Head’s Up: Your Responsibility Code
Skiing 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.
• 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 the code. It’s your responsibility. This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.
Officially endorsed by: NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION.
Freestyle Terrain may contain jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, snowcross, bump terrain and other constructed or natural terrain features. PRIOR to using Freestyle Terrain, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with Freestyle Terrain and obeying all instructions, warnings and signs. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground, and in the air.
The orange oval is a symbol, which identifies freestyle terrain on the hill. Check out the sample signage and vocabulary to make sure you’re up to speed on the basics. Smart Style is a terrain park safety initiative, which you need to understand in order to use terrain parks safely.
Four Main Points of Smart Style
1.) MAKE A PLAN – Every time you use Freestyle Terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and takeoff will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
2.) LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP – You are responsible for inspecting Freestyle Terrain before initial use and throughout the day. The features vary in size and change constantly due to snow conditions, weather, usage, grooming and time of day. Do not jump blindly. Use a spotter when necessary.
3.) EASY STYLE IT – Always ride or ski in control and within your ability level. Do not attempt Freestyle Terrain unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely. You control the degree of difficulty you will encounter in using Freestyle Terrain, both on the ground and in the air.
4.) RESPECT GETS RESPECT – Respect Freestyle Terrain and others. Only one person on a feature at a time. Wait your turn and call your start. Always clear the landing area quickly. Respect all signs and do not enter Freestyle Terrain or use features when closed.
USE OF FREESTYLE TERRAIN EXPOSES YOU TO THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. INVERTED AERIALS ARE NOT PERMITTED. YOU ASSUME THE RISK!
Skiing and Boarding Can Be Hazardous Sports
Skiing in its various forms (Alpine, Nordic, or Boarding) is an inherently hazardous sport with many dangers that can cause injuries and/or death. You should understand that by using the facilities, you are agreeing to assume all risks of injury, property damage, and/or death. Your purchase of the ticket and its use are an agreement to hold Snow Valley Mountain Resort harmless for your injuries, property damage and/or death that may occur in any way during your use of our facilities. If you do not agree to be bound by the above, please do not purchase a ticket or use the facilities. Please read your lift ticket carefully.