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Safety Tips to Share with Others
To Share with Others
Know the code, because it is YOUR responsibility
Stay In Control
People Ahead Have the Right of Way
Stop in a Safe Place
Look Uphill & Yield When Merging
Use Brakes Or Leashes
Observe & Obey All Signs & Warnings
Know How to Use The Lifts Safety
Look Before You Leap
Easy Style It
Respect Gets Respect
Always move to the side of the trail when pulling over to stop
Use Waterproof outer layers with synthetic fibers underneath on wet/cold days
Watch your speed! Fast skiing & riding is unsafe for everyone
When going off jumps, please remember to use a spotter.
You may get tired today, so take breaks and stay hydrated.
SPACE NOT SPEED; safety is not done by accident.
Be aware of changing weather and snow conditions
Set a meeting time and place for your group in case you get separated.
Cover up! Leave no skin exposed to the elements
Etiquette: Use "on your left/right" when passing others
Be sure to slow down when entering lift mazes
Respect the slow zone areas
Decide on a meeting place for your group before you get on the hill
Wear an extra layer and keep your face covered up
Observe slow zones—be alert and slow down in high-traffic areas
The more people that are on a trail, the slower you should go.
(three second rule)Look 3 seconds ahead of you and where you want to go, not toward objects you are trying to avoid.
(slower skiers/riders)Slower skiers/riders on catwalks or narrow trials should leave room for others to pass.
(Accident)Never leave the scene of an accident. Send someone to call ski patrol and wait for their arrival.
(ask for help)When loading/unloading a chairlift with small children, ask the lift attendant for assistance
(be aware when carving) The new carving equipment enables more people to carve turns and ski/board faster. Be aware of your speed, and watch for skiers/boarders all around you
(Blind spots) Slow down when skiing/riding over knolls or blind spots to ensure you can avoid any unseen objects or people below you.
(bring a friend) Never ski/ride in trees without a partner, and exercise caution.
(check your speed) The more people that are on a trail, the slower you should go.
(cross skis for ski patrol) When in need of Ski Patrol, cross skis in the snow above you.
(Don't park in the middle of the street) Think of a ski/boarding run like a street. You wouldn't park in the middle of the street, nor would you pull into traffic without looking.
(Give kids room) Yield to kids. Give them extra room. Kids ski/ride unpredictably, and often do not know right from left.
(lift Safety) Know how to use lifts safely. When in doubt, ask for help from the lift attendant.
(Look 3 seconds ahead) Look 3 seconds ahead of you and where you want to go, not toward objects you are trying to avoid.
(Listen to the body) Listen to your body. Stretch and warm-up properly before pushing your personal limits or skill level.
Take it easy late in the day when you begin to tire; this is when most accidents happen.