Your Responsibility Code

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country or other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.


  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop, or avoid other skiers and 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 others.
  • Always use devices to help 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.
  • Crossed skis means someone needs assistance.
  • If you are injured have someone cross his or her skis above you or lay their snowboard above you. This makes it easier for the ski patrol to find you and makes others on the hill aware that you are there.
  • Send someone to the nearest lift operator and give them exact location, noting trail name, tower number, skiers right or left of run, etc.

This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.

Park Smart

Freestyle terrain may include halfpipes, as well as terrain parks and terrain features. Freestyle terrain use, like all skiing/snoboarding, exposes you to the risk of serious injury or death. Prior to using freestyle terrain, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with all instructions and warnings and follow "Your Responsibility Code" and "Park Smart." 

S - Start Small - Work your way up. Build your skills.

M - Make a Plan - Every feature. Every time. 

A - Alway Look - Before you drop.

R - Respect - The features and other users.

T - Take it Easy - Know your limits, land on your feet.