Being safe while you're skiing and snowboarding at Boreal Mountain Resort ensures that everyone has a good time.
For more information on chairlift safety, check out kidsonlifts.org.
Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. 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. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.
Skiers and snowboarders assume the risk of death or any injury to person or property resulting from any of the inherent risks of skiing, including changing weather conditions; existing and changing snow conditions; bare spots; stumps; trees; collisions with natural objects, man-made objects, or other skiers or snowboarders; variations in terrain; and failure to ski and snowboard within their own abilities.
FREESTYLE TERRAIN WARNINGS & INSTRUCTIONS
The five main points of Park Smart:
|1. Start Small: Work your way up. Build your skills.
2. Make a Plan: Every feature. Every time.
3. Always Look: Before you drop.
4. Respect: the features and other users.
5. Take it Easy: Know your limits. Land on your feet.
Each feature can be broken down into 4 zones. Identify these zones and have a plan before using any Freestyle Terrain.
Approach zone is the space for setting your speed and stance to use the feature.
Takeoff zone is for making moves that start your trick.
Maneuver zone is for controlling your body in the air and setting up for landing.
Landing zone is the prepared slope between the knuckle and the runout beyond it.
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. Visit www.avalanche.org or contact the Boreal Mountain ski patrol for further information on the risks and prevention of avalanche-related injuries or death.
CAUTION -- deep snow or tree wells can expose you to the risk of snow
immersion injuries or fatalities. Educate yourself on how to reduce the risks and
ALWAYS SKI OR RIDE WITH A PARTNER.
For further information visit www.treewelldeepsnowsafety.com.
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