Freestyle,
freeskiing & Snowboarding

NORTHERN DIVISION
FREESTYLE COMPETITION
February 19-21
Bridger BowL, Bozeman, MTT



We are happy to welcome you to the 2021 competition.  The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced us to require important restrictions and safety measures for all athletes, coaches, volunteers, and spectators.  Please help us make this a successful event!  Refer to “Spectator Info” and “COVID Considerations” below.

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RACE ALERTS

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  • Team lists/ticket order due Monday, February 15 at 11 a.m.

Schedule

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Training on Boot Hill

2:10 p.m. Team Captains Meeting at the finish area

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Training

10:45 a.m. Contest starts (Moguls)

TBD: awards in finish area

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Training

10:45 a.m. Contest starts (Moguls)

12:30 p.m. Contest starts (Dual Moguls)

TBD: awards in finish area

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

Our race Organizing Committee is following U.S. Ski & Snowboard COVID-19 CC Domestic Competition Guidance policies (Oct. 27, 2020).  Please see Operations Plan below for details on race day/venue safety precautions.

Despite our attention to detail, these preventive measures cannot guarantee that event attendees will not contract COVID-19; staying home is the only reliable way to avoid becoming infected with COVID-19.  Furthermore, the guidelines we have in place to make this event as safe as possible may be inconvenient for attendees; if you anticipate this to be a problem for you, please do not come to the event.  

Important race event procedures:

● Athletes must submit a COVID-19 Pre-Screen Questionnaire within 48 hours of the race event (we recommend submitting this on Wednesday, February 17).  No one will be able to compete without completing this. Athletes must also sign a site waiver/ liability release form.

● On Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, athletes and coaches must complete the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Checklist.  Coaches will be required to retain a record of this checklist and certify to the Competition Secretary that they have been completed and all participants are asymptomatic that day. No one will be able to race without completing this.

● Everyone in all locations of the race venue (course, parking lots, lift lines) must wear masks at all times (except when athlete is on the course).  Athletes must replace masks when leaving the finish area.  Disposable masks will be available throughout the venue.

● Maintain 6 feet social distance whenever possible!

OPERATIONS PLAN

Operating Plan

This event guide follows recommendations from the US Ski and Snowboard COVID-19 Domestic Competitions Guidance (v2, Oct. 27, 2020) and the New England Nordic Ski Association COVID-19 XC Ski Event Host Guide (11/11/2020).  Additionally, the guide follows Federal, Montana State, and Gallatin County Health Department orders and guidelines for Phase 2 reopening, in addition to guidelines for all phases, such as hygiene, social distancing, symptom monitoring, and collaboration on contact tracing.


The event Organizing Committee and the COVID Coordinator will consider cancellation of the event if the number of daily cases of COVID in the community is rising significantly in the days leading up to the event OR if the hospital bed census at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital is near capacity.


Event Registration

1.) Use online entry and registration payment.

2.) Coaches must register for the event as well.


Participant Health Screening

All participants will complete the Pre-Event Health Screen  as part of the event registration process.  Once at the event, athlete health status updates will be performed using the U.S. Ski & Snowboard COVID Symptom Checklist.  Participants will be required to follow health department recommendations on travel and hygiene precautions that are in place at the time of the race from both the athlete's home county/state and Gallatin County/Montana State (Gallatin County Public Health Rules, COVID-19 Phase 2 reopening guidelines).  

Additionally, participants will be recommended to follow federal CDC travel safety guidelines at the following webpage:  Domestic Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Attendance at the event will be disallowed if a participant (or participant’s household members):

(1) Has a current pending COVID-19 test prompted by symptoms.

(2) Has received a positive COVID-19 test result within the past 14 days.

(3) Was in close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

(4) Has (or had in the past 14 days) any of the following symptoms:

(a) Fever

(b) Sore throat

(c) Cough

(d) Nasal congestion or runny nose

(e) Muscle or body aches

(f) Loss of taste or sense of smell

(g) Shortness of breath

(5) Has (or had in the past 14 days) any 2 of the following symptoms:

(a) Headache

(b) Nausea and/or vomiting

(c) Diarrhea

(d) Fatigue


Event Social Distancing and Hygiene Precautions

1.) All attendees (athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators) are required to wear masks at all times when at the competition venue (except athletes, when they are skiing on the race course).

2) All competitors will maintain adequate social distancing in the start area, finish, area, and elsewhere on the mountain.

3) The competition will not use Bridger Bowl lodges. (Check-in will be at the BSF Team Room)

4) All coaches, spectators and athletes are expected to adhere to all Bridger Bowl COVID-19 guidelines, including masks in lodges, lift lines, loading and unloading zones; and maintaining social distance.

5) The Organizing Committee will recommend to visiting athletes that no more than 2 spectators per athlete attend the event.

6.) Athletes in start area:

i. Must wear masks until in the start gate (up to 30 seconds before start)

ii. Athletes will be spaced at least 6 feet apart in the start lane

iii. Only 10 athletes will be allowed in the starting pen at any given time


6.) Results will be distributed electronically instead of posting on-site on results

boards, which encourage congregation.

7.) All race jury and other official meetings will be conducted outdoors.

8) All gear must be stored in BSF team room at at bag check for the day. No bags can be left around the lodges, and Bridger Bowl will not store gear overnight this season.


Travel, Transportation, and Spectators

1.) All participants are encouraged to travel to Bozeman in known, safe, small family or teammate bubbles.

