Winter 2021-2022: What to Know

Updated Dec. 24, 2022.

Important Note: The Eagle County Board of Health (BOH) convened for an emergency session on Wed., Dec. 22, and reinstated a countywide mask mandate indoors regardless of vaccination status. A public health order to that effect became active at noon on Dec. 22 and applied to all public indoor spaces, such as public facilities, businesses, and other common spaces. The public health order expired on Jan. 17, 2022. However, many businesses are still asking customers to wear masks when indoors. Please carry a mask and be prepared to wear it when asked by a private business. Thank you!

Vail Resorts announced that Masks are required for EVERYONE riding the gondolas in Vail and Beaver Creek starting Wed. Dec 29th.

Eagle County list of COVID-19 Testing Sites

Private COVID-19 Testing through Highline Concierge

While things are getting somewhat back to normal, winter 2021/2022 continues to look a little different than pre-pandemic times. And, things can change with little notice.

Our community is a happy, laidback place with a big heart.  Our local public health and medical professional are our neighbors and friends.  We respect their knowledge and expertise.  We know they are working to keep us safe and we listen to them.  Please do the same.

The respect extends to our local business owners and their employees, as well as bus drivers, gondola operators and other worker bees.  Please be observant of the rules in local establishments and treat the people who work there with courtesy and kindness.

With updated information from the state of Colorado, Eagle County and the American Hotel Lodging Association (AHLA) your Antlers team has been working to determine our operating procedures for winter. Here’s what you need to know about your stay at the Antlers at Vail this winter, as well as current information that we have from Vail Resorts about mountain operations.

Antlers at Vail Winter Updates

We ask all guests to please complete our short pre-arrival survey. This will also be sent to you via email 10 days prior to your arrival.

Vacation Protection

More than ever before, we highly encourage guests to purchase our Vacation Protection. This will ensure that should you have to cancel your reservation for ANY REASON 24 hours or more prior to arrival, that we will apply your payments toward a future reservation. In the past, Vacation Protection was only available more than 45 days prior to your arrival. Given current circumstances, we are now offering it closer in for a slightly higher rate. See the cost of Vacation Protection here. As always, we appreciate your business and look forward to your return.

Check In / Check Out

Check in time is 4 p.m. Check out time is 10 a.m. to allow our housekeeping team to thoroughly disinfect units between guests.  Early check in and late check out may be available on a very limited basis and only confirmed the day of. Please arrange your arrival and departure to work with these check in and check out times. If that is not possible, we will be happy to store your luggage and give you suggestions of things to do in town.

2021-22 Health Plan

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, the Antlers developed a comprehensive health plan that includes continuing to follow the official AHLA Stay-Safe Protocols, including the frequent cleaning of surfaces in all public spaces such as luggage racks, door handles and elevator buttons. More information at

Daily housekeeping will return this winter, and will be limited to removing trash, replacing towels and making up beds. A mid-week full clean will be available to guests staying five or more days. Guests may opt out of any of these services should they prefer to not have anyone enter their condo.


Sending luggage or packages to the Antlers prior to your arrival or during your stay? Please use preferred shipping partner TripHero, and be sure that the name of the Registered Guest is on any deliveries, as it may delay or cancel delivery if the package is addressed to someone that is not in our reservations system. Packages received after the guest departs will be returned to sender.

Front Desk Hours / Fitness Center / Pool

The front desk will be open from 7 a.m. until midnight starting November 20, 2021.

Unfortunately, we will not have complimentary access to the Vail Athletic Club this winter. Our front desk staff will gladly help you arrange to purchase passes there or to another athletic club.

The pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

New Lobby / Wine & Cheese Receptions

Our weekly peak season wine & cheese receptions will return for winter 2021-2022. This is subject to current local restrictions and recommendations.

Local Town & County Updates

Your health is of the utmost concern to the Antlers. COVID-19 is a rapidly changing situation. Browse these links to be up to date.

Vail Mountain Updates

Vail announced an opening date for ski season 2021-2022 of November 12, weather dependent. Here’s a summary of the full list of operational guidelines and changes for the 2021-22 Season.

On-Mountain Food Service

Reservations will be required still for on-mountain dining, opening the day prior. Masks will be required indoors. Guests will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination for dining at cafeteria-style restaurants.

Antlers Chef Barry Robinson continues to offer a robust selection on food options to his meal delivery menu. You can order grab and go lunches, breakfast items and family dinner entrees that he will deliver to your condo for re-heating at your leisure.

Reservations No Longer Required

Reservations are no longer required to ski. It is still recommended that ski rentals should be reserved in advance. Antlers at Vail guests receive up to 20% off from Epic Mountain Rentals when booking online.

Facial Coverings

Facial Coverings are required indoors.

Any federal and state regulations remain in place. Masks are required on public transit.

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