Please be responsible to help avoid being injured or injuring someone else.
Nothing ruins a great day of fun as much as an accident that didn't have to happen. Ultimately, cautious skiing and snowboarding on the mountain is each person's responsibility. Following "Your Responsibility Code" will help all skiers and snowboarders have a better mountain experience.
Riding, in its various forms, including the use of skis,snowboards, snow skates, etc. is a dangerous sport with inherent risks. These risks include loading, riding and unloading from lifts, variations in snow, steepness and terrain, ice, moguls, rocks, trees and other forms of forest growth and debris (above or below the surface), bare spots, lift towers, utility lines and poles, fencing, snowmaking and snow grooming equipment, and other forms of natural or man-made obstacles on and off designated trails, as well as collisions with equipment, obstacles or other riders. Trail conditions vary constantly due to weather changes and use. Inherent in the sport is the risk of permanent, catastrophic injury or death. Accepting these risks is a part of the challenge of man against the mountain and the elements.
To enjoy riding, you must also know and be willing to accept the limits of your ability. Riding challenges your physical condition and may cause stress. You will reduce the risk of injury and enjoy it more if you are in good physical condition.
Your Responsibility Code
The National Ski Areas Association established "A Responsibility Code" in 1966 as a code of ethics for all skiers on the mountain. Today, the code addresses some of the most important rules when riding on the slopes and lifts. The points listed in the Your Responsibility Code are the rules of the road when you are on the mountain. So, whether you ride with one board or two, or use other specialized equipment, always show courtesy to others so that your paths don't cross.
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:
This is a partial list and is officially endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association, National Ski Patrol, Professional Ski Instructors of America. For more great skier and snowboarder information, visit the National Ski Area Association's Ski/Snowboard site.
Other Points to Remember
On the Slopes
Etiquette and Behavior
Employees in uniform, not just patrollers, upon finding a person riding in a careless, inappropriate or reckless manner, could cause that person to suffer consequences ranging from a one-on-one awareness seminar with a Patroller to a lifetime suspension from Snow Creek. So take it easy out there. Give people some space.
These actions may not be construed to create an affirmative duty on the part of the area operator to protect riders from their own or from another rider's carelessness or recklessness.
If you do not agree with the above, then do not use the facilities at our area.