Safety & The Responsibility Code

International Society for Skiing SafetyBeing safe on the trails is a top concern of people involved in the Snow Sports including Skiing, Boarding and Cross Country.  There is code that each person should know when they are on the trails.

  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.

It is recommended that everyone wear a helmet when participating in alpine snow sports.  Check your local and State laws to be sure you’re in legal compliance too.

The CSC strongly supports the concepts of Safe skiing & riding. Here are some links:

Vermont Ski Safety

International Society for Skiing Safety

TeensHealth – Safety Tips – Skiing