SNOW SCENE: With guests’ help, WinSport aiming to keep Calgarians moving

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As you’d expect, the protocols that have been put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at WinSport are constantly changing and evolving. That’s something Oviatt all-but-guaranteed before the season even started, but it means anyone planning on heading to the hill needs to take time to read over the rules and regulations online beforehand.

There are a couple major things to know.

First of all, you’re not going to be able to buy a day-pass on-site. WinSport is currently only allowing season pass holders and are adhering to strict capacity limits to prevent overcrowding.

There are also no in-person gatherings allowed anywhere on the COP facility. That includes outside and on sidewalks.

You should also get dressed in your vehicle, not in the Frank King Day Lodge, and leave all bags and personal items in your car, as well.

The list goes on – as we noted, these regulations are robust – but WinSport has everything clearly explained and listed on its website ( ).

“We always advise people to check the website because things do change on a dime,” Oviatt said. “The government does make changes and we might have to react accordingly.

“When we first opened, we had all these grandiose plans of having warming areas and seating people socially-distanced and having a food court open, then the new restrictions changed those plans so we had to change on the fly and do the best we could to try to educate our guests. I think that’s been a big success for us, is trying to communicate to the guests as much as we can before they come on-site and are surprised by anything.”