Common sense, it's one of the most important things to keep in mind and practice when on the slopes. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) believes education, helmet use, respect and common sense are very important when cruising down the mountain.
NSAA developed Your Responsibility Code to help skiers and boarders be aware that there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.
Seven Points to Your Responsibility Code
Always stay in control and 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.
You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
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.
Official website of the National Ski Patrol. This site is full of great information on UV protection, how to dress for the weather, proper gear and more.
This is a great website focused on lift safety for children. This site contains FAQ's and safety tips on how to load, ride and unload responsibly, general skiing and riding tips, coloring pages for kids, public service announcements and more. The tagline "No Horsing Around" is a motto we hope to ingrain in not only children but every skier and boarder. Click here to read about lift safety at Wild Mountain.
Everything you want to know about wearing a helmet. Find out how to choose the right size helmet for your child. See videos and play interactive games.
Smart Style is all about safety and having the knowledge to enjoy your freedom and freestyle terrain. The four main points of Smart Style include:
1. Make a plan.
2. Look before you leap.
3. Easy style it.
4. Respect gets respect.