Organisation of 2021 season
This is a tentative planning, subject to approval by the CERN Clubs Coordinating Committee and to change at any time depending on how the sanitary situation evolves
Alpine ski and snowboard
The alpine ski and snowboard section courses that normally kick off the season will take a different form this year, with the aim of minimizing outings cancellation.
Assuming that it will be allowed to conduct day outings already in January, they will be organized on the same principle as the normal after-course outings where participants sign up one outing at a time until it’s full. We hope to be able to provide this at half the capacity we usually do, so a maximum of two buses each day of the weekend. This also means that there will be significantly fewer places for beginners (if any at all) – may not apply for the snowboard section though.
Following the first 5 weekends, we will try to run our usual day and weekend outing program along the same lines (also with restrictions).
In order to participate in any of these outings, the club membership and a full Carte Neige is required as usual (make sure your medical certificate is in order). Another announcement will follow with the opening date for the membership subscription.
Ski Touring section is planning to propose the outings in an unchanged format, i.e. as they were in the previous years.
There will be a couple of outings per weekend, we will continue using cars, but unlike last seasons we may ask participants to use them less occupied.
Cross-country (ski de fond)
The cross-country section is planning to conduct courses in La Vattay on Saturday afternoons in January and February 2021, as in previous seasons. Unlike in the past, the section will neither be in a position to provide for a bus nor ski passes for participants. Exceptionally in this season, participants are required to take care of their transportation and ski passes themselves. There is public transport from Gex to La Vattay at 13h00 and from La Vattay to Gex at 17h00.
Instead of a course fee (as was in the past), in the coming season participants will pay a section fee of approximately 80-100 EUR (plus membership fee and the costs for the Carte Neige). The section fee will enable them to attend the courses and possible other outings offered by the section. While we try to have as many outings as possible, we cannot guarantee that all of them will happen due to the pandemic situation and we will unfortunately not be able to reimburse the section fee. No full-day outings (e.g. family outing) or weekend outings are foreseen. An introduction to biathlon may be organized, if feasible, at additional cost.
In order to be able to better determine the cost of the section fee, we would like to ask those of you interested in the cross-country section activities in the upcoming season to complete this poll by Friday 30 October 2020.
Whilst this is not binding and may change with the pandemic situation, thanks for indicating your interest as precisely as possible at this stage.
- All club activities will take place outside, respecting safety distance between participants and in compliance with the rules of the FFS, state, department, prefecture, and CERN Clubs Coordinating Committee.
- Name and contact details of outing/course participants will be tracked through an online subscription form which is verified by the instructor at the beginning of the course/outing (as in previous years).
- Limited car sharing: we will encourage people to meet directly on the outing parking and to limit sharing to two people.
- We will follow any state rules while visiting a restaurant/bar (face masks and social distance).
- There will be a safety responsible for the section who will be reachable and provide advice in case of any infections reported before or after an outing.