Snow Respect!

The standard rules of skiing/snowboarding:

  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or 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.
  • Know your landing is clear and clear your landing.

Here are the simple rules of respect that are not covered in the standard rules...

*Do not stop or congregate in the lift line to wait for friends or adjust equipment.  Wait for friends BEFORE you get into the lift line, not where the chair is loading.

*When it is your turn to load, move forward and get on the chair.  Do NOT wait for others or let a chair go by when people are waiting behind you.

*Always warn others when bringing down the safety bar on the chairlift.

*If a single, move forward to fill up the next available chair if there are people waiting in line behind you.

*If you fall while loading or unloading, your FIRST priority is to move yourself and equipment away from the landing area and allow others to keep moving.

*On paths, do not take up the entire width by zigzagging.  Respect others moving at different speeds than you are.

*Be aware of your surroundings!  Keep your head on a swivel and know where others are regardless of who has the right of way.

*When passing fast, give wide berth to slower skiers/boarders.

*If you drop something while riding on the chairlift, note the spot and do your best to retrieve it.

RESPECT MEANS CONTROL...Be in control of yourself and respect yourself!

Just obeying the accepted rules of Skiing/Snowboarding is JUST THE BEGINNING....There are ethics and etiquette to giving respect to your fellow snow lovers.  One rule that seems to escape so many people is the simplest...90% of collisions are caused by NOT BEING AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU!  It is that SImple...

Skiing and Snowboarding Ethics...lets bring them back and share them with others!

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REMEMBER...Respect gets Respect.