Welcome to Skibo!As a guest we welcome you to a great time at our lodge, called Skibo. Skibo is a private lodging facility and not a hotel, so all members and their guests are asked to share equally in the housekeeping responsibilities. Below is a quick reminder of some of the member, guests and Host Family responsibilities. If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Reservations Manager at Bookskibo@gmail.com. Your reservation will be listed on the sheet on the bulletin board in the front hall/mudroom of the lodge. Boots are placed on the shelf in the entry hall. Skis and snowboards can be stored in the garage. Each room is individually heated and has a thermostat. When you leave your room, please lower the temperature, as it heats up quickly when needed. Skibo has a fully functioning kitchen. Please mark all your food items and discard them or take them home when you leave. Items marked with "SSC" can be used by anybody. House supplies, such as coffee, tea, toilet paper, paper towel, salt and pepper, etc are generally available. If these supplies are running low, please email your Reservations Manager. For your enjoyment Skibo has cross-country equipment (boots, skis and poles) available to borrow at no cost. As we don't have a daily housekeeper, it is essential that everybody helps out. The following is a list of guest responsibilities:
- Keep the door to your room closed. This is a fire regulation.
- Vacuum your room including under the beds .
- Remove toys and magazines and any junk left in the room.
- Vacuum the common area.
- Empty the waste container in your room and bathroom.
- Wash dishes, empty dishwasher, remove dishes from drying racks.
- Host and/or last person out please make sure to tie off the plastic bag in the kitchen garbage barrels, remove to the garbage locker out side, turn off the oven
Following are the House Rules of Skibo:
- Use of Pool
- Responsibilities for Minors
- Responsibilities of Weekend Host / Hostess
- Test the fire alarm when you come
- Kitchen facilitiesshould be left clean after every meal, and the dishwasher should be emptied when finished.Please turn down the individual room thermostats to 45°F when leaving in the morning, and turn them back up again when you return in the afternoon. This does not apply for room 10, 11, 12: Please follow the posted instructions in those rooms. When leaving for home, turn thermostats OFF during April-Oct. and to 40°F during Nov.-March
The Lodge is equipped with garden furniture and a pool. The cushions for the furniture are stored in the pool house. The pool is maintained by the caretaker. The water circulation is regulated by a timer, and only some skimming is required by the guests.
USE OF POOL: It is understood that anybody, member or guest, who uses the Pool, does so at his or her own risk and that such person shall have no claim against The Swedish Ski Club, its directors, officers or agents for injury of any nature, suffered by such person while using the Pool, even if such injury is caused by the negligence of the Club, its directors or agents.
When not in use, the gas grill should be stored in the garage or under the rear porch. During the winter, it will be stored in the garage.
Breakage and destruction of furniture/equipment has to be paid for by the individual(s) responsible for such acts or, when applicable, by the parent(s) of the individual(s) in question.
The consumption of alcoholic beverages by individuals under 21 is not permitted at the lodge.
Smoking is permitted only on the porches. There shall be no smoking inside the lodge.
The lodge telephone is located on the dining room desk. You must use your own phone to make long distance calls.
If it becomes necessary to light fires simultaneously in the living room fireplace and the dining room stove, please close the doors between the living room and the kitchen as well as between the kitchen and the dining room. Failure to do this, will cause the stove to blow smoke into the dining room because of the draft created by the fire in the living room fireplace.
The last person up at night should check the fireplace and the dining room stove, and close the fireplace glass doors (use the bolt on the right upper corner of the right glass door).
In case of power failure, which may last up to a couple of hours in Vermont, the lights will go out, and all electrically powered equipment, incl. the WATER PUMP, will cease to operate. Emergency lights, which are battery powered and strategically located in the building, will come on automatically. Please refer to instructions for this emergency under headline Power Failure.
Most members prefer getting a full night's sleep. Please respect this human need. Since the lodge is less than "soundproof", even small talk after a happy evening should be avoided. By midnight, everything should be quiet.
All parents are responsible for the conduct, safety and supervision of their children.
RESPONSIBILITIES FOR MINORS
It is understood that members, who bring to the lodge minors, defined as persons aged 17 or younger, their own guests, assume full responsibility for any injury, including death, such minors may suffer while on the lodge property, including, but not by way of limitation, in connection with use of the pool. Neither The Swedish Ski Club, nor its directors, officers or agents shall have any liability for any such injuries, even if caused by the negligence of the Club or its directors, officers or agents.
The caretaker will plow the parking area after a heavy snowfall (3-4 inches). Be prepared to move cars to facilitate the plowing. The persons staying at the lodge will have to shovel the decks and steps in front and on the side of the lodge. Also, snow will have to be cleared from the walkways leading to the parking lot, the garage, the emergency fire exits off the utility room and the windows from lower levels by using the snow blower and/or shovels, which are stored in the garage.
No pets are allowed at the lodge.
If you have any questions or problems, please consult with the Host/Hostess. They are there to assist you, if needed.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF WEEKEND HOST/HOSTESS
The weekend Host/Hostess shall be responsible for the operations and orderliness of the lodge. He/she may designate members and/or guests to do whatever chores necessary to carry out these functions.
Confirm (or have done) that all emergency exits are cleared of snow. This includes all windows from lower level and door to sprinkler room.
1. During the winter, check that the thermostats have been turned up in dining room and room 10, 11, 12. During the summer, plug in the dehumidifier, if needed, in downstairs recreation room.
2. Remind everyone to sign in. Put up a new list if needed; lists are on the desk in the dining room.
3. Plug in refrigerator and freezer in utility room, if they are unplugged.
4. Turn off all lights except one in the entrance hall.
5. Check that the key is hidden in its usual place, so late arrivals can get in.
1. Everyone is responsible to see that the dining room and kitchen are kept tidy after all meals.
2. Make sure that the sauna is turned on at 3:30 PM; ladies' hour is from 5-6 PM, and gentlemen's hour 6-7 PM. Procedures for sauna, water-on-and-off are in the Lodge Manual in the dining room. Make sure the sauna and water is turned off afterwards.
3. Please repeat steps 4 and 5 above.
1. Everyone should take their leftovers with them upon departure.
2. Everyone is responsible for placing garbage bags in the shed.
3. Everyone is responsible for placing dirty linen in the shed.
4. Remind everybody to fill in the sign-in-out list.
5. Before leaving (can be delegated):
- check that the key is hidden in its usual place
- check that the sauna water and light is turned off
- check that the light is off in all rooms and all thermostats set at 45°F-50°F.
- check that all doors and windows are locked (garage door, wax room and sauna, room #12, dining room, sitting room and front door)