We are excited to welcome you back to another ski season at a time in which we could all use some fresh air. The health and safety of our guests, team members and community are always a primary concern, and we must all act responsibly to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Upon your return, you will notice new protocols and procedures that follow the guidelines from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other health officials. Now more than ever, we all must take steps to protect ourselves, so we can all continue to enjoy the ski season.
BRS is committed to following State and local health orders and will continuously adjust operations and safety protocols to protect team members and guests.
Before You Book Your Tickets
Ask Yourself Or Your Group:
- Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
NOTE: Healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment should answer “no” to this question
- Are you experiencing any respiratory symptoms, including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath?
- Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the last 72 hours?
- Are you experiencing any new muscle aches or chills?
- Have you had any new changes in your sense of taste or smell?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please do not put our employees and other guests at risk. Come back another day when you feel better.
- Remain home if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose
- Practice frequent hand hygiene/washing
- Wear a CDC regulated mask over mouth and nose to protect others when loading in public locations where other consumers might be present
Face Masks and Face Shield Required
All passengers are required to wear a face mask and a face shield while on board our buses and NO TALKING OR PHONE CALLS. RECOMMEND TO TEXT OR SLEEP ON THE WAY UP & BACK. Effective August 14, 2020, aligning with CDC best practices, masks with valves or vents, bandanas which are unsecured under the chin, and plastic face shields (by themselves) will no longer be accepted as approved face mask. Our drivers are wearing masks on board while scanning tickets and interacting with customers. If you don’t have an approved face mask of your own, see how to make one here. The only exception to the face mask requirement is for customers younger than 2 years old. If you are unable to wear a face mask and face shield for any reason including a medical condition, we regret that you will not be able to travel with BRS at this time. This is for the safety of all passengers and BRS employees.
If your mask or face shield is damaged in route, you can ask your driver or one of our BRS team members for a mask or face shield and they will be glad to assist. Local laws may also require that you wear a face covering outside the facility in the city your trip begins, ends or where you transfer.
Loading And Unloading
- Passengers are responsible to load & unload their own equipment, the driver will assist only if necessary.
- The coach will be loaded from back to front, our staff will take you to your seat.
- When seated passengers need to remain seated with mask and face shield on for the duration of the trip.
- The coach will be unloaded from front to back.
- No restroom will be available on the coach.
- No drinks or food will be allowed on the coach.
- No coolers allowed on board, only small coolers will be allowed in the luggage bays.
- No phone calls while on the coach, only texting.
- Many resorts will have limited midweek and weekend ticket sales, online pre-registration.
- No storage lockers BRS SKI BUS will be your lodge for bags, shoes, etc.
- Limited indoor seating for meals BRS SKI BUS will allow you to come back to the bus to enjoy your lunch.
- Limited capacity on the slopes and lifts, and many other changes.
Protect Yourself And Others
We understand that bus travel can make social distancing difficult. To help protect yourself and those around you when you travel, wear your face mask and shield throughout the trip as required and sanitize your hands regularly.
Scheduled to travel but don’t feel 100%? We ask that you reschedule your trip to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. Once you’re feeling better, we’ll be happy to welcome you onboard
BRS Health & Safety Policies
The health of our team members is being diligently monitored and remains a priority in our daily operations. Our health and safety policies may be revised at any time.
- Team members sign a Workplace Safety Pledge to adhere to resort safety practices intended to help keep team members and guests safe.
- Face masks and shields must be worn by all team members and guests while on bus.
- Staff undergo health screenings prior to every work shift.
- Commonly touched surfaces and equipment undergo frequent cleaning.
Cleanliness And Sanitation
- We have increased the frequency of wipe-down cleaning of high touch areas onboard using a CDC recommended disinfectant
- We now use an Electrostatic Sprayer to disinfect each of our buses. The Electrostatic Sprayer is an advanced sanitation process that has been proven to kill viruses, including COVID-19
- This is in addition to the deep cleaning and sanitization that occurs after each bus trip
- A bus is removed from service and subjected to a complete decontamination process if we are notified by the CDC that a customer or employee is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.