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Your Responsibility Code

please help make safety a top priority

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It is important to remember that there are elements of risk in mountain activities that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Please note, violations of Your Responsibility Code, and the following additional rules, ordinances and/or guidelines may result in criminal prosecution, civil liability and/or loss of lift privileges without compensation or refund:

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, & unload safely.

This is a partial list - Officially endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association, National Ski Patrol, Professional Ski Instructors of America. For more great skier and snowboarder safety information, visit the National Ski Area Association's Ski/Snowboard Safety site.

other things to remember

on the slopes

  • Always ride or ski in control and within your ability. Do not ride or ski too fast or recklessly. Do not ski slopes too difficult for your ability.
  • When walking or climbing always keep to the side of the trail or slope.
  • If you have a collision resulting in an injury to another person it's your responsibility to stay at the collision site until the Ski Patrol arrives. All injuries must be reported before leaving Arrowhead Recreation Area
  • Inverted aerial maneuvers (flips) are prohibited.
  • It is your responsibility to control your body on the ground and in the air. Always clear the landing area quickly. Never jump blindly. Use a spotter when necessary. Look before you leap! One user on a terrain feature at a time. Inspect terrain before using and throughout the day.
  • Do not ride or ski beyond CLOSED AREA signs into a closed area.
  • Do not build up jumps, schuss, or ski out of control. Schussing means skiing straight down the hill extremely fast and/or recklessly.

lifts

  • Lift tickets must be permanently attached by wire wicket to the skier, so that the tickets are easily visible to lift operations.
  • Remove pole straps from wrists before riding the rope tow.
  • Do not cut lift lines. Only Ski Patrollers and lesson groups are allowed to enter the lift line ahead of those already waiting.
  • Get on and off lifts only at loading and unloading areas. Do not swing or bounce chairs while riding chairlift. Do not cross operating rope tow tracks.

etiquette and behavior

  • Be courteous and respect others. Do not use rude language and/or behavior.
  • No carry-in beer and alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the Arrowhead Recreation Area premises. Such beverages may be confiscated.
  • Do not bring skis, snowboards or poles into the lodge.
  • "Brown Bagging" is allowed.
  • Snowboarders must follow Your Responsibility Code. Do not sit at the top of the run in such a way as to block the starting area or otherwise obstruct any area of the slope.
  • Do not abuse rental equipment. Do not go on dry pavement with skis on.