It’s Your Responsibility To Know the Code
Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others & be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing & snowboarding that common sense & personal awareness can help reduce.
Know The Code
- Always stay in control & 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 & yield to others.
- Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails & out of closed areas.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge & ability to load, ride & unload safely.
This is a partial list. Be safety conscious. Officially endorsed by: NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION.
Freestyle Terrain Warnings & Instructions
- Trail ratings do not apply to terrain features.
- Terrain Features are not related to degree of difficulty.
- Inspect terrain features before use.
- You are the sole judge of your ability to use any terrain feature, work your way up.
- Terrain feature shapes and surface conditions change with weather and use.
- Use spotters when landing area is not visible.
- Do not stop on landing areas.
- Use of features can be dangerous; you assume all risks of injury or death.
- Aerial somersaulting maneuvers not recommended.
- Terrain Features are intended for one person at a time.
- More info: TerrainParkSafety.org
It Is The Law
Any person who is involved in a skiing or boarding accident & leaves the scene of the accident knowing or having reason to believe that any other person involved in the accident is in need of medical or other assistance, except to notify the proper authorities or to obtain assistance, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. California Penal Code 653(Q).
Skiing And Boarding Can Be Hazardous Sports
Skiing in its various forms (Alpine, Nordic, or Boarding) is an inherently hazardous sport with many dangers that can cause injuries and/or death. You should understand that by using the facilities, you are agreeing to assume all risks of injury, property damage, and/or death. Your purchase of the ticket & its use are an agreement to hold Big Bear Mountain Resorts harmless for your injuries, property damage and/or death that may occur in any way during your use of our facilities. If you do not agree to be bound by the above, please do not purchase a ticket or use the facilities. Please read your lift ticket carefully.
You should consider wearing a helmet since in some situations it may prevent or reduce injury. However, helmets can give you a false sense of security so always use your best judgment & ride or ski within your ability level.