Please ski & ride safely and follow
the Skier Responsibility Code:
- Stay in control.
- People ahead of you have the right of way.
- Stop in a safe place for you & others.
- When starting downhill or merging, look up & yield.
- Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe signs and warnings, keep off of closed trails.
- Know how to use the lifts safely.
Freestyle Terrain Guidelines
6. One user on a Terrain Feature at a time.
7. Never jump blindly - use a spotter when necessary. Look before you leap!
8. It is your responsibility to controI your body on the ground and in the air.
9. Always clear the landing area quickly.
10. Always ride or ski in controI & within your ability.
11. Inverted aerials are not recommended.
SKIERS AND RIDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT A GREEN CIRCLE, BLUE SQUARE OR BLACK DIAMOND TRAIL AT YOUR AREA IS NOT NECESSARILY THE SAME AS A SIMILARLY RATED TRAIL AT ANOTHER AREA. THE SYSTEM IS A RELATIVE SYSTEM THAT IS VALID ONLY AT THIS AREA. SKIERS AND RIDERS SHOULD WORK THEIR WAY UP, BEGINNING WITH THE EASIEST TRAILS NO MATTER WHAT THEIR ABILITY LEVEL MAY BE, UNTIL THEY ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE TRAILS AT THE AREA. Be advised that all poles and/or flags, fencing, signage and padding on equipment or objects or other forms of marking devices are used by the ski area to inform you of the presence or location of a potential obstacle or hazard. These markers are no guarantee of your safety and will not protect you from injury. It is part of your responsibility under Your Responsibility Code, including those hazards that are so marked.
BECOME A PART OF THE ACTION AT MT. ROSE
Volunteer to become a part of the National Ski Patrol and learn how to handle a rescue sled and perform emergency first aid. Volunteering to be a part of the ski patrol team is rewarding and we can use your help! Fill out this questionnaire and someone will contact you regarding future opportunities with the Mt. Rose NSP.
Warning: Risk of Avalanche
While snow safety and avalanche mitigation efforts help reduce the risk of avalanches, avalanches and snow slides may occur at ski areas, both inside and outside of the posted boundaries. Avalanches are an inherent risk of the sport due to the nature of snow and its application on steep, mountainous terrain. Become educated on how to reduce the risk of injury or death from avalanches through your own actions and awareness.
Taking these steps may help reduce the risk:
- Always ski with a partner and keep them within your sight at all times.
- Obey all signs and closures.
- Carry avalanche equipment such as beacons or transceivers, reflectors, probes and shovels when skiing or riding in areas where avalanches may occur.
- Consider wearing a helmet.
Visit http://www.avalanche.org or contact the Mt. Rose ski patrol for further information on the risks and prevention of avalanche-related injuries or death. Need an avalanche training class? Click here for more info.
Skiing and snowboarding off the groomed runs and in deep powder snow is one of the most exciting and appealing parts of our sport.
But if you decide to leave the groomed trails, you are voluntarily accepting the specific risks of falling into tree wells or deep snow and suffocating. Fortunately, these types of accidents are very preventable.
Each skier or snowboarder controls his or her own level of risk and are the only ones that can prevent this type of accident from happening. To minimize your risk, you must know how to travel safely with your partners in these ungroomed deep snow areas.
This personal safety information is intended to assist all skiers and riders in learning about the risks and prevention of tree well and deep snow immersion accidents. If you still have questions please contact your ski patrol or click here for more information!