Essential Eligibility Criteria

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 Reservation Guidelines for Clients

:OGALL CLIENTS (AND ALL SKI/RIDE BUDDIES) WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS THE HEALTH CHECK DAY OF LESSON AND BE COVID SYMPTOM FREE 

  • Clients must be able to stay outside for the assigned time of the experience.

  • Clients must be able to tolerate (cognitively and physically) wearing a cloth face covering (per Vail’s requirements with minimal prompting.

Click Here For Vail’s Requirements

  • Clients must be able to independently put mask on and off (per CDC guidelines).

  • Clients must be able to transfer independently or provide a caregiver to transfer.

  • Clients must be independent in personal care, this includes dressing and undressing for toileting. If not a caregiver must be available.

  • Clients needing more than verbal assistance on the chairlift must have a ski buddy that is within their “household.”

  • Clients must attest that they have adhered to the VT quarantine/ leisure travel restrictions.

 

Clients will clearly be made aware of and asked to abide by Vermont’s Travel regulations and quarantine (Click Here To For Vermont’s Requirements for Cross State Travel) that they, and any ski buddies, family members, or caretakers will have to answer to a health check the day of lessons using a self reported form:

Please Complete This Form The Day of Lesson (COVID-19 Symptom Self Report Form)

                                                                                        

If they fail the health check, a member of ASMS staff will contact them prior to the lesson to inform them of an automatic cancellation and refund.

ASMS will not register non-independent sit ski students at this time, per the concerns from CDC guidelines:

 Click Here For CDC Guidelines

Accommodation given is that ASMS will train family members to load and tether sit skis, on a case by case basis and availability.

Family members must be an advanced blue level skier or snowboarder:

Skier Requirements:

-Pivot Slips

-Side Slips

-Hockey Stop

-Ski Advanced Blue Terrain with out poles.

Snowboarder Requirements:

-Dynamic Switch Turns on advanced blue terrain.

-Can independently get up from heelside edge.

Following the Vail Ski school guidelines, whenever possible students will ride with a member from their “household”.

If that is not possible, the students will ride the lift with a volunteer instructor, if the client needs minimal assistance.

At no time should the student load with a member of public except in a time when such loading configuration would also fulfill Vail’s public lift riding policies for this season. Fabric face coverings must be worn the duration of the lift ride. 

 

Registration Capacity is Limited.

 

At this time there will be no Special Olympics Team for the 20/21 season, per the Vermont Governors Orders: 

Vermont State Governor’s Orders, Available Here.

 

EEC’s Guidelines for Volunteers

 

ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS THE HEALTH CHECK DAY OF LESSON AND BE COVID SYMPTOM FREE 

 

  • Volunteers must be able to stay outside for the assigned time of the experience.
  • Volunteers must be able to tolerate wearing a cloth face covering (per Vail’s requirement), the length of the lesson time.
  • Volunteers must be at least a blue level skier/rider.
  • Volunteers must attest that they have adhered to the VT quarantine/ leisure travel restriction.

 

Volunteers will clearly be made aware of and asked to abide by Vermont’s Travel regulations and quarantine (For Cross-State Travel Guidlines Click Here) and that they will have to answer a health check the day of lessons using a self reported form (Click Here For COVID-19 Symptom Self Report Form). If they fail the health check, a member of ASMS staff will contact them prior to the lesson to remove them from the schedule, with no consequence to the volunteer.

 

If at all possible, volunteers will only work with one student per day. Volunteers from the same household will be assigned the same student, whenever possible.