Detroit Mountain supports the Skier/Boarder Safety Responsibility Code. Education, helmet use, respect and common sense are very important when cruising down the mountain. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) developed Your Responsibility Code to help skiers and boarders be aware that there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Check out the NSAA website at http://www.nsaa.org/safety-programs/responsibility-code/ for more information
Seven Points to Your Responsibility Code
- Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people 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.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
Detroit Mountain encourages responsibility when skiers and boarders are using the chairlifts A skier/boarder’s behavior has as much or more to do with the safety of the sport as does any piece of equipment from helmet to chair lift.
Check out the website www.kidsonlifts.org/ which contains FAQ’s and safety tips on how to load, ride and unload responsibly, general skiing and riding tips, coloring pages for kids, public service announcements and more. The tagline “No Horsing Around” Detroit Mountain clearly supports.
Detroit Mountain promotes the use of helmets on the slopes. We urge skiers and riders to wear a helmet. Check out the website, Lids on Kids http://www.lidsonkids.org/ as a resource for learning about helmet use in skiing and snowboarding. This site contains FAQs about helmet use, fit and sizing information, general slope safety information, related articles and games, and testimonials about helmet use from well-known athletes, including US Ski Team members.
Detroit Mountain and SCHEELS Terrain Park support the Smart Style Terrain Park Safety initiative. This is a cooperative effort with the help of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) and Burton snowboards that emphasizes the proper use of terrain parks!
Check out www.TerrainParkSafety.org for a comprehensive look at the
Smart Style program.
START SMART – Work your way up. Build your skills.
MAKE A PLAN – Every feature. Every time.
ALWAYS LOOK – Before you drop.
RESPECT – The features and other users.
TAKE IT EASY – Know your limits. Land on your feet.