COVID-19 and Essential Eligibility Criteria

Lesson Procedures:

  • All operations have moved outside this year. This includes lesson check-in and all breaks. There will be no inside access to the building, except for the restroom. We ask that the athlete and all family members and caregivers please come dressed and ready for the weather.
  • We are no longer using the gondola this season due to the close proximity of non-household members.
  • Athletes need to be self-sufficient in the areas of toileting, snacks and liquids.
  • There are racks to hang backpacks outside. Please do not bring valuables.
  • There is no loaner equipment available. This includes neck gaiters, goggles, etc.
  • We are not able to store athlete’s gear overnight.
  • If the wind chill factor is 10 degrees or below, lessons will be cancelled for the day.
  • Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra and Mammoth Mountain abides by all COVID-19 State and County Guidelines.
    • Masks are required at all times inside and outside including at base areas, in lift lines, on lifts, and whenever distance of more than 6′ cannot be guaranteed.
    • When possible, a distance of six feet or greater is maintained between non-household members.

COVID-19 Requirements for All Athletes:

  • Answer all COVID 19 pre-screen questions during the confirmation call.
  • Answer all COVID 19 pre-screen questions on day of lesson.
  • Maintain appropriate social distance of six feet of separation from non-household parties at all times independently or with the assistance of a care provider.
  • Wear required PPE (2-layer material face mask covering nose and mouth) for all times mandated by DSES protocol, including having the ability to remove and put on as necessary in appropriate circumstances independently or with the assistance of a care provider.
  • Attest independently or with the assistance of a care provider whether one has potentially been exposed to or has contracted COVID-19.
  • Consent to and tolerate a no-touch temperature check and submit a temperature of below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove oneself from the activity independently or with the assistance of a care provider if showing signs of illness.
  • Be willing to ride the chairlift with non-household parties or with the assistance of a care-provider/family member.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Skiing and Snowboarding

  • If the athlete has had a traumatic injury or surgery in the past six months, they must provide a doctor’s release before participation will be permitted.
  • Be safely outside for a minimum of two hours in variable weather conditions ranging from sun and heat to rain and cold.
  • Sit-down skiers weight limit is 190lbs. Exceptions will be considered if the participant is strong enough to transfer down and up about 12”.
  • For participants with Down Syndrome, the participant must have been examined by a physician for Neurologic Symptoms of Atlantoaxial Instability, found the symptoms to be absent, and has been cleared to participate in high-risk sports.
  • Be able to transfer independently or with the assistance of an accompanying caregiver/family member from the same household.
  • Be able to attend to all self-care needs including but not limited to appropriate hydration and nutrition, toileting, excessive saliva or mucus, medications, and sunscreen independently or with the assistance of an accompanying caregiver/family member from the same household.
  • Be able to wear a helmet and eye protection (glasses, visor, etc.) for the duration of the lesson experience.
  • Be willing to ride a chairlift with at least one instructor from a different household.

Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing

  • If the athlete has had a traumatic injury or surgery in the past six months, they must provide a doctor’s release before participation will be permitted.
  • Be safely outside for a minimum of two hours in variable weather conditions ranging from sun and heat to rain and cold.
  • Sit-down skiers weight limit is 190lbs. Exceptions will be considered if the participant is strong enough to transfer down and up about 12”.
  • For participants with Down Syndrome, the participant must have been examined by a physician for Neurologic Symptoms of Atlantoaxial Instability, found the symptoms to be absent, and has been cleared to participate in high-risk sports.
  • Be able to transfer independently or with the assistance of an accompanying caregiver/family member from the same household.
  • Be able to attend to all self-care needs including but not limited to appropriate hydration and nutrition, toileting, excessive saliva or mucus, medications, and sunscreen independently or with the assistance of an accompanying caregiver/family member from the same household.
  • Be independently mobile or be accompanied by a family member or caregiver from the same household who can assist with mobility.