Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see
people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and 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.
1. Always stay in control.
2. People ahead of you have the right of way.
3. Stop in a safe place for you and others.
4. Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
5. Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
6. Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
7. Know how to use the lifts safely.
Be safety conscious and KNOW THE CODE. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
This is a partial list. Officially endorsed by: NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION.
MAKE A PLAN
Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
EASY STYLE IT
Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).
RESPECT GETS RESPECT
From the lift line through the park.
Tree Well and Deep Snow Safety
Skiing and snowboarding off of the groomed runs and in deep powder snow is one of the most exciting and appealing parts of our sport. If you decide to leave the groomed trails, you are voluntarily accepting the specific risks of falling into tree wells or deep snow and suffocating, however, fortunately these types of accidents are very preventable.
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This personal safety information is intended to assist all skiers and riders in learning about the risks and prevention of tree well and deep snow immersion accidents. If you still have questions please contact your ski patrol.
With the increasing popularity of helmets during the past few years many parents are considering a helmet for their child. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), together with the help of many others in the ski industry, has developed this site to help educate parents about putting helmets on their children while they're on the slopes.