EMSC 2020/2021 Operating Plan and Updates

  • While operating, we are required to follow all state and county health guidelines. These include:
    • All coaches and athletes will be required to have a face covering that meets the CDC guidelines.
    • All coaches and athletes will be required to wear masks anytime a separation of 6 feet cannot be maintained
    • Coaches shall work with athletes to teach, and maintain 6 feet of separation skiing, stops, and when regrouping on the trail.
    • Parents must wear a mask when dropping off and picking up athletes.
  • No current van use. (will re-evaluate)
  • No current Team Travel. (will re-evaluate)
  • All participants (Coaches, staff, athletes, and volunteers) must complete a Daily Health Screening 

Health Screenings and COVID19 Tests

  • All athletes, coaches, staff, and guardians (who are present for 15 minutes or more) are required to complete a daily health screening including a temperature check.
  • Health checks should take place at home prior to attending training
  • Example Health Screening
  • Anyone who does not pass the health screening (has symptoms) is not permitted to participate and MUST provide proof of a Negative COVID19 Test in order to return training.
  • Anyone who has a positive COVID19 test MUST follow the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Return to Training and Competition After SARS-CoV-2 Infection Guidelines
  • Any athlete who has a household member with COVID19 or is awaiting test results must follow CDC Guidelines for quarantine.

Competition Guidelines

COVID19 Related Refund Policies

Cancellation Prior to Start of Season

Refund Policy

    • Partial Program Fees will only be eligible to be refunded to those who drop out of the program during the first 25% of the season. In addition, a portion of the fees will be considered to be non-refundable (the $250 deposit). Other non-refundable portions include any fees that EMSC incurs due to the athlete enrolling (RMD, USSA, Etc.). The remaining fees will be prorated for the time the athlete has participated.

Refund due to Injury

  • Injury refunds will be given only for season-ending injuries. For an injury refund a note from a medical doctor attesting to the season ending nature of the injury will be required.

COVID19 Related Cancellations

  • If all training options must be cancelled for at least 3 consecutive weeks due to COVID19 between the first scheduled program training day and March 1st, 2021 members are eligible for a partial credit for the future programming. After March 1st, no COVID19 related refunds will be issued. Partial credit amounts will be determined based on the percentage of programming that took place prior to the cancellation and vary depending by each program.
  • Governing bodies (such as Eldora, Boulder County, CDC, USSA) may place additional COVID19 related restrictions on our operations. As well, competitions could be changed or canceled. These restrictions and cancellations are outside of the control of LERT Programs and will not be a cause for refunds.
  • Work credit refunds will be issued for hours fulfilled. Upon a cancellation due to COVID19, work credits will only be issued if volunteering was already scheduled to occur but was cancelled or the entire season is cancelled before January 1, 2021.
  • Any partial refunds or credits will be issued after April 15th, 2021.

Thank you for the patience and flexibility this season. Below is some information on our private inventory of parking at Eldora for EMSC Training blocks.

  1. To help us monitor the system, families will enter their information into a Sign Up Genius for the days they will be training at Eldora.
    1. Click here to access the Parking Sign Up Genius
    2. Thanks for jumping through extra hoops this season to help ensure a great experience for all.
  2. Please enter your information for a parking spot this Tuesday and/or Wednesday for Thanksgiving Camp into the Sign Up by 4:00pm tomorrow, Monday November 23rd.
    1. Further-out training dates will be entered later this week. Participants can get their names on training days and codes will be sent out weekly.
  3. Those on the sign up will be emailed links to create a parking reservation for the requested days. Each day will have its own specific link.
    1. Having the code link is not enough – you will need to click on the code to complete your reservation, enter license plate number, and receive a confirmation email. From there, you can click through to get your actual parking pass, with a QR Code. This is what you’ll need to show to the scanning attendant in order to get in.
  4. It is highly recommended that you get the ParkWhiz App and create an account
    1. This will help you view and manage reservations, and cancel them if you can’t attend. Remembering to cancel is important, because it allows another Eldora guest to get a reservation that day.
  5. Be sure to have your reservation QR Code ready to go when you arrive at Eldora.
    1. It is recommended to take a screenshot of your code, add it to your phone’s wallet or print it so that there are no issues caused by lack of reception upon arrival.

Other Important Information:

    • Only one code is needed per vehicle, per day, and every vehicle passing through the gate needs a code. This is important: If two people in the same car both have codes for the same day, the one not scanned will risk incurring a no-show penalty and losing future booking privileges with Eldora.
    • We do not have separate codes for AM and PM Training blocks. However, parking attendance has been arranged and is managed by blocks – You cannot stay all day!
      • Ex: Even though this week is only Core groups, Eldora has allotted public parking spots to fill EMSC’s spots after training
      • A separate reservation through Eldora’s public system is needed to extend your day on snow
  • Please don’t abuse the system by coming early for or staying later than your scheduled training blocks. It will disrupt Eldora’s efforts to maintain safe visitation levels as required by the County and State, and put the integrity of the season at risk. 
    • A parking code can only be scanned once. If you will be dropping off and picking up, please ask the entrance attendant who scans your code for a re-entry card. Please do not bring other skiers/riders back in with you when you pick up. This will also disrupt Eldora’s efforts to maintain safe visitation levels.
    • Plan to get the ParkWhiz app and create an account to easily view, manage, and cancel reservations.
      • Be sure to cancel any reservations if there is a change of plans.
      • The system will monitor unused reservations and will penalize those who have reservations they did not use and did not cancel.
        • Those with uncancelled and unused parking reservations could lose the ability to make future reservations.
  • Make your car your lodge!
      • With Boulder County in Red, there will be no Clubhouse Access.
      • The West Wing is being utilized for Eldora Staff – Please do not enter the West Wing.
      • Please use the outdoor-accessed bathrooms at Lower Timbers Lodge.
  • The Health Screening MUST be completed prior to each training
    • Athletes who have not completed their health screening will not be allowed to participate!
    • Find the Health Screening Here or on our website

