According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), common sense is “one of the most important things to keep in mind and practice when on the slopes.”
The organization developed the seven-point Responsibility Code to help skiers and boarders remember that “there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.”
Keep this code in mind every single time you head to Holiday Valley or HoliMont this season.
Seven Points to Your Responsibility Code
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 and unload safely.
KNOW THE CODE: IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.