Opening weekend at Detroit Mountain sells more season passes than ever
"Right now, were all under a lot of restrictions and can't really go a lot of places, but this is place you can go and still socialize from a distance," says operations manager Megan Smith.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — There might not be any snow here in Fargo, but if you head an hour east you will find plenty. It's opening weekend at Detroit Mountain, and staff is working around the clock to keep the hill ready.
They sold more season passes than ever this year. Operations manager Megan Smith says this is only their second day being open.
"Right now, were all under a lot of restrictions and can't really go a lot of places, but this is place you can go and still socialize from a distance," says Smith.
Masks and social distancing are required, and visitors must buy tickets ahead of time unless they're a season pass holder. Also, concessions moved outside since restrictions in Minnesota don't allow indoor dining.
"Were trying to come up with different strategies and ways to provide our same atmosphere, just in a different way," says Smith "We're just happy to have everyone out and just provide outdoor recreation — that's really what it's all about."
They had a full parking lot, with hundreds on the hills ... all sign this could be a record-breaking season for Detroit Mountain.
Today is the last day for people to buy a season pass to Detroit Mountain.