Cypress Mountain and SilverStar have joined Whistler Blackcomb in shutting down their ski hill operations due to fears over the novel coronavirus.
Cypress announced Sunday it would close early at 4 p.m. “until further notice.”
“We did not make this decision lightly; however, our top priority is the health and well-being of our employees and guests,” the resort’s president and general manager Russell Chamberlain said in a statement on the Cypress website.
The resort had been assuring visitors as late as Saturday that it was open for business, and that preventative measures including increased hand washing stations and social distancing efforts were being enforced.
Chamberlain said the resort anticipates heavy call volume over the next several days from pass and ticket holders, and asked for patience as staff work to respond to inquiries.
Late Saturday, SilverStar Resort in the Okanagan announced it would suspend its operations Sunday until March 22. However, lodging and property management facilities will stay open to honour existing reservations and visitors already on site.
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