Mountain Safety

Please be responsible to help avoid being injured or injuring someone else.

Responsibility Code

The National Ski Areas Association established "A Responsibility Code" in 1966 as a code of ethics for all skiers on the mountain.
Mountain Safety

It is important to remember that there are elements of risk in mountain activities that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Please note, violations of Your Responsibility Code, and the following additional rules, ordinances and/or guidelines may result in criminal prosecution, civil liability and/or loss of lift privileges without compensation or refund:

  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, & unload properly.

This is a partial list and is officially endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association, National Ski Patrol, Professional Ski Instructors of America. For more great skier and snowboarder information, visit the National Ski Area Association's Ski/Snowboard site.

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Etiquette and Behavior

  1. Be courteous and respect others. Do not use rude language and/or behavior.
  2. No carry-in beer and alcoholic beverages will be allowed on Snow Creek premises. Such beverages may be confiscated.
  3. Do not bring skis, snowboards or poles into the lodge.
  4. "Picnicking" is allowed only in designated areas.
  5. Riders must follow Your Responsibility Code. Do not sit at the top of the run in such a way as to block the starting area or otherwise obstruct any area of the slope.
  6. Do not abuse rental equipment. Do not go on dry pavement with skis or boards on.

Employees in uniform, not just Ski Patrol, upon finding a person riding in a careless, inappropriate or reckless manner, could cause that person to suffer consequences ranging from a one-on-one awareness seminar with aki Patrol to a lifetime suspension from Snow Creek. So take it easy out there. Give people some space.

These actions may not be construed to create an affirmative duty on the part of the area operator to protect riders from their own or from another rider's carelessness or recklessness.

If you do not agree with the above, then do not use the facilities at our area.