The video below has been circulating a lot on social media in recent days. It shows a snowboarder being arrested for refusing to wear a mask on the chairlift at Blue mountain station in Ontario, Canada.
Here is the station current policy for mountain activities:
- Face masks/coverings are recommended at all times and required in the lift lines and on the chairlift
- Physical distancing of 2m (6ft) is required on all lift lines
- Proof of vaccination is not required to ski or snowboard
Check it out below:
Come hit the slopes of family Canada!
Get arrested in front of your family for not masking up despite the exemption!pic.twitter.com/DdQzp13Ybc
— Gummy Bear (@gummibear737) February 18, 2022
I have a few thoughts right off the bat.
1st- Why do ski resorts always require masks to be worn on outdoor open-air chairlifts? It seems more than a little pointless these days.
2nd – This guy knew the rules before he came to the resort. It’s a prick to have blatantly broken these rules to make a statement.
3rd- Did they really have to forcefully arrest him for not wearing a mask? Just tell him they won’t operate the elevator until he installs one. Knocking him to the ground in front of his family seemed utterly pointless.
4th- This guy in the green jacket is an asshole for getting involved. He only made the situation worse by rushing into it.
^ Blue Mountain Trail Map
Just my thoughts. I know some of you will be more passionate about video than I am, but it all seems like this could have been avoided in my opinion.
It’s just sad.