BBSEF COVID-19 STATEMENT
BBSEF strives to ensure the health and safety of our athletes, members, and coaches. Our objective is to observe the guidelines and best practices established by Central District Health, CDC, U.S. Ski and Snowboard, IFSA and USASA. To do so, we need our BBSEF members and their families to monitor the health and wellbeing of everyone in your household, as well as those with whom you and your family members have frequent contact, before sending your athletes to BBSEF practices or training. The daily health check screenings are a reminder for people to do this. BBSEF will be implementing a symptom checker app to be completed no more than 8 hours before training. You will receive information and additional instructions for the app prior to the start of the season. – These wellness checks only work if they are filled out by parents of minor children and are completed with care as opposed to simply “checking the box.”
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM BBSEF FOR THE 2020-2021 SKI AND SNOWBOARD SEASON
· Require every athlete and coach to complete a symptom check, no more than eight hours prior to training or participating in a BBSEF activity.
· Require all participants, coaches and family members dropping off or picking up an athlete/staff to wear a face covering.
· Limit access to the Jason Harper Training Center, observing social distancing guidelines.
· Clean the JHTC after Training on Saturday and Sunday using a fogging system.
· Introduce staggered training schedules; including staggered start times, lunch breaks and ending times. To ensure proper social distancing of groups.
· Restrict team/group sizes to a maximum of ten members including coaches.
· Provide a warming tent for BBSEF families (brought to you by Albertsons) in the Buttercup Parking lot. Restricted capacity and time limits will allow safe access to all. No gear storage or table reservations are permitted.
· Clean the warming tent after training on Saturday and Sunday using a fogging system.
· Wipe down restrooms and high touch surfaces frequently during the day.
· Comply with US Ski and Snowboard (our governing body) guidelines for Competitions. https://usskiandsnowboard.org/covid-19/return-competition Limiting the number of competitors per day.
· All start list and race results will be online only. There will not be a scoreboard at the training center. Alpine races may be found on www.live-timing.com
· To prevent gathering of large groups; in-person Awards Ceremonies are not permitted. Awards will be announced virtually after the event. Coaches will present awards to athletes on the next training day.
· Home Team groups will be organized by age and gender so groups may stay together throughout the event.
STAGGERED TIMES BY TEAM/GROUPS
8:45 Freeski/Snowboard Prep & Comp
9:00 North Series
9:30 Mitey Mite-U8 /All Mountain
9:50 U10 Devo Teams
10:10 U12-U16 Devo Teams
11 - 12 U14-FIS
11:30 - 12:30 Freeski/Snowboard prep
12-12:45 Mitey Mite-U8/ All Mountain Teams
12:20-1:05 Devo Team U10
12:30-1:15 Devo Team U12-U16
Training Ends Pick Up Athletes
2:30 U14 - FIS
3:15 Mitey Mite-U8 /All Mountain Teams
3:35 U10 Devo Teams
3:45 U12-U16 Devo Teams
BBSEF OFFICE HOURS
December through March the BBSEF office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00am-4:30 pm.
We encouraged members to contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org. The BBSEF office has limited capacity,
physical distancing and face coverings are required.
Jason Harper Training Center
- Face masks required while in JHTC
- Athletes may access JHTC at their appropriate training time to retrieve skis.
- No loitering inside or outside the JHTC
- Coaches may leave skis in TC and pick up prior to training times with radio.
- No eating lunch in TC expands necessary per square foot per person of safe space from 36 to 114
Jason Harper Training Center Occupancy is Limited:
- Total Max Occupancy: 53 (moving/passing through)
- Entry - 9 max
- Conference Room - 12 max
- Bathrooms - 1 max per restroom
- Office (Shannon) - 1 (with pass-through access to timing room)
- Coaches Room - 6 max
- Directors Office - 1 max (with Radio and drill access)
- Locker rooms - Women - 11 max, Men - 11 max.
- Tuning room/ski storage - zero occupancy, access to storage only.
Please remember we are operating in an evolving environment. All procedures and protocols outlined are subject to modification and may be amended as public health guidelines change and/or we learn more. Thank you for your continued patience. We look forward to the season ahead!
Below is a highlight of what to expect at Bogus Basin. Please visit www.bogusbasin.org for the complete information.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT BOGUS BASIN FOR THE 2020-21 WINTER SEASON
Using NSAA’s “Ski Well, Be Well” platform as a guide, the team at Bogus Basin has carefully developed specific safe operating scenarios in which area capacity levels are adjusted for each stage of COVID-19. Below is an overview of Bogus Basin’s 2020-21 winter season operating plan, which is subject to change.
GENERAL COVID-19 SAFETY
Face coverings will be required in all areas when not skiing or riding. Guests will be required to maintain physical distancing and practice regular hand sanitizing/disinfecting.
COVID-19 FACE COVERING POLICY
Face coverings are required in every part of our operation with 2 exceptions: while skiing and riding on the slopes and when eating or drinking in designated areas. To limit the risk of COVID-19 spread to other guests and employees, Bogus Basin does not allow exemptions to this rule.
In accordance with guidance from the CDC and WHO and objective medical evidence, we believe that allowing any exemption to the face-covering policy at this time would create a direct threat to employees and guests. We believe it a necessary safety requirement for the safe operation of our business. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make changes to the policy if and when the health authorities provide updated guidance concerning COVID-19 and face coverings.
SEASON PASS HOLDER PRIORITY
Bogus Basin anticipates that pass holders will retain full access to the area throughout the season. Capacity levels will be continually evaluated to sustain safe operations.
LIMITED TICKET SALES ON PEAK DAYS
On peak winter weekends and holidays, the number of day lift tickets available for purchase will be limited until 3:00pm. The number of lift tickets available will be determined by an analysis of historical visitation numbers, as well as current conditions. Advance, online purchase is recommended and the only way to guarantee access. Bogus Basin will communicate with guests once advance tickets are available for purchase for the season.
GUESTS COMMUNICATIONS / ELECTRONIC SIGNS
Electronic signage will be placed near the bottom of Bogus Basin Road to communicate area and parking status, road conditions, and other key information. Bogus Basin will provide ongoing updates via social media and at bogusbasin.org.
CHAIRLIFT LINES / LOADING
Chairlift lines will be optimized for physical distancing, in accordance with NSAA’s “Ski Well, Be Well” guidelines. Guests will be asked to self-group and load the chair with their traveling party. Lift attendants will not ask guests to ride a chairlift with people they do not know when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings will be required while loading and unloading chairlifts.
ADJUSTED LODGE & FACILITY ACCESS
Occupancy inside facilities will be limited. Gear storage and outside food and beverage items will not be allowed inside the lodges or tents. Guests should consider their cars as their base lodge and leave all personal gear in their vehicles. Guests will be expected to limit time spent inside facilities. Additional outdoor restroom facilities will be available.
INCREASED CLEANING & DISINFECTION
Additional staff members will be hired to continually sanitize surfaces.
ADDITIONAL COVERED SEATING
Bogus Basin has added four large tents, providing 8,000 additional square feet of covered seating. The tents will be placed in the base areas near Simplot and Pioneer Lodges. No outside food and beverage items will be allowed in the tents. Guests will be expected to limit time spent inside the tents.
NEW FOOD AND BEVERAGE OUTLETS
With the goal of spreading people out, reducing lines, and meeting demand, four additional food & beverage outlets are planned throughout the area. All points of sale will have Plexiglas.