Ski and Snowboard Safety

Ski and Snowboard Patrol - Your Friends on the Slopes!ski patrol logo

Ski and snowboard safety is a big part of every lesson. Your instructor will teach you key pointers on to how to enjoy a safer day on the slopes, including lessons on how to ride the lifts safely. In addition to instructors, National Ski Patrol members also focus on mountain safety. They patrol the slopes making sure that skiers and riders stay in control. Patrollers are easy to find because they all wear red parkas with a white cross on the back. Ski patrol helps anyone who may be having difficulty or if an incident occurs. Many patrollers are leaders in their communities including firemen, emergency medical technicians, and law enforcement agents who are trained to perform varying degrees of medical assistance if needed. Look for the folks wearing the red parkas with the white cross! Safety on the slopes is everyone's responsibility! 

Do you Know the Code?

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Seven Points to Your Responsibility Code

  1. Always stay in control, and 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. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. 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.

Think you know it all? See how well you can do on this fun quiz.

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