LAS VEGAS (March 14, 2020) – At Lee Canyon, our top priority—the health and safety of our staff, guests, and the local community—remains at the forefront. For this reason, Lee Canyon will suspend all resort operations starting tomorrow, March 15 through March 22, 2020. During this timeframe, we will continue to monitor the dynamic COVID-19 situation and reassess our approach for the rest of the season.
Our team is the lifeblood of Lee Canyon and that is why all scheduled employees will receive normal compensation during this time period. The suspension includes all resort operations such as lifts operations, food, beverage, and retail and rental services. This suspension also includes any uphill (hike-to) skiing and snowboarding.
"Suspending our operations is a necessary step for us to take in support of our nation's efforts to limit the spread and risks associated with COVID-19," says Dan Hooper, Lee Canyon's general manager. "This is an unusual and dynamic situation; however, we continue to believe mountain recreation provides a meaningful escape to nature, which is what made this a difficult decision, but the correct decision for now."
Given the extenuating circumstances related to COVID-19, Lee Canyon has modified its cancellation policies. Lee Canyon's customer service team will be in contact with guests to cancel and refund reservations. Heavy call volume is expected over the next several days; guests' patience is appreciated as teams work hard to respond to all inquiries.
About Lee Canyon:
Lee Canyon is located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1963, Lee Canyon offers guests 195 acres of terrain, 27 trails accessed via three chairlifts, 250 acres of hike-to terrain, and a lift-served tubing hill. Averaging more than 161 inches of snowfall annually, Lee Canyon offers ski and snowboard coaching, terrain parks, and lodge amenities such as dining and retail, as well as a host of summer activities. For more information, please visit www.leecanyonlv.com and follow Lee Canyon on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Lee Canyon is part of POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company.