables/benches.
  • Slow cookers,  potluck items and other outside food items should not be brought into any Giants Ridge facilities this season.
  • At this time, all indoor spaces will have a 50% seating capacity. Reservations will be required for dining in the Main Chalet and Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews. Reservations are for a limited time period in an effort to serve all of our guests.
  • On-mountain capacity limits may apply during busy times.
  • Guests will be asked to self-group and load the chairlift with their traveling party. Masks will be required in lift lines and on lifts. Lift attendants will not require guests to ride a chairlift with people they do not know.
  • Face coverings that align with CDC recommendations will be required both inside and outside whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved, except when actively eating and drinking. Face coverings will be required while loading and riding on lifts, inside all buildings, and during all ski and snowboard lessons. No one will be permitted on the mountain without a face covering.
  • Guests should be prepared to social distance from other guests (not in their party) both indoors and outdoors
  • Guests are asked to stay home when sick, and also follow proper hygiene practices including; cough and sneeze etiquette, hand washing, and sanitizing procedures
  • Face coverings that align with CDC recommendations will be required both inside and outside whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved, except when actively eating and drinking. Face coverings will be required while loading and riding on lifts, inside all buildings, and during all ski and snowboard lessons. No one will be permitted on the mountain without a face covering.
  • Cleaning products and protocols will include EPA-approved disinfectants that meet CDC requirements for use and effectiveness against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and blood borne pathogens.
  • We will continue to provide additional routine cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting will take place daily in our rental shops. All rental equipment will be disinfected between each guest use.
  • Employees are wearing face coverings and participating in daily health screening.
  • All employees will continue to engage in frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer. Soap dispensers are located in property restrooms. Hand sanitizer is available in general reception areas and employee areas, meeting spaces, and other public areas as applicable to the property.
  • In addition to training on housekeeping and hygiene protocols, employees are also completing enhanced COVID-19 awareness training.
  • Responding swiftly and reporting to local health officials any presumed cases of COVID-19 at the property shall be a staff-wide requirement.

SKI WELL, BE WELL

All Lift Tickets Must Be Purchased Online

Lift tickets must be purchased online. All Guests must fill out online waiver prior to arrival.

Mask Policy

Face coverings must be worn indoors, while loading + riding on lifts + during lessons + when you aren't able to social distance.

Dining In Main Chalet Is Reservation Only

The Main Chalet & Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews will be operating at 50% capacity. Both the Food Court area (2nd level Main Chalet) & Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews are Reservation Only.

Use Your Car To Get Ready & Warm Up

Due to 50% limited indoor capacity, this season, we are asking our guests to plan to get ready + eat + warm up in your vehicle if not dining in the chalet with reservation.

Arrive Together. Ride Together

Those who are in same party are allowed to ride chairlift together.

Maintain Social Distancing

Social distancing will be encouraged for the safety & protection of our guests.

The Great Outdoors + Health Benefits.

Being active outside & participating in winter sports has numerous positive effects on our mental health and physical well-being. Come enjoy the fresh, clean air of Northern Minnesota.

Self Assessments

Guests who are showing signs or symptoms should stay home + recuperate so they can enjoy our winter sports at another time this season.

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