Slope Safety


Being on the mountain is all about having fun, but remember others are here to do the same. Skiing or riding in control, following the responsibility code, as well as having consideration and respect for everyone on the slopes helps ensure a great day on the mountain for all skiers and snowboarders.

Your Responsibility Code

Know The Code. It's Your Responsibility.

  1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2. People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  3. Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4. Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5. You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  7. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8. You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10. If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

Winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. If you need help understanding the Code, please ask any ski area employee.

Officially endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association.

Pass / Ticket Revocation Policy

Passes and tickets may be revoked or suspended for violating the Responsibility Code. 

  • Skiing or riding in a closed area, ducking ropes, or accessing closed terrain in any way is strictly prohibited. We have moved to a zero-tolerance suspension policy, there are no warnings or freebies.

    Passes and/or tickets that are revoked due to violations will be prohibited from using Summit at Snoqualmie facilities for one of the following periods:

    • One Month
    • Remainder of Season
    • Lifetime

    The length of revocation of access privileges will be based on the nature of the violation, repeated violations, and behavior toward Summit staff.

    Upon revocation, an email notification will be sent to the email address on file for the pass/ticket holder notifying them of the infraction and the beginning and end date of the revocation.

    This policy applies to Ikon passholders as well.

    More Information

    As stated in the Liability Release, Acknowledgement of Risks and Hazards, and Agreement to Not to Sue:

    Applicant(s) agree to (a) visibly display the Pass when boarding lifts; (b) present the Pass to any Summit at Snoqualmie authorized representative upon request; and (c) refrain from reckless skiing, riding or participating in conduct that is not consistent with safe and prudent skiing/snowboarding, violates "Your Responsibility Code" or the law, acknowledging that the Pass may thereafter be forfeited without refund. This includes, but is not limited to, skiing/snowboarding in closed areas or beyond ski area boundaries.


Ride Another Day

Ride Another Day - NSAA Collision safety video from the National Ski Areas Association

Skiing and riding can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country or other specialized equipment, such as that used by the disabled or other skiers and riders. Regardless of how you choose to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and riding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.