2.) Athletes and support staff/families will be encouraged eat their meals in their homes or hotel rooms, ordering carry-out meals or buying food at grocery stores.

3.) All attendees will be encouraged to wear masks anytime they are not in their home, hotel room, or automobile.

4.) Parking lot access will be within walking distance to the lifts to prevent having to use shuttles for all attendees.


If COVID Symptoms/Cases Develop During the Event or a Post-Event:

1.) Require any participant who tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms consistent with the disease beginning within 48 hours after the conclusion of the event to notify the host and contact the event’s COVID Coordinator.

2.) Immediately isolate anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms. Notify local healthcare facility to transport the individual home or to a healthcare testing facility as directed.

3.) Individuals who have had close contact with a person who has symptoms or who has

tested positive, should quarantine according to state/regional guidelines.

4.) In accordance with state and local privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations, and

while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

(ADA) and other applicable laws and regulations, notify local health officials, staff,

participants, and families immediately of any case of COVID-19.

registration & HEALTH CHECKS

Follow the registration instructions below.

Coaches responsible for payment will be contacted prior to race day.

ATHLETES - REGISTRATION

1. Create an account at BridgerBowl.com (if you don't already have one).

2. Register for the event and sign your waivers at http://estore.bridgerbowl.com/products/bsf-freestyle-race

EVENT REGISTRATION

ATHLETE LIFT TICKETS

1. COACHES SUBMIT ATHLETE LIST: 5 days prior to the event, coaches will need to submit an athlete list & team ticket order to Bridger Bowl.  Send to tickets@bridgerbowl.com by 11 a.m. on Monday, February 15.

TICKET PRICES: 

$22: 7-12 years old

$42: 13 yrs old & up

$5 RFID card fee will be applied to anyone who doesn't already have a Bridger Bowl card.

*For spectator tickets, see "Spectator Info" below.

Any athletes that plan to ski outside of the Fri-Sunday competition days must purchase and reserve their additional tickets through the public reservation system at Bridger Bowl.

GETTING YOUR TICKET: The ticket office will pre-print all cards for those who need tickets, and those will be distributed by BSF on race day.

For those with season passes, your race registration will be applied to your current card.

TICKET FORM

COVID PRE-SCREEN

Each athlete will need to complete the COVID-19 Pre-Screen Questionnaire. The form will open Wednesday, February 17, and it should be filled out that day.

COVID-19 Pre-screen Questionnaire

DAILY HEALTH CHECK

COVID-19 Daily Health Checklist must be completed by coaches and athletes EACH DAY prior to entering venue for competition.

COVID DaILY HEALTH CHECKLIST

START LISTS, RESULTS & PHOTOS

SPECTATOR INFO

COVID

Please refer to the “COVID Considerations” section of this webpage for the BSF COVID-19 Event Guide for procedures this event will follow to ensure the safety of all in attendance at the races.


Keeping all attendees at the race venue safe from COVID is of primary concern to us.  We are taking measures to limit areas of congregation and insure social distancing, mask-wearing, and use of hand sanitizer.  Realistically, however, the manner in which family members, athletes, and their team members conduct themselves in the city of Bozeman while away from the venue may pose a greater risk of COVID transmission than at the race venue.  


We therefore recommend the measures during your visit to Bozeman:

● Do not travel to the event in the first place if you have any COVID symptoms!

● If local or regional COVID transmission rates are rising significantly as the event date approaches, the race committee may prohibit spectators at the venue entirely.

● Wear a mask at all times when outside of your hotel room or when not inside your automobile.

● Bring food to eat in your hotel room, order take-out food or curb-side pick-up food items rather than eating at restaurants.

● When at the race venue, stay 6 feet from nearby spectators (and, again, wear masks at all times).

● SPECTATORS ARE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE START/FINISH/STADIUM AREA.

● COVID prevention volunteers will provide friendly reminders to anyone who is not wearing a mask or who is not maintaining 6 feet social distancing.

● If activity at the races does not adhere to COVID safety recommendations, the race committee in coordination with the TD and Jury may close the event to spectators on or make other necessary safety protocol adjustments.


Enjoy the event! Stay safe and healthy.  And please help prevent the spread of COVID in Bozeman during this event.

LIFT TICKETS & COURSE ACCESS.

Spectators must make public reservations to access the course. Reservations are limited each day; and access is not guaranteed to spectators. (However, do note that Bridger is now doing a slow-release of their reservations--if you don't get one right away, try again!)

*No boot passes will be available.

*Bridger Bowl rules do not allow for hanging out in the lodges.

HOW TO RESERVE A TICKET: 

  1. Purchase a $5 Bridger Bowl Card.
  2. Reservations for a day ticket open at 2 pm, 4 days prior to the ski day. Make a reservation here.

Reservations are released regularly between the time above and your ski day, as are cancellations. Day-of cancellations must be made by 9 a.m. and are released as soon as possible after that. If you don't succeed the first time, try again! We know this isn't ideal for traveling parents, but this is the system we have to work within this season.

CHEER

And please, give the Bridger Bowl employees an extra side of kindness and thanks if you interact with them. It has been a stressful year, and we're so appreciative they're supporting this event and our sport. Thank you!!

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers who need passes will receive VIP passes for the day. Please check in at the BSF Team Room to pick up your pass and sign paper waivers.