As of Fall 2020, the GTSC is planning to run all normal ski programming with minor modifications. Hickory Hills ski area is planning to be open as usual. Below are modifications, requirements, and new protocol planned to be implemented for the season. All of these are fluid and subject to change as our understanding of COVID-19 deepens and current information, science, data and CDC and State recommendations change. We are putting the safety of our GTSC family first and ask for your patience, understanding, and compliance.
Daily Screening Tool
*Participants (or parents of) will be expected to complete an online daily screening tool prior to attending GTSC programs/events,
*Parents and volunteers will be expected to complete an online daily screening tool prior to attending GTSC programs/events
*Full information on the screening tool will be available closer to clinic start dates.
*All GTSC participants and families will be required to wear face coverings at all times and socially distance whenever possible to be compliant with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recommendations for outdoor youth sports.
Hickory Hills Lodge Access
*The lodge will be very restricted use and have reduced capacity.
*Participants should arrive at Hickory Hills with all gear on and be ready to attend clinics. The lodge should not be used for putting on gear.
*There will be no bag storage/limited storage, nor congregating, in the lodge this year to allow for proper social distancing.
*The City is currently installing 2 outdoor fire pits and all the Clinch Park outdoor furniture will be set up outside the lodge at Hickory Hills to encourage participants/users to stay outside lodge.
*Restrooms will be open for use – face coverings required to use.
*There will not be community food at any GTSC events/races this year.
*Food service will be open at the lodge.
*We do not anticipate any change in allowable participants in GTSC programs due to Covid-19. We are currently within guidelines for participant size
*Participants will be taught expectations on the first day/night (and all week) of clinics/programs to ensure all understand distancing on tow ropes/at top of hill/etc. to avoid crowding
* Spectators will be allowed as state guidelines permit. All spectators must be socially distanced and wear face coverings.
Race Day Participants and Spectators
*All GTSC races will be subject to above guidelines and safety measures.
*All race results will be posted to the website and available online – no physical scoreboard will be maintained in order to avoid crowding.
*Unfortunately, we will not host awards this season to avoid crowding. We will be in touch as decisions are made on award pickups, etc.
*No potluck/shared food at any GTSC event this year.
*Race spectators will be allowed as state guidelines permit. All attendees must be socially distanced and wear face coverings.
*The lodge will have very limited use as of right now.