To ALL SS Freestyle Members,
The Leadership team has developed and approved the 2020/21 SS Freestyle Covid-19 Safety Plan . We ask that ALL members read and use the plan as a reference to our safety policy while participating in SS Freestyle programs and activities.
Parents and families are asked to discuss these policies with their children and highlight each person's responsibility around COVID-19 safety. This process is about staying informed and adhering to daily COVID-19 procedures. These daily procedures must be followed by ALL of our active Freestyle Club members and their families in order to fight COVID-19 and have an amazing winter of skiing and snowboarding.
Below is a list of questions and answers to identify the responsibilities of ALL members, in regards to the SS Freestyle daily COVID-19 procedures. Please review and use this page as a reference tool each day to ensure the highest level of safety in our skiing and snowboarding community.
Please be patient and respectful of each other as we act diligently to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
What steps should I take to ensure we are safe before arriving at Silver Star Mountain?
Before arriving at Silver Star all SS Freestyle members (participants and family members) are asked to complete the following SS Freestyle questions:
1) Experienced a fever, cough, difficulty breathing or cold and flu like symptoms?
2) Been in close contact with a person with COVID-19 (probable or confirmed) or who has symptoms compatible with COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing)?
3) Travelled outside the country in the last 2 weeks?
ANY member that answers YES to ANY of these questions is not fit for skiing or riding that day, must stay home/return home and call 811.
Where do I park when we arrive at Silver Star?
If you are driving to Silver Star Mountain please ensure you follow 20/21 Silver Star Mountain Resort Parking Reservation System. Prior to arriving please book your parking through the Silver Star Mountain Parking App. Click Here for details.
Where do we meet for SS Freestyle programs?
Meeting Locations are now separated into specific ZONES:
ZONE A - Freestyle Hut South
ZONE B - Freestyle Hut North
ZONE C - NATC South (next to village ski way)
ZONE D - Red Barn (Old wedding barn at Horsin' Around)
Click here for location map.
Here are some basic safety guidelines to follow at the meeting locations:
When do we meet for SS Freestyle programs?
IMPORTANT TIMES: the 20/21 program schedule has been designed to allow safe distancing between any and all SS Freestyle members and non-members. Understanding where we need to be and when; and getting to where we need to be ON-TIME is critical to ensuring we adhere to Provincial Health Authority guidelines. Too many people in one area will make safe distancing impossible.
Please review the 20/21 meeting LOCATIONS and important TIMES for the programs your child will attend.
What happens if we are late to meeting times?
Program Coordinators will hang around for 15minutes after the groups have left. If you are later then that parents are welcome to meet up with their child's group on the mountain but will need an escort. If you are late or can not make it please let us know by text: 250-550-5322.
Are washrooms and sanitations stations available?
Washrooms and sanitations stations will be available in public spaces provided by Silver Star Mountain. Here are some basic safety guidelines to follow when using public washrooms and/or public spaces:
Where can I store my belongings and take lunch or snack breaks?
ZONES A, B, C - There is no designated space provided to store personal belongings. SS Freestyle recommends belongings be kept in a vehicle or at a Silver Star Mountain residence. As always there is no supervision during the lunch break.
Click Here for Silver Star Mountain's operational changes for health and safety this season. Please note there will be restrictions in place so having a back up plan is recommended.
ZONE D - Space will be provided for up to ONE back-pack per athlete. Athletes using this space will have to ski to/from the location. For more information regarding ZONE D contact your team's Head Coach or visit your team's webpage.
I really want my child to ski/ride in the SS Freestyle Club this season but I am concerned about COVID-19 safety, how can I make my sessions safer?
Will there be competitions this season?
SS Freestyle is striving to organise fun and safe local opportunities to test your athlete's skills this winter. Our Head Coaches have drafted up some modified event options that SS Freestyle is considering and upon approvals could see local opportunities for SS Freestyle members to compete in safe fashion.
Freestyle BC and Freestyle Canada have set some tentative plans as well. BC Snowboard and IFSA have not yet announced any tentative schedules but have assured us that events may still happen in BC this season. For a look at what's been tentatively scheduled stay tuned to the following calendar link: click here
Are there refunds if programs are cancelled or I am unhappy with the safety of SS Freestyle programs?
Please review the 2020/21 SS Freestyle Refund Statement
If you have questions regarding this season please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Can I post Freestyle Activities on social media during Covid?
Both Freestyle BC and BC Snowboard Associations have restrictions on posting sanctioned activities on social media until further notice.
Freestyle Ski Provincial Guidelines
Canada Snowboard Guidelines and Updates
Provincial Health Orders - BC
SS Freestyle Notice on Refunds
Additional orders - Dec 7
Canadian Sport Medicine Advisory committee - sign up for the latest updates. Click here.
BC Government Statements - Click here