Your Code of Responsibility
Winter sports can be enjoyed in many ways. At Catamount, you may see people using alpine skis, snowboards, telemark skis, snowblades, skiboards, cross country skis, snowshoes and other specialized equipment such as that used by the disabled. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the terrain, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in winter sports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers and riders the responsibility for a great winter sport experience.
- Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people and objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop in a place that will obstruct a trail or where you are not clearly visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others approaching.
- 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.
Terrain Park/Half Pipe Safety
- LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP.
Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know that your landing zone is clear and, then, remove yourself from the landing area.
- EASY STYLE IT.
Start small and work your way up.
INVERTED AERIALS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.
- RESPECT GETS RESPECT.
Respect others at all times from the lift line through the park.
KNOW THE CODE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND EVERYONE’S SAFETY AND BENEFIT
SO WHAT ABOUT HELMETS?
Catamount recommends that all parents and winter mountain sports participants educate themselves as to the benefits and limitations of the wearing of helmets. It is the responsibility of parents and winter mountain sports participants to make their own informed decision in this regard and on behalf of themselves and their children. Remember, a winter mountain sports participant’s behavior has as much to do with their safety and the safety of others as does any piece of safety equipment. For more information on helmets, go to www.lidsonkids.org