RCR suspends operations at Fernie and Kimberley
After careful consideration of the quickly changing circumstances around coronavirus (COVID-19), Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) has chosen to suspend ski resort operations effective at midnight, Sunday, March 15, for a one-week period.
This suspension will be in effect at all of RCR’s Western Canadian resorts, including Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort at Golden and Nakiska Ski Area in Alberta.
“Here at RCR our number one priority is the safety, health and well-being of our guests, team members, and the communities which we live, work and play in. As tough a decision as this has been, we feel it is the right thing to do under the current circumstance. We sincerely apologize to you, our guests for this inconvenience,” stated John Shea, RCR President/Chief Resorts Officer.
“We will evaluate a possible re-opening date for our resorts later in the week, and will look forward to welcoming you back to our resorts as things permit,” he concluded.
While Fernie and Kimberley have closed, Panorama Mountain Resort remains open, as of this morning (March 16).
Yesterday (March 15), the resort noted on Facebook: “We know that as of today, several Canadian resorts have suspended their winter operations. Panorama is currently fully operational and the skiing is excellent. We are watching this evolving situation very carefully and will work closely with provincial authorities as the situation continues to develop.
If you have concerns about an upcoming trip to the resort, please reach out and we will answer your questions as best we can.”
Lead image: Kimberley Alpine Resort. RCR photos