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Your Responsibility Code

Since the 1970s, ski resorts have had a code of conduct for their skiing and riding guests. While the equipment has changed dramatically, the need to abide by a common set of guidelines in order to maximize safety in an inherently hazardous winter alpine environment remains. Observe the code listed below and share the responsibility with other skiers and riders for a great winter recreation experience.

  1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects. Read more here.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them. More.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above. More.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others. (MHM tip: When traversing, yield to those on groomed trails and those moving in the fall line when off groom.) More.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment. More.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas. (MHM tip: Never cross a rope line.) More. 
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely. More.
  8. Report all injuries to Ski Patrol. If involved in a collision, render aid and/or get help, and report incident to Patrol. Be prepared to exchange information with involved persons. 

For Ski Patrol emergencies please call 503.438.3216

#1-7: Officially endorsed by: National Ski Areas Association
#8: Paraphrased from Oregon Skier Statues 30.970-990 and Hood River County Ordinance 140