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

  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.




Terrain Park Responsibility Code

  1. Make a plan
  2. Every time you use Freestyle Terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use.
  3. Your speed, approach and takeoff will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
  4. Look before you leap
  5. Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage and warnings
  6. Scope around the jumps first not over them
  7. Use your first run as a warm up run and to familiarize yourself with the terrain
  8. Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming and time of day
  9. Do not jump blindly and use a spotter when necessary
  10. Easy style it
  11. Know your limits and ski/ride within your ability level
  12. Look for small progression parks or features to begin with and work your way up
  13. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground and in the air
  14. Do not attempt any features unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely
  15. Inverted aerials increase your risk of injury and are not recommended
  16. Respect gets respect
  17. Respect the terrain and others
  18. One person on a feature at a time
  19. Wait your turn and call your start
  20. Always clear the landing area quickly
  21. Respect all signs and stay off closed terrain and features



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