On Friday, the ski resort posted a message from Andy Cohen on its Facebook page, saying that “some of our neighbors” have continued to climb into the resort since it closed on March 15.
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With a limited number of employees working and search and rescue teams, the manager said these hikers could find themselves trapped in the elements or trigger an avalanche.
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“What happens if they get hurt? ” he asks. “Who will save them?” Who will take care of them? “
Cohen says anyone caught entering resort property “risks losing the opportunity to purchase passes for years to come.”
“Our choices are becoming less and less as this pandemic spreads around us,” he continues. “Please don’t put our people and our community at risk for the fun of running.
“Is it really worth it?” “
Whistler residents warned of possible coronavirus exposure
Ski slopes across British Columbia and Alberta closed last month after public health officials limited the size of public rallies to slow the spread of COVID-19.
More than 2,000 cases of illness were confirmed in the two provinces on Saturday noon, of which 56 died.
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