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Your Responsibility Code

Your Responsibility and Assumption of Risk

Whether you ski, snowboard or telemark, you need to know "the rules of the road" so that you and everyone around you will have a safe, fun day. Your Responsibility Code is endorsed by virtually every professional ski and snowboard association. You'll see it posted at many resorts to remind you of seven simple safety guidelines. 

The seven points of Your Responsibility Code are:

  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 and unload safely.

This is only a partial list. Be safety conscious. Failure to comply with this code may result in a loss of lift privileges. No sledding is allowed in the ski area at any time. Wintergreen prohibits carrying infants or toddlers in harnesses while skiing or riding.

Assumption of Risk

Other tips & ski/snowboarder etiquette:

Other Safety Information

For information, please call our Ski Information Center at 434-325-2100