COVID Operations Update: December 28th

12/28/2020

 

We hope everyone enjoyed a white Christmas. Our area received over 30 cm of snow over the holiday, it truly was a winter wonderland! While the 28 day province wide shutdown has closed our lifts, lodges and alpine skiing activities, there is still a lot at the Club to take advantage of! The hiking trail is open for hiking or snowshoeing and our tobogganing runs and ice rink will open this week!

Our Food and Beverage Team is already in our new state of the art kitchen preparing take home meals, apres packages and curbside grocery pick up to help fuel all those outdoor activities! All of our menus are available through our online ordering system. Click here for menu options and try a homecooked Peaks meal with your family this week!

TOBOGGANING:
Starting Wednesday December 30th, tobogganing will be permitted daily on Bay Street ONLY from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our Outside Operations Team is setting up the tobogganing area with appropriate fencing and grooming as required. Our Snowmaking Team is on hill and moving equipment around the area, so please respect this fencing, it is there for your safety.

Tobogganing is available to Members only and Member badges must be present and visible to the attendant. Participants without a badge will be asked to leave the Property. Helmets and face coverings are mandatory and children must have parental supervision at all times. Please remember to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from anyone outside of your household.

ICE SKATING:
Our ‘Rink Crew’ is working hard to get the ice ready to open as soon as possible. Skating will be available by reservation only, similar to our Summer Club reservation system. Stay tuned for more details on how to reserve your time.

Helmets are mandatory for anyone using the ice and children must have parental supervision. In accordance with the Grey Bruce Health Unit mandate no “game play” (hockey) is permitted whatsoever. Please leave your sticks and pucks at home. Remember to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from anyone outside of your household while enjoying any activity at the Club.

MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT:
We are fortunate to be allowed to offer these activities during the shutdown. Please be respectful of the rules and COVID-19 protocols. Remember that they are in place for your safety and our Staff are mandated by the Province and the Grey Bruce Health Unit to enforce them.

Over the last few days, we have seen an increase in the number of Members being disrespectful to our Staff who are working hard to ensure your safety and that the Club continues to operate in this capacity. We have to work together to ensure the success of our season and above all be kind to one another. Please remember to follow the Member Code of Conduct while at the Club. Click here to view the Code.

UPDATE ON SKINNING: 
The Province has clearly mandated that “ski hills are closed.” This order requires all alpine skiing activities to cease, including skinning. The ski hills will not be maintained, patrolled or mountain safety systems checked. We need your cooperation to ensure your own safety and the safety of our on-hill Staff.

At any time we may have heavy equipment, maintenance equipment, high voltage power lines, high pressure water & air and Maintenance Employees on the trails. Due to this hazardous environment, please stay off the ski trails, including Champlain. Please do not hike, toboggan or drive anywhere on the trails or along the bottom of the hills that are not designated for those activities. Members and Guests who ignore the closed or warning signs are creating an unsafe work environment for our Employees.

We would also like to remind Members that all dogs must be on a leash when on Club property. Allowing your dog to run off-leash is dangerous to our Employees and your dog.

ONTARIO SNOW RESORTS - SAVE OUR SKIING:
We need to make sure the snow season resumes as soon as possible in Ontario. Visit www.saveourskiing.ca to find out how you can help.