Alpine Responsibility Code


There are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.  Regardless of how you decide to use the slopes, always show courtesy to others.  Please adhere to  the code listed below and share with others the responsibility for a safe outdoor experience.

  • Always stay in control.  You must 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.
  • Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  • Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail look uphill and yield to others.
  • If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol.
  • Always use proper devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
  • Keep off closed trails and closed areas.
  • You must not use lifts or terrain if your ability is impaired through use of alcohol or drugs.
  • You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload lifts.  If in doubt, ask the lift attendant.

Know the Code – Be Safety Conscious.  It Is Your Responsibility.



Green Circle
Easiest Trails or Slopes
Blue Square
More Difficult or Slopes
Black Diamond
Most Difficult or