Return to Play Guidelines- Achieve Tahoe’s COVID-19 Response for Winter 2020-21

Due to COVID-19, things will look a little different at Achieve Tahoe as we make the health & safety of our participants and instructors a top priority. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available. We must adhere to the standards of the resorts that we serve, as well as Placer County, State and CDC guidelines. We appreciate your patience as we work to determine where adjustments need to be made moving forward.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and deaths, especially for senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions. By visiting Achieve Tahoe, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Participant, Friends & Family Policies for Lessons

  • Reservations are required for Achieve Tahoe lessons at least 48 hours in advance. A lift ticket is provided to the participant for the duration of the lesson. Achieve Tahoe does not have lift tickets for family members. All lift tickets and passes for non-Achieve Tahoe participants must be purchased through the respective Ski Resort website in advance. Reservations for Achieve Tahoe lessons open November 2nd, 2020.
    • Additional info for Northstar and Sugar Bowl: Achieve Tahoe provides a lift ticket to the participant only for the duration of a lesson. Reservations for family members, care providers or friends must be made through Northstar and Sugar Bowl Resorts.
  • Face coverings are required at all times, both indoors and outdoors while on an Achieve Tahoe lesson.
    • Face coverings must cover nose and mouth. Acceptable face coverings include 2x layer cloth face coverings, disposable medical style facemasks, 2x layered neck gaters/buff or any form of NIOSH respirator.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between you and others. New and more equipment intensive teaching methods may be utilized on a lesson to promote distancing. 
  • The lobby at the Achieve Tahoe Program Center will be closed. There will be a covered outdoor check-in space, with space to put on gear. When necessary, one participant at a time may utilize the equipment or fitting room. 
  • Avoid physical contact, such as shaking hands. Sneeze or cough into a tissue, cloth or your elbow. Practice good hygiene - you must wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer at arrival.
  • Paperwork, which includes participant forms and waivers, must be completed prior to arrival to minimize person to person contact at check-in. 
  • Any reservations canceled by Achieve Tahoe will receive full refunds.
  • Failure to cooperate with the face covering requirement, physical distancing and updated Achieve Tahoe policies will result in a loss of Achieve Tahoe privileges for the season.
  • To participate in Achieve Tahoe programs, the following statement needs to be true:
    • I attest that I have not been experiencing any symptoms of illness such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath within the last 14 days.
    • I have not traveled outside of California and Nevada in the last 2 weeks.  If I have, I took a COVID19 test upon arrival and got a negative result back. 
    • I do not believe that I have been exposed to a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. If I was exposed, I took a COVID19 test and got a negative result back. 
    • I have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been cleared as noncontagious by state or local public health authorities.  

Employee Policies

  • Achieve Tahoe employees and volunteers are being trained on our updated COVID-19 policies and will only teach lessons once they’ve completed this training.
  • Employees and volunteers undergo daily screening for signs and symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Anyone with a fever of or over 100.4 or any sign or symptom of illness will not be allowed to come to work.
  • Face coverings will be worn by our employees and volunteers at all times.

Sanitization

  • Additional hand sanitization stations have been added to the Program Center.
  • Increased frequency of disinfection and cleaning of high-touch indoor areas, such as bathrooms, surfaces, door handles, and check-in counters.
  • Shared equipment will be sanitized before being used by a new person.
  • Plexiglas shields installed in designated areas of the property for added protection

If you have any questions about our policies, please call (530) 581-4161 x6. 

Resources for the latest Tahoe, County and State updates on COVID-19:

Resources for Social Distancing and Masks:

Scholarships

Katherine Hayes Rodriguez Scholarship Fund

Before scheduling please apply for scholarship funds.

Achieve Tahoe members with extreme financial needs may apply to waive the fees for participation in our sports programs thanks to our Katherine Hayes Rodriguez Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are available on a first come-, first served- basis and are limited by the amount of money available annually in the fund.  Achieve Tahoe reserves the right to review documentation of your income prior to approval of your application.

Scholarships are limited to one (1) per winter and summer season, per applicant when available.

