COVID-19 Guidelines

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.

If you have attended an Achieve Tahoe program in the past 2 weeks and have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact us immediately at 530.581.4161 x6. Your information will be kept confidential.

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.
    • Additional info for Northstar: 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 Resort.
  • 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.
    • If you cannot comply with face covering requirements during any part of the lesson, the lesson will be ended immediately, and all future lessons this season will be canceled and refunded. 
    • Face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status.
  • 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. If you need to cancel a lesson due to COVID-19 or stay at home orders, you will receive a full refund.
  • 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.


  • 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: