COVID-19 Protocols

Updated March 9, 2021

Pitkin County’s Five Commitments To Containment

  • I will maintain 6 feet of distance from anyone not in my household
  • I will wash my hands often
  • I will cover my face in public
  • I will stay home when I am sick
  • I will seek testing immediately and self-report if I experience symptoms

If an employee reports to work sick or gets sick at work:


  • Isolate the employee immediately
  • Protect the Employee’s Privacy, this is a medical matter
  • Help them figure out how to get home and/or tested without impacting others
  • Ask them to call their doctor to get tested or call Aspen Valley Primary Care at 970-279-4111 if they do not have a doctor
  • Reinforce the Five Commitments of Containment with your employees and participants

Link to the Pitkin County Covid-19 Employer / Employee Guide.

Additional contacts: | 970-429-6186 | Email:


  • Reservations recommended to be made at least 2 weeks in advance
  • “Day Of” reservations will not be accepted
  • Each participant will be required to complete a Pre-Arrival Form
    ➢ Form must be returned to office no later than 7 days prior to reservation date
    ■ Including understanding of CA COVID-19 protocols & adhering to them
    ➢ Reservation is not confirmed until all paperwork is received
  • Anyone who comes into the office will have their temperature checked and will sign in on the log
    ➢ A temperature of 100.4 and greater is considered a fever
    ■ See Pitkin County Covid-19 Employer / Employee Guide for further instructions
  • If temperature and/or other symptoms are present upon arrival the lesson will be canceled and refund issued minus any non-refundable fees from vendors.
    ➢ See Pitkin County Covid-19 Employer / Employee Guide for further instructions
  • If temperature and/or other symptoms present themselves at any time during the ski lesson, the remaining lesson days will be cancelled and participant(s) and any applicable employees will follow the Pitkin County guidelines for Covid-19 testing and self-quarantine
    ➢ See Pitkin County Covid-19 Employer / Employee Guide for further instructions
  • Challenge Aspen requests everyone use hand sanitizer upon entering the office
  • 6 Foot physical distancing guidelines will be followed for both indoor and outdoor environments except in cases where it is unsafe to maintain that distance.
  • Everyone will be required to wear effective and properly fitted face coverings in accordance with State, County, and Municipal requirements—both in the office and on the mountain.
    All participants must sign Code of Conduct/Risk Form and understand that they are participating at their own risk
    All employees, volunteers and participants must sign the Release of Liability Waiver
    While with particpiants, staff will demonstrate proper mask, sanitizing, and precautionary surface touching procedures
    Ski/Snowboard lesson meeting location will be mutually agreed upon by the Challenge Aspen Reservationist/Ski Pro/Participant prior to the start of each day.
    Adaptive equipment setup times will be scheduled to allow for no more than 6 people in the equipment room at any given time.
    Sharing of food or drink is not allowed.
    We discourage participants from leaving personal belongings or gear in the CA office due to limited space
    ○ Anything inadvertently left behind will be placed in a plastic bag
  • All equipment used during the ski lesson will be cleaned according to cleaning protocols established by Pitkin County, at the beginning & end of each day
    Refund policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis
    All transportation will be limited to 50% capacity.
    Hand sanitizer will be supplied in each vehicle
    ➢ Participants & employees must use hand sanitizer upon entry into the vehicle
    A small plastic tote with appropriate sanitizing products will be stored in each Challenge Aspen vehicle
    ➢ Employees are responsible for checking and restocking each tote after use
    Face coverings will be worn by everyone within the vehicle at all times
    Air flow will be maximized during transport including opening of the vehicle windows
    In order to minimize transmission of Covid-19, trips must be within one (1) hour of the Challenge Aspen office
    Clean and disinfect all vehicle surfaces including seats, windows and railings after each use. Challenge Aspen will maintain a vehicle cleaning log
    Challenge Aspen Locals program will be offered as afternoon half days, with no lunches, to minimize the number of people in the office.
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