Message on Telephone Information Line or Sign-up On Website
"We hope to do a cross-over next Sunday, however, at any point during the week or on the Sunday morning at the trailhead, it may be cancelled due to weather or snow conditions. Skiers calling in should indicate no later than 1:00 p.m. on Friday, whether they wish to do the cross-over or ski with a non-cross-over group."
The Ski Group Organizer should ensure that there are at least two strong skiers and two navigators in each cross-over group. This may involve "sprinkling in" some of the stronger skiers into the slower groups.
On the Bus
One Group Leader who is not doing the cross-over will be designated the Primary Contact Person. All Group Leaders and skiers will be made aware of who this person is, and which skiers are in the Primary Contact group. The Primary Contact Person must be prepared to take on the responsibilities of this position which could become quite demanding should group(s) decide to abort the cross-over.
Yes or No to the Cross-Over at the Trailhead
At the trailhead, the group leaders will get off the bus and decide whether or not conditions are suitable for a cross-over.
If Yes to the Cross-Over
Cross-over skiers will leave the bus first and get going as soon as possible.
Confirm Members in Group
Before each ski group leaves the trailhead, the group leader should confirm that all skiers as listed on his/her group are accounted for.
The bus will remain at the trailhead for 1.5 hours, and will return to the trailhead by 2:30 p.m. It will leave from the trailhead for Nine Mile Marina at 3:30 p.m. (unless all Cross-Over groups have aborted. See below.)
Aborting the Cross-over after Starting
Around noon, each cross-over group should assess whether it can successfully complete the cross-over, or whether they should turn back.
Should a group decide to abort their cross-over, they should contact the Primary Contact Person, or someone in his/her group. The aborting group should try to be back at 3:30 p.m. before the bus leaves the baseball diamond at 3:30 p.m. to drive to Nine Mile Marina. If possible, calls should also be made to the other groups doing the cross-over advising them of their decision to abort the cross-over.
Should all groups abort their cross-overs, then the Primary Contact Person must hold the bus until everyone is back at the trailhead. The bus will plan to leave from there at 4:30 p.m. and head directly back to Toronto.
The Primary Contact person will notify all of the groups of the change in departure times.
Late Arrival at Nine Mile Marina
Any cross-over group who does not believe that they will be at the bus at Nine Mile Marina by 5:00 p.m. should contact the Primary Contact person to indicate the nature of their problem and their ETA.
HAVE FUN -- BE SAFE
Revised Dec 12, 2016 by Gary Ataman and Judy Finlay