Skiing Etiquette

  1. Remember that you, too, were once a beginner.
  2. Skiers are responsible for skiing within his/her own level of ability.
  3. Skiers are responsible to carry the necessary safety items based on the degree of difficulty of the trip.
  4. Always ski under control and in such a manner that you can stop or avoid other skiers and objects.
  5. To pass on the flat, call “TRACK”. The slower skier should yield by stepping out of the track to the
    RIGHT where possible.
  6. Try not to pass on a downhill; save it for safer, flat areas.
  7. Do not descend a hill until the trail is clear.
  8. On wider trails, always ski to the right.
  9. Always yield to downhill skiers. They have the right of way.
  10. Move off the trail as quickly as possible after a fall to avoid collisions.
  11. Fill in or repair all holes/sitzmarks made by falls.
  12. Do not walk on trails; footprints on the trail create unsafe conditions.
  13. Should you encounter terrain or obstacles beyond your ability, remove your skis and walk well to the side of the trail until you feel safe to resume skiing.
  14. Carry a trail map and be familiar with it.
  15. Do not litter. Do not urinate near the trail.
  16. Respect private property and do not trespass.
  17. Do not skate ski on set tracks.
  18. All beginners and new members should take a lesson from a certified instructor and attend the Club’s Safety Orientation before signing up for an overnight trip.
  19. Do not stop where you obstruct trails or are not visible to other skiers, especially the run out areas of downhill trails.
  20. Obey all trail signs and posted warnings; they are there for your safety.
  21. Report all accidents to a ski patroller, ski center staff or other person in authority.
  22. When trail grooming equipment approaches, step well to the side of the trail to let the equipment pass safely.
  23. Don’t drive away from the ski area until all persons are accounted for.