Rules of Conduct and Safety Regulations

Any violation of our Club Rules of Conduct by a member of the Kick ‘n Gliders will be considered just cause for revocation of current and denial of future club membership privileges. These rules of conduct can be amended by a majority vote of the Executive Board. Rule amendments will be subsequently communicated to the membership and updated periodically on this page.

  1. No member shall conduct himself in a disorderly manner.
  2. No member shall be delinquent in payment of yearly dues or trip monies.
  3. Use of controlled substances and abuse of alcohol are prohibited.
  4. No member shall act in a way to endanger himself or others while involved in club activities.
  5. An extended-trip participant with a maintenance complaint, or any other issue with property the club is renting, should inform the trip leader. The trip leader will try to resolve the problem. In NO CASE should a trip participant take complaints directly to the property management.
  6. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated on club trips or at club functions. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome propositions, flirtations or requests for dates; inappropriate comments on body or sexual activities; derogatory, sexually explicit or offensive comments or jokes; sexually oriented gestures; or unwelcome physical contact. A single or isolated incident is not considered sexual harassment unless judged to be extremely serious by the executive board.
  7. When skiing on club activities, each member will abide by the following Safety Regulations:
    • In the interest of safety, and invariably in back-country situations, we ski in groups, generally staying within sight of one another.
    • Each skiing group has a leader who is in charge of the group. However, each skier is ultimately responsible for his own actions and safety.
    • The leader has the right to refuse to accept a skier whose ability is not compatible with the rest of the group. However, after the leader has established his group, he must set a pace that accommodates the slowest members of the group.
    • Minimum size of skiing groups is four skiers, although in certain circumstances such as golf course skiing and at the smaller touring centers, two skiers may be a group.
    • The leader will stop periodically to count noses.
    • If someone is unaccounted for, the leader will send two or three skiers back to check on him.
    • If you must leave the group, inform the leader so he won’t waste time looking for you. The leader may assign skiers to ski out with you or alter the itinerary to safely escort you out of the woods. Otherwise, stay on the agreed trip route.
    • At trail junctions, each skier shall wait until the following skier arrives, so he can tell the following skier the proper trail to follow.
    • If members of the group wish to ski at different speeds, the group may be broken up into smaller groups, each with its own leader.
    • Do not ski ahead of the leader because he will not be able to inform you of changes in the itinerary and he may miss you when he stops to count noses.