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YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

KNOW THE CODE. IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

  • 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.

This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.

SMART STYLE:

  1. Look Before You Leap: Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
  2. Easy Style It: Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).
  3. Respect Gets Respect: From the lift line through the park.
    Officially endorsed by: NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION

PREVENT SKI & SNOWBOARD THEFT

With the increasing cost of snowboards and skis the theft of such equipment is on the increase throughout the ski industry. To address this trend the MT. SHASTA SKI PARK works closely with local law enforcement officials and aggressively pursues and identifies those responsible that commit such crimes. Ongoing under cover investigations together with the recent installation of a security camera surveillance system throughout the facility have been highly successful in bringing perpetrators to justice! During the entire operational season the the Ski Park employs security staff who monitor the facility 24 hours a day!

Despite these successful efforts, visitors are reminded that it is their responsibility to properly secure personal equipment like skis, snowboards and other gear! They should consider some simple preventative anti theft measures:

  • Secure skis-snowboard in “Ski Check”. Keep your gear safe for just $1.00. The ski and snowboard corral is located on the slope side next to the Upper Lodge. Ski Check may be purchased when you buy your lift tickets at any ticket location.
  • Lock skis-snowboards to ski racks. Locks range in price from $10-$15 and are a lightweight durable device.
  • Keep your equipment in constant view or have someone watch it for you.
    Most thefts occur between the hours of 3 and 4pm.
  • In order to better assist with the recovery of your equipment visitors are encouraged to record serial numbers associated with their equipment, take a digital photo and to report theft to both ski area security and the Sheriffs Office of primary jurisdiction.

SKI PATROL

Paul Hosler (Ski Patrol Director)
email: paul@skipark.com
Interested in joining the ski patrol? Click Mt. Shasta Patrol for our local Ski Patrollers’ organization, with information and classes.

Annual Ski Patrol Refresher: Saturday and Sunday November 16th and 17th 8am-5pm(Medical Scenarios, Incident Site Management, Hill Safety On Saturday) (lift evacuation, Avalanche, Search and Rescue, Reports, Lectures) Sunday November 17th 8am-5pm

Mountain Safety Links:

Mt. Shasta Ski & Snowboard Team National Ski Areas Association