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.
- Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to other skiers.
- Always use devices to prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.
Officially endorsed by 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.