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Ski Snow Valley

Safety on the Hill

At Snow Valley we are committed to providing the best possible experience to all skiers and snowboarders, and are committed to promoting alpine awareness and safety.

The Alpine Responsibility Code

Skier Responsibility CodeEveryone using Snow Valley is expected to know and abide by the Responsibility Code, listed below. Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it.

  1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right-of-way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol.
  6. Always use proper devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  7. Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
  8. Keep off closed trails and closed areas.
  9. You must not use lifts or terrain if your ability is impaired through use of alcohol or drugs.
  10. 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. It is your responsibility!

Logo Lids on KidsLids on Kids

At Snow Valley Resort we recommend the use of helmets for everyone, from 3 years of age to 103 years. Helmets are mandatory in our Terrain Park. Helmets are also mandatory in our Race Programs & Freestyle Programs. For more great helmet information check out the Lids on Kids website.

The 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
    Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage and warnings. Scope around the jumps first not over them. Use your first run as a warm up run and to familiarize yourself with the terrain. Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming and time of day. Do not jump blindly and use a spotter when necessary.
     
  3. EASY STYLE IT
    Know your limits and ski/ride within your ability level. Look for small progression parks or features to begin with and work your way up. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground and in the air. Do not attempt any features unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely. Inverted aerials increase your risk of injury and are not recommended.
     
  4. RESPECT GETS RESPECT
    Respect the terrain and others. 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 stay off closed terrain and features

Be sure to check out the great Smart Style Video in our Video GalleryFeel free to contact us if you have any questions about the skier and snowboard responsibility code.