ASPEN, Colo. — Planning a ski vacation to Aspen?
You’ll need to schedule a test for COVID-19.
Overnight visitors to Aspen and the surrounding area, including its four ski mountains, are required to receive a negative COVID-19 result from a test administered within 72 hours of arrival and have been symptom-free for 10 days prior to travel or quarantine for 10 days.
The new public-health order for Colorado's Pitkin County is designed to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 and went into effect Monday, which, incidentally, was one of the first big powder days of the 2020-21 ski season.
Aspen received 19 inches of new snow over the weekend and was expecting another 3 to 5 inches to fall Monday and Tuesday, said Jeff Hanle, the vice president for communications for Aspen Skiing Co. and its four ski mountains.
>>Watch video above: Tips to keep you safe on the slopes this ski season.
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