Health & Safety Information
Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to navigate COVID-19. Our resorts are following state and local guidelines and we appreciate everyone’s understanding as guidelines evolve.
Know Before You Go Information
- Face coverings are recommended when you cannot be socially distanced from unknown individuals.
- Face coverings are required on shuttles and any public transportation.
- Face coverings are required during the duration of the bobsled ride.
Guidelines & Information
At the Mt. Van Hoevenberg, our teams are:
- Maintaining physical barriers (e.g. plexiglass) at high interaction points like ticket areas
- Operating with increased frequency of cleaning procedures and a deep clean at night
- Maintaining hand hygiene stations throughout our venues for guests & employees.
- Undergoing a daily health screening prior to every shift
- Reducing indoor capacities to help maintain 6 feet of social distancing
- We recommend purchasing tickets in advance online for all of the Lake Placid Legacy Sites venues and activities. Capacities are limited and may sell out.
- Face coverings are recommended when unable to social distance from unknown individuals.
- If you need to store personal items inside, please utilize the bag check areas. Consider leaving all of your personal items in your vehicle.
Shuttles and on Mountain Transportation
- All drivers and guests are required to wear face coverings when riding a shuttle.
Lessons & Programs
- It is recommended that all lessons are reserved in advance to guarantee your plans.
- All participants will acknowledge health screening attestation (link) within 24 hours of participating in a lesson.
- Face coverings are required for both instructor and students regardless of vaccination status when unable to social distance during the lesson.
NYS General Obligations Law Article 18 states, “All persons using a ski trail or slope at a New York State ski area are considered to be skiers.”
To promote safety in skiing and riding by maintaining a reasonable amount of control over the conduct and behavior of skiers and riders on the mountain.
To comply with all aspects of NYS General Obligations Law Article 18 Safety in Skiing Code.
Definition of Reckless Skiing & Riding
The skier/rider who is skiing/riding in a manner that is beyond their ability to control their actions.
Any person involved in activities that may result in personal injury to themselves or to others.
Any person who fails to abide by the New York State Safety in Skiing Code (found at General Obligations Law Article 18) particularly that section entitled “Duties of Skiers” General Obligations Law 18-105. Copies are available at Ticket Booth.
Reckless Skier Program
I. MISSION AND PURPOSE
The mission of the ORDA Reckless Skier Program is to promote skiing and snowboarding safety awareness, and education for employees and guests. The purpose is to educate employees and guests about the National Ski Area Association’s (NSAA) Your Responsibility Code (the Code) and safe skiing practices, enforce proper mountain etiquette, and attempt to reduce fast and reckless skiing/snowboarding.
The ORDA Mountain Safety Program is led at each ORDA venue by a team of ski patrol staff, department supervisors, and mountain managers. Using the Code as a guide, and employing the list of approaches below, each team is expected to:
• Monitor skiing and snowboarding on each mountain, especially in congested areas;
• Explain to offending individuals why their actions are endangering themselves and others;
• Offer suggestions about more appropriate behavior;
• Issue warnings;
• Depending on a guest’s attitude and the seriousness of an infraction, revoke lift privileges.
This guidance document is intended to explain the Code and how it is implemented at ORDA venues, ORDA expectations for guest interaction and intervention, and the types of infractions and levels of discipline that may be imposed for failing to adhere to the Code and the ORDA policies that are designed to assure public safety.View Reckless Skier Policy »