Covid-19 statement

18th September 2020

Yad Moss will be open for snow sports – snow permitting! – in the 2020-21 winter season.

Following the latest Government announcements, Snowsports England, has re-confirmed that organised outdoor snow sport can take place this season subject to a ‘return to play’ protocol.  At Yad Moss this will include some fairly straightforward social distancing measures and limiting numbers in the day lodge. We will also ask you to keep ‘a ski pole’s distance’ from each other when in the queues for the tow and the ticket office, when on the hill and when using the day lodge, but otherwise the Yad Moss committee hopes that you will be able to enjoy a more or less normal Pennine skiing and boarding experience.

We have installed a perspex screen in the ticket office but face coverings are not mandatory: most activity at Yad Moss is outside, those using the day lodge are usually there to eat and drink, and we also have members who routinely lip read.
To ‘track and trace’, we will ask for your phone number when you buy a season or day ticket – and request that, if possible, you bring a pen with you to write down your details if you’re buying a day ticket (although we will have a full cleaning protocol in place for equipment and facilities).

Regretfully we are asking that spectators and sledgers do not come up to Yad Moss this season because of the inability to track and trace those groups.

If we get days when we expect to be very busy, we will limit access to Yad Moss by selling day tickets online and in restricted numbers the day before. This will not affect season ticket holders. We have also adapted our first aid and emergency protocols, to ensure that we can operate safely under social distancing measures.

We are continuously reviewing our Covid-19 mitigations to ensure we comply With the latest guidance from our governing body and so that you can make an informed decision about whether to ski or board at Yad Moss this winter. Ultimately, it is your own decision about whether you feel comfortable joining us on the slope.

As usual, we ask that you are considerate towards other members, our volunteers, residents and local businesses when on the slope, in the car park and in the local area. We also ask that you take your rubbish home with you and that you follow the skiing and countryside codes. 

If you have any questions about Yad Moss, including measures being put in place for the new season, please email secretary@yadmoss.co.uk. 

We hope that you will continue to enjoy visiting Yad Moss to ski and board in 2020-21, and may it snow forever!