COVID 19 and Snowmobiling
A quick update on a summer operations: Sage took 18,000 healthy customers on fun trips this summer: Whitewater Rafting, ATV, Fishing and Horseback Riding. We prepared heavily and took all precautions to protect out staff and customers from the transmission of COVID, and are happy to report that NO staff got sick, and had no reports of our customers contracting COVID after participation. We look forward to a fun winter season with the same processes and success.
Sage has adjusted its winter operations to minimize crowding at the base lodge facility by spreading check in’s for trips out over the day, to make smaller group sizes at the lodge at one time. The Congestion is reduced by 2/3 of a normal winter season with our new trip matrix. That far exceeds the Public Health Order of 50% reduction. Once you are out on snow enjoying the great outdoors, natural social distancing occurs.
The use of Sage winter gear will be more limited for customers due to the increased difficulty of sanitation of garments with liquid chemicals, and the fact that the temperatures outside in the winter are generally below freezing. Water and cold temps do not mix. Some gear is available for rental, but stock is limited. We are requesting participants wear their own winter clothing, boots, face coverings, gloves and goggles.
If you book a trip where Sage picks you up at your accommodation, there may be others in the vehicle with you, but the vehicle will only be filled to 50% occupancy and all people in the vehicle will be required to wear a mask. Space will be limited for these bookings.
During check in, gear up, and check out inside the Sage base lodge, everyone is required to wear a mask at all times.
The restroom at the Bonfire meeting parking lot and at the base lodge are sanitized regularly.
Helmets that Sage provides for snowmobiling are used once a day and sanitized overnight for the next use.
Sage asks that you do not participate if you are having any of the well know and well documented COVID 19 Symptoms.
Here are some other links and COVID related information:
- COVID-19 Updates, Resources & Info: Eagle County & Colorado
- COVID-19 Testing in Eagle County (VIDEO EN ESPANOL)
Business Updates, Tools & Resources
Limiting the transmission of COVID-19 is a top priority. Our success has been due to the community’s commitment to social distancing and the use of face coverings. Now we are asking for your help, too, in respecting those ongoing efforts. We are asking all businesses and visitors to join our residents in adhering to the…
Five Commitments of Containment
- I will maintain 6 feet of physical distance.
- I will cover my face in public.
- I will wash my hands often.
- I will stay home when I am sick.
- I will get tested immediately if I have symptoms.
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