The authorization to open ski resorts is a relief for the director of the Mont Béchervaise ski center in Gaspé, but also represents a major challenge.
Simon Tessier mentions that customers will have to respect a series of health instructions required by the government, including wearing a mask at all times on the entire site and the 2-meter distance must also be respected.
Until February 8 inclusively, the cafeteria will be closed and a limit of 30 people will be allowed in the chalet and 20 on the rental floor and the ticket office. In addition, ticket sales will only be done online on the resort’s website.
The pandemic context will undoubtedly have an impact on the financial aspect, as Simon Tessier mentions:
Currently, there are 750 members with their season pass, including freebies for young people under 5 years old. The capacity of 2,000 people per hour for the chairlift will be reduced by half for health reasons.
Simon Tessier recognizes that the start of the season will be late this year, which has already been seen in past years:
The director of Mont Béchervaise says that with 10 days of skiing season card holders make their purchase profitable.