Mountain Safety

How to stay safe for a lifetime of skiing and riding

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Your Responsibility Code

Staying safe on the slopes is easy when you KNOW THE CODE! Always be aware of your surroundings, and the people around you. If you have questions, ask! Ski patrol and other mountain personnel are here to help.

The seven points to Your Responsibility Code

  1. Stay in control. Be able to stop, turn and move to adjust to the conditions.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way.
  3. If you need to stop, do so in a safe place to the side of the trail where you are visible from above.
  4. When starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield to traffic above you. Proceed only when clear.
  5. Use devices to prevent runaway equipment. On skis, these are the brakes on your binding. On a snowboard, this is a leash that attaches to your boot.
  6. Observe all signs and warnings; stay off closed trails!
  7. Know how to load, ride and unload all lifts safely.

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