Code of Conduct

Each resort has a code of conduct for use of the slopes, this will be displayed in various places on the resort. Generally they all say roughly the same thing although it is worth reading as there may be some variations, failure to follow these may result in passes being revoked.

In general the code of conduct states that anyone further down the slope from you has right of way. You must ride responsibly and not flee from the scene of an accident. Most resorts tend to be quite friendly with both skiers and snowboarders being respectful of each other. Children on the other hand can be lethal. They tend to be oblivious of others a lot of the time and bomb it about at top speed, watch out for them at all times.

Example of an official code of conduct:

  • 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.