Mountain Safety

Skiing and snowboarding are done most safely when individuals participate at their own ability level. Ski slopes and chairlifts are marked for skier and rider experience levels. Students should review the following and choose trails down the mountain that are best suited for their ability.

ski and snow slope difficulty signs

Green Circles are designed for Beginner Skiers/Boarders

Blue Squares are designed for Intermediate Skiers/Boarders

Black Diamonds are designed for Advanced Skiers/Boarders

Double Black Diamonds are designed for Expert Skiers/Boarders

Think and Be Smart before entering the Freestyle Terrain

  • Skiing and Snowboarding are strenuous sports. There is always the danger of accident or injury.
  • We encourage the use of a helmet.
  • Always ski and snowboard with another person. Always be with a friend or in a group of people with your own skier ability.
  • Always ski or snowboard within control. Never ski or snowboard too fast or on slopes beyond your ability.
  • Never ski or snowboard when you are tired or excessively cold or wet. Take time to enjoy the warmth of the lodge while enjoying a snack.
  • Never ski or snowboard on unmarked or closed trails. You risk having your lift ticket revoked from Ski Patrol as well as the risk of injury.
  • Carry a trail map.  Please take note of meeting spots, lodge, ski patrol, first aide and ski school locations.
  • Avoid wearing loose or dangling articles of clothing (ie. Long Scarves). Long Hair should be worn up or in a pony-tail.
  • Be sure to understand the proper procedures for getting on and off the chairlifts and “magic” carpets. Ask for assistance if you are unsure.
  • Always look for other people who may be approaching before starting down the mountain or when entering a run in the middle. When you stop in the middle of a run, stay to the side of the trail to avoid the main flow of people. Don’t stop in the middle of the mountain or on the downside of a jump.
  • If you see a person has fallen, always check to see if the person is "OK". Give whatever assistance you can without moving the person or putting yourself in danger. Protect the injured person by standing uphill form them.  Immediately inform ski patrol of any situations that may need assistance.

Skier Tip:

It is always a good idea to start your day off on a Green Circle. This allows you to warm-up while checking your equipment for a comfortable fit and making sure everything is functioning properly.