As of 8/25/2021
For 2021-2022 The policy is :
We will require:
Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination
Proof of a negative Covid-19 test within two days prior to the course or event.
Depending on the COVID-19 situation in area, masks may be required indoors.
We are following the national and international developments of the COVID-19 pandemic daily. Courses will return to in-person learning for the 2021 season. Backcountry skiing and recreation is a low risk sport with regards to disease transmission. We have taken steps to modify our program to ensure that staff and students are safe from COVID-19.
The safety of our students and staff are the #1 priority as we plan the season out.
Upon registration for a course this season, students will be updated on a regular basis as the protocols update per venue.
BASIC RULES OF COVID-19 AND COURSE OPERATIONS
- Reduce risk: For activities in the mountains, low mountain ranges and other nature sports areas, stay well below the personal performance limit. More than ever: Only practice mountain sports when you are healthy to avoid any potential strain on emergency services.
- Only in authorized small groups: We will be following local public health and public safety guidelines. These may vary at different venues. Always keep the required social distance during greetings and discussions. Avoid high-traffic areas and tours.
- Keep a distance of at least 2m: Use a mask (mouth-nose protection) if, in exceptional cases, the minimum distance of 2m cannot be kept.
- Avoid the usual contact rituals: e.g. shaking hands, giving hugs, sharing drinks with others, etc.
- Bring a mask (mouth-nose protection) and disinfectant with you : In addition to general emergency equipment, a mask (mouth-nose protection) and disinfectant should be in your backpack at all times.
- Wear a mask (mouth-nose protection) in permitted carpooling: Only carry out carpooling in the number and composition of persons permitted by the authorities. Use a mask (mouth-nose protection) if, in exceptional cases, the minimum distance of 2m cannot be kept.
- In an emergency: As a first responder, proceed according to the generally applicable first aid guidelines and use a mask (mouth-nose protection). When close to somebody, limit conversation to help reduce potential spread of infection.
- Disinfecting equipment: Follow manufacturers guidance on equipment cleaning and quarantine. Only use your own equipment. Minimize sharing or borrowing equipment.