 

We ask for your partnership in remaining positive and flexible. Eldora is committed to learning and improving their system as the season unfolds and as pandemic conditions permit, as are we at EMSC. Please communicate to the EMSC Office directly if you have questions with parking (email rachel@lertprograms.com or call 303-447-8014). We are managing this our system internally while working closely with Eldora.

 

We all want a full, fun season. Let’s keep in mind that we are  role models and ambassadors at the mountain. Let’s all work hard in partnership to ensure we are keeping our community safe, following the protocols in place, and respecting our parking privileges so we can keep them! 

 

We will send additional communications this week with any updates and a modified Sign Up for much more of the season.

 

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Programs Overview

SKIING

Devo All-Mountain

Our Devo All Mountain Program gives athletes a diverse all mountain experience with the focus of building skiing fundamentals through basic race training along with exposure to Big Mountain, Skier Cross, and Terrain Park fundamentals. The exposure to all of the above allows athletes to experience many avenues in the sport without specializing in one area. Athletes will also have an optional competition schedule to be determined by the coach and athlete. This program is for athletes aged 8-15 who are confident riders on all trails on the mountain.

Freeride/Freestyle

The EMSC Freeride/Freestyle program offers diverse programming that covers all disciplines of freeriding: slopestyle, big air, skiercross, and big mountain.  This is an entry level program into the world of competitive freeriding, but all athletes should be competent all-mountain riders.  This program is for athletes 9-18 they have a solid foundation of skiing or snowboarding.  Our team of proficient coaches help athletes expand their skills through on snow and dryland training.

Jr Race (USSA YSL Race Series) 

 The Jr. Race program is for athletes from 5-15 years and is staffed by expert skiers and former racers, most of whom are USSA coach certified. This program is an excellent introduction to competitive skiing that focuses primarily on developing solid fundamental skiing skills and introducing young athletes to the competition routine and environment.

Athletes who have achieved competency in their skiing fundamentals and have the necessary maturity, confidence, independence and desire to commit to ski racing at a higher level should consider transitioning to the Core Program.

Age-Class Series – U10, U12, U14, U16

The EMSC Age-Class Program builds on the foundation established by the Jr. Race program. The Age-Class race series is the highest level of competition for athletes up to 15 years old. Our program staff are USSA certified coaches, most of whom have experience competing at the FIS level, the highest level competition in the sport. Athletes in this program are expected to train with greater intensity and focus, which are required for success at the Age-Class level.  This includes pre-season and post season on snow and dryland training.

Age-Class/FIS Series – U16, U19, & Post-Graduate

 The Ability Program trains athletes from 14 years and up in preparation for FIS level competition. The Ability Program includes athletes from the U16, U19 and Post Graduate (PG) age groups. This program is staffed by coaches who have achieved the highest level of success at the FIS and intercollegiate levels and train athletes to take on the best ski racers in the sport.

SNOWBOARDING

Freeride/Freestyle

 The EMSC Freeride/Freestyle program offers diverse programming that covers all disciplines of freeriding: slopestyle, big air, boardercross, and big mountain.  This is an entry level program into the world of competitive freeriding, but all athletes should be competent all-mountain riders.  This program is for athletes 9-18 they have a solid foundation of skiing or snowboarding.  Our team of proficient coaches help athletes expand their skills through on snow and dryland training.

Devo All-Mountain

Our Devo All Mountain Program gives athletes a diverse all mountain experience with the focus of building snowboarding fundamentals through basic race training along with exposure to Big Mountain, Skier Cross, and Terrain Park fundamentals. The exposure to all of the above allows athletes to experience many avenues in the sport without specializing in one area. Athletes will also have an optional competition schedule to be determined by the coach and athlete. This program is for athletes aged 8-15 who are confident riders on all trails on the mountain.

Carve

The Alpine Snowboard Carve Program is a season long (Nov – April) competitive program that focuses specifically on slalom and giant slalom training, as well as race events. Athletes compete within the USASA Colorado race series on weekends with the season culminating with Nationals at Copper in April (Slalom / Giant Slalom)

Contact Information

Executive Director: Matt Tomasko – matt@lertprograms.com

Office Manager: Tricia Klomhaus – trish@lertprograms.com

General Inquiries: info@lertprograms.com

Location:
Physical Address: 194 Taft Dr., Unit C, Boulder, CO 80301
Mailing address: 1750-1 30th St. #431, Boulder, CO 80301