Your Responsibility Code


  1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.

  2. People ahead of you have the right of way.  It is your responsibility to avoid them.

  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.

  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.

  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings.  Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride, and unload safely.

Safety is a growing concern at resorts. Families with children and older skiers are very concerned. 

Many people go to steeper terrain too soon and get stuck in the back seat, so they are not able to ski at a slower speed or avoid people in front of them. 


Instructors can help improve control by choosing the proper slopes, getting skiers more centered on their skis, and teaching how to turn more across the hill to slow down. Here is an organization that is pushing resorts and the national ski patrol for safer slopes.

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