After much discussion and planning, we must adapt our upcoming 2020/21 winter season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our primary guidelines for this winter are;
- Maintain our commitment to ASF’s mission of “empowering lives through adaptive sports.”
- The health and well being of our participants, families, volunteers and staff are priority #1.
- Work within the operating parameters set by federal, state and local government.
As such, the ASF winter program will be very different from past seasons. The reservation process, equipment protocol, time and structure of lessons as well as meeting places have all been changed for this season.
NOTE to new students to ASF: Due to the changes we have had to implement and our ability to provide the best introduction to snowsports experience, we will not be accepting new students this season.
Due to social distancing requirements and NYS regulations, we cannot operate a daily lesson program as we have in past years. Therefore, for this season, we will be providing a weekend season long program. We will have one three hour lesson session per day. Our goal is to assign each participant a pod of consistent instructors for the season. Seasonal equipment will be available from our equipment room and will be included in the cost. You will be responsible for bringing equipment with you each time you come. If availability permits, we will try to accommodate daily lessons.
CURRENTLY, WE ARE AT FULL CAPACITY FOR SEASONAL PARTICIPANTS. DAILY REQUESTS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. To participate, please download the calendar request, type in your name and click in the box each day you wish to attend. Please email the calendar to Ginny (firstname.lastname@example.org) – NO CALLS please. We will then review your lesson requests with the availability of our volunteer instructors. If we can accommodate your request, we will send you a confirmation email along with additional forms and payment information.
The Gwen Allard Adaptive Sports Center
The Gwen Allard Adaptive Sports Center will not be available to students, parents or volunteers. All lessons will dispatch from outside the building, with the exception of students requiring use of the set-up room, (for example – bi/mono ski). There will be no parking at the building. The parking lots will be used for dropping off students and dispatching lessons only, requiring participants to arrive ready to ski/ride with their equipment. Arrival times will be staggered to allow for social distancing. Windham Mountain will allow parents to use Tavern 23 Restaurant on Route 23 as a waiting area while lessons are in progress.