For more information about our scholarship program, please call our Program Center at (530) 581-4161 x6 or email [email protected]

To fill out a scholarship application, please click HERE

Donate to the Fund

Your donation covers the out-of-pocket fee for our students in any of our winter or summer programs. It enables people with disabilities to go beyond their perceived limits and gain a sense of accomplishment that can transform their lives. $100 is the minimum donation to cover the cost of participation in any summer program. $250 covers our costs for a snowsports lesson. Larger donations will help to maintain our Katherine Hayes Rodriguez Scholarship Fund.

Click the donate button below to donate online now using our secure service!

Merchandise

Show Off Your Support of Achieve Tahoe!

Achieve Tahoe logo wear is available for purchase by phone or in-person at the Achieve Tahoe Program Center in Alpine Meadows. See the list of products below. All items are subject to availability.

To place a mail order, please call Marina at (530) 581-4161, ext. 6. There is a shipping and handling fee of $20 per order. 

Thank you to our Tahoe-based apparel company partners:

Lodging in the Tahoe Area (ADA Included)

Lodging close to Achieve Tahoe

There are plenty of lodging options near Achieve Tahoe. Start your search in these areas: Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Truckee, Tahoe City, and Kings Beach. 

Listed below are wheelchair accessible accommodations in these areas as well. 

ALPINE MEADOWS

Bear Falls Lane
5 bedroom house; sleeps 12
Elevator; wheel-in shower
Discounts available for our those participating in our programs.

TRUCKEE

The Inn at Truckee (5 ADA Rooms)
11506 Deerfield Drive
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 587-8888

Truckee-Tahoe Inn/Best Western (2 ADA Rooms)
11331 Hwy 267
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 587-4525 / (800) 824-6385

River Street Inn (1 ADA Room)
10009 East River St.
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-9290

Holiday Inn Express (4 ADA Rooms)
10527 Cold Stream Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-9999

Hampton Inn (5 ADA Rooms)
11951 State Highway 267
Truckee, CA 96161
(800) 928-0435

Cedar House Sport Hotel (2 ADA Rooms)
10918 Brockway Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-5655

Truckee Donner Lodge (4 ADA Rooms)
10527 Cold Stream Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161

SQUAW VALLEY

Resort at Squaw Creek (4+4 ADA Rooms)
400 Squaw Creek Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 583-6300 / (800) 327-3353

Olympic Village Inn (1 ADA Room)
1909 Chamonix Place
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 581-6000 / (800) 845-5243

Squaw Valley Inn (Plumpjack) (3 ADA Rooms)
1920 Squaw Valley Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 583-1576 / (800) 323-7666

Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley (2 ADA Rooms)
2000 Squaw Valley Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 583-7226

TAHOE CITY

Granlibakken (7 ADA Rooms)
625 Granlibakken Rd.
Tahoe City, Ca 96145
(530) 583-4242 / (800) 543-3221

River Ranch (1 ADA Room)
Hwy. 89 & Alpine Meadows Rd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-4264 / (800) 535-9900

Sunnyside Lodge (1 ADA Room)
1850 West Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-7200 / (800) 822-2SKI (2754)

Tahoe City Inn (1 ADA Room)
790 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 581-3333 / (800) 800-8246

Peppertree Inn (2 ADA Rooms)
645 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, California 96145
(800) 624-8590

The Cottage Inn (1 ADA Room)
1690 West Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 581-4073

Tamarack Lodge Motel (1 ADA Room)
2311 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-3350

TAHOE VISTA - KINGS BEACH

Firelite Lodge (2 ADA Rooms)
7035 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
(530) 546-222

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort (2 ADA Rooms)
6834 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe Vista, CA  96148
(530) 546-9500

Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge (1 ADA Room)
7630 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
(530) 546-6262

Tahoe Edgelake Beach Club (3 ADA Rooms)
7680 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
(530) 546-5974

Ferrari’s Crown Resort (2 ADA Rooms)
8200 North Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA 96143
(530) 546-3388

Stevenson’s Holiday Inn (2 ADA Rooms)
8742 North Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA 96143
(530) 546-2269

Tahoe North Shore Lodge (1 ADA Room)
201 Carnelian Bay Ave
Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
(530) 546-3425

Career Opportunities

Front Desk Reservations Clerk

Adaptive Snowsports Internship (December 2020 – April 2021). 

Interested in volunteering? Join a community of over 200 Achieve Tahoe volunteers in helping to improve access to outdoor recreation opportunities for people with disabilities and experience the thrill that comes from spending time improving the quality of life for our participants. 

Learn more about volunteering