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Skier Responsibility Code

Safe skiing is each person's responsibility. Following "Your Responsibility Code" will help all skiers a have a safer mountain experience.

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country, and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in mountain activities that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Please note, violations of Your Responsibility Code, and the following additional rules, ordinances and/or guidelines may result in criminal prosecution, civil liability and/or loss of lift privileges without compensation or refund:

Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers and boarders the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to prevent runaway equipment; you are responsible for possible damage or injury as a result of runaways.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have knowledge and the ability to load, ride, & unload safely.

This is a partial list officially endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association, National Ski Patrol, and Professional Ski Instructors of America. For more great skier and snowboarder safety information, visit the National Ski Area Association's Ski/Snowboard Safety site.

Additional Skier Safety

  1. Do not race or ski at excessively high speeds down trails not designated as race or race training trails
  2. Do not leave skis unattended on ground when not in use.  Place skis in racks whenever possible.  
  3. When walking or climbing always keep to the side of the trail or slope.
  4. If you have a collision resulting in an injury to another person it is your responsibility to stay at the collision site until the Ski Patrol arrives. All injuries must be reported before leaving Snow Trails.
  5. Do not ski slopes too difficult for your ability.
  6. Do not swing or bounce in chairs.
  7. Do not jump from lift. In the event of stoppage, the Ski Patrol will evacuate you.
  8. Inverted aerial maneuvers (flips) are not recommended.
  9. A valid area lift ticket or pass must be visible at all times. 
  10. Ski brakes are required on all skis

Waiver Acceptance and Signature

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