Safety on the Slopes

Woman Learning to SnowBoard

Before you hit the slopes for the first time, please take a quick moment to make sure you are familiar with the safety guidelines that have been implemented for the safety of all skiers and snowboarders. The best protection against accidents is knowing and respecting your limits and the Alpine Responsibility Code.

All skiers and snowboarders should consider the following safety guidelines at all times:

  • Obey the responsibility codes as well as any terrain park codes.
  • Be aware of area specific rules of conduct.
  • Know how to properly use all lifts and take note of any warning signs.
  • Protect yourself by wearing appropriate gear, including helmet.
  • Take lessons to learn to ski and ride correctly.
  • Know your limits, and ski and ride appropriately based on trail markings for level of difficulty.
  • Ski and ride with someone else at all times.
  • Avoid stopping on a trail, especially not in an area where you cannot be seen from above.
  • Maintain a safe distance from others to avoid collisions.

Safety Guidelines Courtesy of Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP)

Should you, or someone you are skiing or riding with become injured, send a responsible person to get help.  Do not move after a fall unless you are certain you are not injured.  A CSP member will be happy to assess you and tend to any injuries you may have – that is what they are trained to do, so do not hesitate to seek assistance.

Be Aware, Ski with Care, Wear a Helmet, and Know the Code.

Safety is your responsibility.

Safety is your responsibility.

Lift Safety

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