Cars Line Road Near Shuttered Colorado Ski Area Despite Calls for Social Distancing

Lines of cars were filmed close to Colorado’s Loveland Ski Area on Saturday, March 21, despite calls from state officials for people to practice social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Colorado ski resorts were closed by order of Governor Jared Polis amid the pandemic, but the Loveland Ski Area remained open for uphill skiers. The Colorado Sun reported that the closure of resorts prompted a surge in demand for uphill ski equipment, and social media posts indicated heavy traffic around the closed Loveland Ski Area on Saturday.

Colorado officials announced there were 475 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, and six deaths. Credit: @officialsnowdog via Storyful