Looking to join a shared ski lease or are you a ski lease organizer? We’re trying to gauge interest, consider sharing your input with the following survey..
Like many of you, the ski/snowboard community is trying to adjust to the new normal with the COVID-19 pandemic still at the top of many of our minds. You can help us by sharing your opinion about ski lease housing options.
Our Real-time Survey ends on Sunday 9/27/2020 at 11:59pm PST:
How many Tahoe ski trips are you planning/aiming to go for 20/21 winter ski season? (Your participation in this poll is anonymous.) We are trying to gauge sentiments in a pandemic year with social distancing, resort capacity limits –> participate in the survey.
Please take a few minutes to help us at SnowPals understand your thoughts for the upcoming 2020/2021 Ski Season. Your opinion matters and will help ski Lease/ski club operators better adjust.
Our ski lease shared housing survey concluded on 9/21/20. The following are the top level results:
- 1) Did you participate in a ski lease last season for 2019/2020?
- 2) Has the Covid-19 crisis & ‘work from home’ changed your ability to ski mid-week? (Select the option the best describes your situation.)
48% Yes, it has changed, I CAN NOW ski mid week!!!
- 3) What type of membership are you looking for?
66% Full time
- 4) Are you planning to participate in a ski lease for the 2020/2021 season? Given providers can offer a safer alternative (with Covid-19 exposure minimization as the focus) to a traditional lease?
57% Maybe, it depends on the what the offering is
- 5) If you were to join a lease this year, how would you join?
48% As an individual
- 6) If ‘No’, please share with us why you have decided against participation in any ski lease for 2020/21? (Enter ‘N/A’ if you answered ‘Yes’ or ‘Maybe’ previously.)
“Not sure it will work for us. open to reviewing available options, though.”
“I would be comfortable with a ski lease with MY friends, but am wary about joining with strangers due to COVID.”
“This is not the year to risk my family’s health to go boarding. We’ll be hitting the mountains, but most likely traveling up “day of.”
“Currently undecided, waiting to see how pandemic restrictions will be for the winter – if infections will or will not get out of control. It’s really a cost/risk/benefit analysis so still on the fence.”
“Uncertainty about ski resorts operating.”
Due to uncertainty around ski resort opening and constraints around leases, I will figure out after the season has started what I’ll do.
“Limited funds/money for leisure budget this year”
“Not safe to be in a ski lease”
“For my family, it’s a lot of work to ski with a toddler, and they’re not good at social distancing or hygiene. The resort plans kinda sound like a mess, and it’s hard to plan backcountry days when only one of us can go at a time.”
“I don’t trust a group of random skiers to truly be covid safe unless it was proven”
“Covid – too much expanded risk. Last year’s lease had wonderful people – including icu nurse, home healthcare provider. May contribute financially to our ski lease group so it’s in existence a year from now.”
“Haven’t decided yet. Waiting to see if we get COVID infections under control especially during flu season/winter months.”
“I would only join with people I know and trust who agree to keeping the ski lease closed to others.”
- 7) If you were to participate, which Tahoe area?
South Shore: 28% or about 1 out of 3
North Shore: 55% or about 1/2
- 8) What are your concerns about joining a ski lease this season?
39% Related to the people I would be joining with (related to Covid-19 exposure)
33% Related to the possibility of limited access to the house vs. the cost to join (because of possible Covid-19 limitations)
- 9) Which one of these ski lease configurations would be most interesting to you? (Given cleaning and safety options were put in place).
Smaller Bubble Lease: Leasers in small bubbles (4 to 6 lease members). A smaller lease with NO OVERLAP between bubbles of leasers between the weekend and mid-week leasers. Possible guaranteed room for you and your partner. Example: Weekend+ Bubble A (Friday through Monday) has access the first weekend, Midweek has access for 3 days (Tuesday through Thursday), Weekend+ Bubble B has access for the next weekend, repeat.
For reference/Access the survey at
– Your friends at SnowPals
Survey questions created by Mike K., South Tahoe ski lease organizer.
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