Safety at Snowbird
The mountains can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas, you may be joined by people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country, disabled skiers and others. 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.
Know the code. It’s your responsibility. This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.
- Always ski in control, and be able to stop or avoid other skiers 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.
- Before loading, you must understand loading and unloading instructions as posted at the lift/Tram. If you have any questions or need special assistance, notify the lift operator before entering the loading area.
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The various difficulty ratings are relative to the Snowbird area and cannot be compared to other ski areas. Start with green runs first. During periods of low visibility or other inclement weather and snow conditions, the degree of difficulty of the ski runs may change.
Utah Law provides that as a “skier” you assume the risk and accept the responsibility for injuries resulting from the inherent risks of skiing, which include, but are not limited to:
- Changing weather conditions
- Variations or steepness in terrain
- Snow or ice conditions
- Surface or subsurface conditions such as bare spots, forest growth, rocks, stumps, impact with lift towers and other structures and their components
- Collisions with other skiers, users or persons
- A skier’s failure to ski within his own ability
In addition to assuming the inherent risks of skiing, as a condition precedent to using Snowbird’s facilities, you assume the risk of and waive all claims for liability against Snowbird arising out of an injury or damage you receive while using any of Snowbird’s facilities, including injury, death or damaged caused by the negligence or other misconduct of Snowbird and it’s agents and employees. If you cannot assume these risks, do not use the Snowbird ski area or its facilities, or contact Ski Patrol.
Terrain features, both natural and man-made, are not designed for inverted aerial moves. Inverted moves are not recommended. Perform them at your own risk.