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COVID-19
POLICY &
GUIDELINES
NASC COVID-19 Guidelines

COVID-19 is a highly transmissible virus with no vaccine and limited treatment options, that poses a serious health risk that can result in severe illness and even death in otherwise healthy individuals. Even when taking all reasonable precautions, there is no guarantee that an infection will not occur.

In order to return to skiing activities as safely as possible, the following guidelines must be strictly adhered to. These guidelines should be followed by staff, athletes and parents for all outdoor training activities. It is the responsibility of each individual to comply with these guidelines in order to participate in NASC activities.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • If you are sick, do not come to training or work. If your symptoms are consistent with COVID-19, please self-isolate immediately and seek medical attention.
  • If you have been exposed to someone with a confirmed COVID-19 infection, please self-quarantine for 14 days after exposure before returning to training.
  • All health guidelines established by county, state and federal health officials, as well as, procedures established by the hosting resort will be enforced.
  • When conflicting guidelines exist between NASC, hosting resorts and County or State health officials the more restrictive guideline will apply.
  • Physical distancing practices will be followed at all times. A minimum of 6-foot physical distance must be maintained.
  • A face covering must be worn over the mouth and nose by all staff and athletes at all times except when training alone such as during an on-snow training run, hiking, running or cycling as part of a conditioning activity while maintaining physical distancing.
  • There will be no group transportation offered at NASC.
  • There will be no individual or group meetings for video analysis, technical presentations or other reasons. Video analysis will be done on hill.

 

BEFORE TRAINING

  • All coaches and athletes will self-evaluate for COVID-19 symptoms daily including Fever, Dry Cough, Shortness of breath, Sore throat or congestion, Headache or chills, Muscle or joint pain, Nausea or vomiting, Loss of sense of smell or taste, Diarrhea, OR any current health advisories put forth by the CDC. If any symptoms are present, stay home and seek medical attention.
  • Coaches and athletes will wash or sanitize their hands immediately before arriving at training and wear a face-covering once outside their vehicle.
  • Athletes will arrive at training by personal vehicle and remain in their vehicle until 5 minutes before the designated time for their group. Only members of the same household should share rides.
  • Sunscreen will be applied before departing from the vehicle and may not be shared between individuals.
  • Bags should either remain in vehicles or left in a location, approved by the host resort, where a minimum of 6 feet spacing can be maintained between bags.
  • Athletes must maintain their own equipment, including proper binding adjustment and must have their own tools to make adjustments.
  • Coaches and athletes will access, load and ride lifts according to resort protocols.

 

DURING TRAINING

  • Proper nutrition and hydration are the individual responsibility of each coach and athlete. Bring it with you. Food/water or beverages may not be shared.
  • A face covering must be worn at all times. Athletes may remove the mask to allow for unobstructed breathing during their training run and must again cover their mouth and nose immediately following their run before approaching teammates, their coach or other individuals.
  • Instructions and feedback will be provided by the coach to individual or multiple athletes while all participants wear face coverings and maintain a minimum of 6 feet of distancing.
  • A coach or volunteer will be posted at the top of the training venue with a radio to eliminate athletes’ use of start radio.
  • When utilizing common equipment, the surfaces will be disinfected both before and after use.
  • Coaches and athletes will wash or sanitize hands before and after handling gates, tools or other shared equipment.
  • Athletes and coaches will only go inside for medical reasons or to use restroom facilities. Hands must be washed or sanitized before returning to training.
  • If emergencies require coaches to have physical contact with an athlete, they will first sanitize their hands, put on latex gloves and ensure their face is covered. Immediately following contact coaches will remove gloves and sanitize hands.

 

AFTER TRAINING

  • Rides must be available at the designated pick-up times. Coaches cannot supervise athletes once training is completed.
  • Athletes will return to their personal vehicles immediately after being released from training.
  • Congregating in groups will not be allowed.
  • Wash or sanitize hands once home and take normal health hygiene precautions before interacting with other family members.
  • Discard or wash face covering used during daily training session.

 

*NOTE: Any lost training days due to precautions to avoid spread of disease will result in a refund of fees for unused training.

IN THEIR WORDS…
I grew up going to NASC every summer and couldn’t wait for my kids to experience it too. It's proven to be just as much fun for them as it was for me 25-years ago! The on-hill experience is top-notch, the coaching staff is wonderful, and the after-ski activities make it the summer camp experience that kids dream of. All of the kids had so much fun, were safe, and improved so much!
- Jody Curtis, Former NASC Athlete and Park City Ski Team Parent
IN THEIR WORDS…
All 3 of my kids have gone to NASC Fall and Summer camps for years. They still attend and absolutely love it! The Coaches at NASC can make any skier, at any ability level, better. The coaches' knowledge of modern skiing and surface preparation is unmatched. NASC coaches really care about each and every athlete and share their passion for the sport.
- Mike Regrut, Parent of Telluride Ski Team Athlete & D1 Racer
IN THEIR WORDS…
NASC was one of the best decisions I've ever made on behalf of my son. His first stay away from family was with NASC at age 11. The experience far exceeded my expectations. The coaches and training are best-in-class. He'll be attending for his 4th year in 2021. NASC is by far his favorite camp and ski training experience. Our ski team now sends multiple athletes to NASC.
- Derek Stagner, Hidden Valley Ski Team Parent & Board President
IN THEIR WORDS…
Brad taught me a lot on the snow! What a wealth of knowledge!
- Sandy Perrins, Stratton Mountain School & Bates College Ski Racer
IN THEIR WORDS…
It’s such an amazing camp. It’s low key enough to make people feel like they belong, no matter their skill level, and has such great structure and such keen coaches - that every athlete will be challenged and inspired to learn. Our family highly recommends the NASC camps! Brad and his team create the type of environment we want for our kids – top-notch athletics, coupled with lots of good, summer fun!
- Tabitha Andersen, Vail Ski Club Parent
IN THEIR WORDS…
Excellent coaches, cover all aspects of technical ski racing. Beautiful wonderland-like campus. Highly recommend for kids from 9 and up.
- Paul Yeh, Parent of Camper / Ski Racer
IN THEIR WORDS…
The NASC camp was such a great adventure for all the campers! The coaching staff is top notch, the training venue and “base camp” were perfect. Tons of fun and very productive all the way around!
- Erik Schlopy, U.S. Ski Team Member & Olympic Bronze Medalist
IN THEIR WORDS…
As a member of the Czech Ski Team, I experienced many organizations and international ski competitions. WithNASC, I saw a different level of preparation and professionalism that fascinated me. Improvement happened naturally as their coaching is based on fundamental development.
- Hana Malotinova, Czech Ski Team
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