COVID-19 and Essential Eligibility Criteria

COVID-19 Requirements for All Athletes:

  1. Verbally attest independently or with the assistance of a care provider to COVID19 vaccination status.
  2. Attest independently or with the assistance of a care provider whether one has potentially been exposed to, has contracted COVID-19, or has any symptoms of COVID-19.
  3. Remove oneself from the activity independently or with the assistance of a care provider if showing signs of illness.
  4. All unvaccinated individuals must:
    • Wear required appropriate face mask/face shield covering nose and mouth indoors.
    • Manage taking mask on and off in appropriate circumstances independently or with the assistance of a care provider.
    • DSES will have extra surgical masks available.
  5. Masks should NOT be worn by while on the water during kayak or stand up paddleboard sessions.
  6. All individuals must wear masks when riding bike shuttles and buses.

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.