COLD TEMPERATURE AND AIR QUALITY GUIDELINES
COLD TEMPERATURE GUIDELINES - JHSC Staff will make the call 2 hours before training.
We use the weather info from the Snow King Mountain & Jackson Hole Mountain Resort apps and the weather station at Trail Creek to monitor the conditions in our area. We take into consideration the following factors: if there is sunshine or clouds, how well the skiers and snowboarders are dressed, if there is a wind chill, exposure to/shelter from the wind, proximity of the athletes to a heated space, temperature inversions. Any family who feels that the temperature is unsafe for their athlete(s) should feel comfortable making their own decision to not send their child to training. . Athletes that are not appropriately dressed will be sent home.
AIR QUALITY GUIDELINES - Air Quality Index (AQI)
We may occasionally decide to hold organized practices outside even when the AQI is above 100 for U14 and under and 150 for U16+. These practices will be shortened and the focus will be more holistic training activities such as team building, goal setting, or technique review. There will not be an aerobic component to these sessions.
When the AQI is over 100, Athletes with existing respiratory issues, such as asthma, should be extra cautious. There is a greater risk of long-term health impacts associated with poor air quality when exposure is sustained over long periods of time - weeks or months. As a program, we will do our best to reduce our risk by adapting practices to the changing air quality. Air quality can change drastically throughout the day, so please check your email regularly as practice plans may change!
The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club Air Quality Guidelines were developed through conversations with coaches from other clubs, a local pulmonologist, and our staff.