modified ski operations 2020/21

Ski Quechee is part of the fabric of our Club and one of the main reasons why many families find our Community so special. We have been working with the Winter Sports Committee along with the State of Vermont, Vermont Ski Areas Association and National Ski Areas Association to establish proper COVID protocols and guidelines.

Opening Day is December 23, 2020, weather and terrain permitting. Ski Quechee is offering daily lift tickets on opening day, but will be monitoring business levels, terrain and COVID-19 safety concerns on a day-to-day basis. We strongly recommend that Family Guests purchase a season pass to eliminate the chance of daily passes being restricted on a given day.



Know Before You Go

If you are sick, please stay home.


Social Distancing and Face Coverings

 

 


Members and guests will be required to wear face coverings in lines, when loading and unloading the chairlift and at The Base Lodge. Staff members will be required to wear face coverings. Staff may limit the number of guests in any area of the The Club and grounds to ensure proper physical distancing.
 

 
 

WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR?

Members will be required to show a new Ski Quechee ID Card to the attendant at the lift.



To obtain the new ID Card, please contact Membership Services between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm at (802) 295- 9356 or info@quecheeclub.comIf your profile photo is recent, your cards will be printed and held for pick-up. Members or Season Pass holders who have not had a photo taken will be asked to get a photo and wait for their ID/Pass. Please plan to pick up your passes in advance of opening day.

Submission of a Season Ski Pass COVID-19 Attestation for the entire 2020/21 ski season is a requirement for release of Ski Quechee ID Cards and Season Passes. For the most up-to-date information regarding the State of Vermont cross-state travel guidelines, please visit: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/travel-quarantine

                             
 

Parking

  • When in the parking lots, we ask that you wear appropriate face coverings/masks and practice social distancing by remaining at least 6 feet apart from others not in your household.
  • Consider your vehicle your own "personal Base Lodge." There will be no bag storage in the Base Lodge this season.
  • To get your boots on in the parking lot, we recommend bringing folding chairs and something to cover the ground.

Daily Lift Tickets

Daily Lift Tickets are available beginning on Opening Day
 
  • Please keep in mind that business levels, terrain and any Covid-19 safety concerns will be monitored on a day-to-day basis and there may be days that we limit or eliminate the ability to buy a daily pass on certain days.

    We still strongly recommend that Family Guests purchase a season pass so they do not risk the possibility of arriving and not being able to purchase a daily ticket due to safety restrictions.
  • There will be select days when the number of daily lift tickets will be limited. It is highly recommended that individuals and families purchase a season pass for the 2020/21 season. Season Pass Holders and Members will not be impacted by these limited sales days.
  • We ask that everyone follow Vermont quarantine restrictions.

Base Lodge

  • Lodge access will be limited to 75 people at any one time with a 30 minute stay limit.
  • We will require contact tracing information, attestation and compliance with state travel & quarantine rules.
  • Masks are required at all times except when eating and drinking.
  • Tables and chairs will be socially distanced and groups seated at any given table should be from the same household.
  • Food options will be available outside, including hot food and grab & go items.
  • There will be additional outdoor seating on the deck, with heaters and the fire pit along with the additional tented deck area, which will be enclosed with heaters.

Lift Operation & Protocols

All lift lines will require social distancing.  Masks must be worn in line waiting for the lift, as well as when riding the lift.

The Quad Chairlift will be loaded at 50% capacity except;
  • For groups within the same family and those that traveled to Ski Quechee together.
  • Ski instructors will be allowed to take two young children related or not, if they require lift assistance
  • There will be no “singles” line, lift attendants will pair up singles in the line
  • Children under 8 years of age may be required to ride with an older sibling or parent if they require assistance to safely ride the lift
T-bar will be loaded at 50% capacity except;
  • For groups within the same family and those that traveled to Ski Quechee together.
  • Ski instructors will be allowed to ride with students if they require assistance
  • There will be no “singles” line
  • Masks are required if riding the lift with someone else

Handle (Rope) Tow will be loaded as normal;
  • Some instructor assistance will be allowed for those needing assistance
    • Masks will be required in those circumstances

Ski School

Ski School - specific offerings, dates and protocols may be found on the Ski School page: https://quecheeclub.com/web/pages/ski-school-and-rentals
 
  • Private & semi-private lessons will be the focus this winter
  • There will be very limited group lesson offerings this winter
  • Advance reservations will be required
  • Members & Family Guests will have priority access
  • There will be no Base lodge access & lessons will meet outdoors

Ski Shop

The Ski Shop will be mostly focused on Rentals with very limited retail items available. Henderson’s on Route 4 will be the best local option for retail ski and accessory purchases.
 
  • Advance reservations are strongly encouraged by calling
    • 802-295-1512 (Base Lodge location during open business hours)
    • 802-295 1973 (Rt 4 shop on days the Quechee hill is not open)
  • All rental equipment will be sanitized after each use
  • Ski shop space will be limited to 6 people at one time, masks & social distancing required

Restroom Access

  • Base Lodge bathroom only access will be allowed with capacity limits on an in & out basis without contact tracing required.
    • When utilizing restrooms, masks & social distancing is required.
  • Additional outdoor restroom options will be available throughout the Base Area.
  • A heated restroom trailer will be located by the chairlift, beside the ski patrol building, along with some additional portable toilets.
  • The skating rink will have portable toilets located adjacent to the rink as well.
  • The ski patrol building will be exclusively used for Ski Patrol purposes and no access to the bathroom will be allowed this winter.
    • Platform players will have their own dedicated portable toilets as they will not be allowed in the Ski patrol facility this winter.