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Home Mask & Facial Covering Policy
Home Mask & Facial Covering Policy

Mask & Facial Covering Policy

At Big Sky Resort, our top priority is keeping our guests and team members safe and healthy as they return to the mountain this winter.

Based on guidance from the CDC and regional and state health officials, Big Sky Resort is requiring that guests 5
 and over must wear a mask or facial covering at the Resort in all public spaces. Additionally, guests participating in Mountain Sports ages 3 and over are required to wear facial coverings.

Guests are encouraged to bring and wear their own face covering but will be provided with one if needed.  

Who needs to wear a mask?

All guests ages 5 and over are required to wear a mask or facial covering throughout the resort. Guests participating in any Mountain Sports programs ages 3 and up are also required to wear masks or facial coverings. We encourage guests 2-4 years of age to wear masks as well, though they are not required outside of Mountain Sports programming.

All Big Sky Resort team members are also subject to these mask requirements.

Exemptions to the mask requirement will not be accepted. Skiing and snowboarding are not considered essential activities and therefore do not fall under the protections of the ADA or medical exemptions. 

What kind of facial covering can I wear?

Surgical masks, N95 masks, and cloth masks that adhere to the CDC's recommendations are all acceptable forms of masks. Face shields are not an acceptable form of mask but may be worn over a mask for extra protection if desired.


The CDC advises that cloth masks:

  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face 
  • Completely cover the nose and mouth  
  • Are secured with ties or ear loops  
  • Include multiple layers of fabric  
  • Allow for breathing without restriction  
  • Can be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape   


Though they are not secured with ties or ear loops, snug-fitting, 2-ply buffs and neck gaiters that completely and consistently cover the nose and mouth may be used.

Where are facial coverings required to be worn?

Masks or facial coverings must be worn in all public spaces and when 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained. This includes: 

  • Mountain Village and Madison Base Plazas 
  • Liftlines
  • When loading and unloading chairlifts
  • Chairlifts – if riding with guests who are not members of your party 
  • The Lone Peak Tram 
  • Parking lot shuttles
  • Dining facilities (masks may be removed once seated) 
  • Retail and Rental Shops 
  • Hotel lobbies & public spaces (hallways, stairwells, elevators, sitting room, pool and hot tub areas) 
  • Restrooms 
  • Elevators 
  • Stairwells 


Masks must 
also be worn during Basecamp activities and Mountain Sports School lessons and programs, for all guests ages 3 and over, including but not limited to: 

  • Private and Group Lessons
  • Guided Experiences
  • Winter Zipline Tours