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    Skiing and Covid-19 masks

    What kind of masks do people plan on wearing while skiing? Are you going to leave it on full time or put it on while at the lifts and lodges? It's gonna be a annoying to take on/off if you are wearing a helmet.

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    A neck gaiter like I would every other year.

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    I'm gonna 3d print & glue some ears to the side of my helmet for ease of mask on/off.

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    Gaiter alone isnít going to do the job. Hate to say it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thebear View Post
    Gaiter alone isnít going to do the job. Hate to say it.


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    Says who??

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    Doubled gaiter. I have a wind stop gaiter I thought might work but it is probably too impermeable to breath through.
    It will be on at the base area, in line, and if I am sharing a lift with anyone besides family.
    This has been discussed over and over in other threads, please consider deleting this thread and using the search function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebear View Post
    Gaiter alone isnít going to do the job. Hate to say it.


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    Itís what I wore everyday and Itís what 50% of the resort employees were wearing this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    Itís what I wore everyday and Itís what 50% of the resort employees were wearing this summer.
    I get it. Take the advice of minimum wage employees over that of medical professionals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebear View Post
    Gaiter alone isn’t going to do the job. Hate to say it.
    neck gaiter alone is 100% adequate. don't over think it.

    compliance is already built in to your regular ski attire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    I get it. Take the advice of minimum wage employees over that of medical professionals.

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    I know this thread is going to devolve pretty rapidly.... but to be honest, no one want the actual scientific evidence or general consensus of unbiased medical professionals.

    So lets just keep this discussion blue collar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul View Post
    I'm gonna 3d print & glue some ears to the side of my helmet for ease of mask on/off.
    Or a couple buttons sewn to some fabric on the helmet. No big deal if it means skiing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenstateofmind View Post
    Or a couple buttons sewn to some fabric on the helmet. No big deal if it means skiing
    Ooo I like that idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcrawfo View Post

    compliance is already built in to your regular ski attire.
    My beard filters coronavirus? Sick

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    I bet we could churn out a low quality retrospective analysis of marginal data, in record time, that would support this.

    Would you like to be a co-author?
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    If masks work then why were so many prisoners released? Oh, masks donít work? So what does it matter?

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    Lol when did this thread become a Trump Anti Science Convention...
    https://www.infectioncontroltoday.co...overing-at-all

    Its 2020, its not "Gnar" to be an ignorant Covidiot

    If I see anyone in a neck gaiter/buff I will not hesitate to publicly shame them in the lift line as a "Super Spreader". These animals must be stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algae View Post
    why were so many prisoners released?
    Bigger protests?

    When Baldy was the only area operating in March/April, I wore an N95 any time I wasn't actually skiing. Once moving downhill, I'd pull it down to breathe. Don't think anyone would complain as long as you put it back on before getting close to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcrawfo View Post
    I know this thread is going to devolve pretty rapidly.... but to be honest, no one want the actual scientific evidence or general consensus of unbiased medical professionals.

    So lets just keep this discussion blue collar.
    sorry, can't help myself
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/17/w...ers-masks.html
    takeaway message, while single was not effective, double layer gaiter was more effective, and doubled single layer gaiter blocked 90% of 0.5 micron particles.
    and my windstop gaiter which apparently blocks 100% of particles, including air molecules, is 100% effective because if you wear it you will stop breathing, I think. I have to work more with it but I'll probably just double the half of it that isn't windstop.
    One problem with all masks is that if it is too effective of a filter you exhale around it which negates the benefit.
    The best masks--N95--don't rely just on mechanical filtration but also on a electrostatically charged layer that attracts small particles, so you can still breath through them. I haven't heard about any non-medical masks that do this but I haven't researched the subject thoroughly.

    I think it's going to take some time to figure out how not to fog goggles, what works in a blizzard, etc. Surgical masks and cotton masks seem like a bad idea if they're going to get wet from breathing hard or wet weather.

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    I can tell you guys that when I was working as a COVID screener in the spring on a construction project with 800-1000 workers on site, all wearing various types of masks, gaiters, bandannas, scarves, etc., we really didn't have any problem with COVID spread on site. Working outside, covering mouth and nose, handwashing and crew distancing all made a difference I think. My gut reaction is that most face coverings we are already used to are adequate for the ski area setting, as long as we do other things to prevent spread.
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    ^^indoor stuff at the ski hill

    Use of restrooms, getting the cold and wet screaming kids warmed up, taking breaks, the kids that end up staying indoors for various reasons, customer locker rooms, ticket purchases, staff locker rooms briefing and debrief, grabbing/eating snack/drink....

    There are plenty of solutions for that stuff, but continuing to wear the wet/frozen mask may not be a reasonable request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    ^^indoor stuff at the ski hill

    Use of restrooms, getting the cold and wet screaming kids warmed up, taking breaks, the kids that end up staying indoors for various reasons, customer locker rooms, ticket purchases, staff locker rooms briefing and debrief, grabbing/eating snack/drink....

    There are plenty of solutions for that stuff, but continuing to wear the wet/frozen mask may not be a reasonable request.
    for us locally there aren't any ski school programs or lockers available, resort run amenities are almost non existent. And durring the summer there were almost no washrooms available .... really sucks for kids. Most of the parents I have been talking to are not getting their little kids passes, as the usual skischool/day care program if off the table. and with out hot chocolate and a bathroom I doubt my 5 y/o would be as stoked.

    Interestingly enough the local hill sold mre MTB passes this year than ever and they have already sold out (with record numbers) of their seasons passes.... interesting to consider that you can drastically reduce service and hours and still sell more tickets than ever before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    sorry, can't help myself
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/17/w...ers-masks.html
    takeaway message, while single was not effective, double layer gaiter was more effective, and doubled single layer gaiter blocked 90% of 0.5 micron particles.
    and my windstop gaiter which apparently blocks 100% of particles, including air molecules, is 100% effective because if you wear it you will stop breathing, I think. I have to work more with it but I'll probably just double the half of it that isn't windstop.
    One problem with all masks is that if it is too effective of a filter you exhale around it which negates the benefit.
    The best masks--N95--don't rely just on mechanical filtration but also on a electrostatically charged layer that attracts small particles, so you can still breath through them. I haven't heard about any non-medical masks that do this but I haven't researched the subject thoroughly.

    I think it's going to take some time to figure out how not to fog goggles, what works in a blizzard, etc. Surgical masks and cotton masks seem like a bad idea if they're going to get wet from breathing hard or wet weather.
    I honestly cant bring my self to read anything the NYT writes anymore..

    My in laws sent me an article from them explaining how the Russians caused COVID. like pretty much all media outlets these days ...its largely a just producer of propaganda.

    The politicization of "science" has been the most disgusting aspect of this entire odyssey

    ( this not a commentary on the article its self or the content of your post, just a marginally related lament)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirHeady View Post
    Lol when did this thread become a Trump Anti Science Convention...
    https://www.infectioncontroltoday.co...overing-at-all

    Its 2020, its not "Gnar" to be an ignorant Covidiot

    If I see anyone in a neck gaiter/buff I will not hesitate to publicly shame them in the lift line as a "Super Spreader". These animals must be stopped.
    That study measured the effects of various masks on droplets caused by speaking.
    So, maybe don't speak much in the lift lines.
    And if you're huffing and puffing at the end of your run, then stop before entering the maze and wait to catch your breath first. Don't cough at people, don't laugh, don't sing like choir practice, etc. Just shut up and ski.

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