Mt. Rose General and Lesson EEC

General Eligibility Criteria for Skiers and Riders:  

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide staff and guests information to make objective assessments when determining whether a guest can meet the essential eligibility criteria necessary for participation in the stated activity.  Please note that references to a companion do not include any Mt. Rose Ski-Tahoe staff.                                   

SKIING/RIDING:

  • The skier/rider must have the ability (once shown) to load, ride, and unload the lift safely, either independently or with assistance from a companion.
  • The skier/rider (and/or their companion) may not be under the influence of any controlled substance, intoxicant, drug, or hallucinatory agent while engaged in the sport.
  • The skier/rider (and their companion) must be wearing a valid lift ticket or season pass prior to riding any lift on the mountain.
  • The skier/rider must be capable of learning and understanding Your Responsibility Code, either independently or with assistance from a companion.
  •  The skier/rider must be able to ski/ride in control and follow the rules set forth in Your Responsibility Code.
  • The skier/rider must be able to get down off the mountain safely (independently or with the assistance of a companion).
  • If a skier/rider falls down while skiing/riding, they must have the ability, independently or with the assistance of a companion, to get off the ski trail, and get into position necessary to continue skiing/riding.

LESSONS: 

Specific Ski and Snowboard School Eligibility Criteria for Skiers and Riders.

The following are eligibility criteria for participation in ski/snowboard group lessons at the mountain. Private and/or adaptive coaching is available for those students that require more assistance than mentioned in the criteria below with at least five days notice:

  • The student must be willing to participate in the lesson and willing to ski or ride.
  • The student must understand (independently or with the assistance of a companion) simple one and two step directions given by the instructor.
  • The student must be able to secure and return their own equipment (excluding adaptive equipment) independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • The student must have the ability (once shown) to properly put on and take off his or her own equipment, independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • The student must be able to use the restroom independently or with the assistance of a companion
  • The student (or companion) must disclose any allergies or medications that could affect their participation in the program to the Mt. Rose staff and/or to the ski instructor prior to the lesson.  Food allergies must be known ahead of time if the student is to be eating lunch in the Adventure Center or going in for breaks (hot chocolate, snacks etc.). 
  • The instructor and other Mt. Rose Ski-Tahoe staff are not allowed to dispense medication and arrangements must be made for an authorized caretaker to do this for the student, if applicable.
  • The student must be capable of physically moving around with the rest of the class on equipment, independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • The student’s physical ability (independent or with the assistance of a companion) is such that the instructor need not give continued physical assistance any more than needed by the other students in the lesson.  
  • The student must have the ability to attend and focus on the tasks of the class.
  • The student must not try to leave the class without permission.
  • The student must refrain from discourteous behavior or profane language while engaged in the lesson.
  • The student’s cognitive ability must be such that the pace of instruction is not limited to one-on-one instruction for any duration of the lesson (private or adaptive coaching is available on a limited basis with at least five days notice). 

The instructor has the authority to cease the student’s participation in the lesson if the student:

  • Exhibits any behavior that makes the lesson unsafe to the student, instructor, and/or others on the mountain.
  • Makes it apparent that they no longer want to continue the lesson.
  • The prevailing conditions or circumstances warrant. Even if an adaptive lesson is better suited to the student’s abilities, it may be possible to include the student and his or her instructor in a peer group lesson upon request.