The PNSAA members consider the safety of all skiers and snowboarders as the highest priority in providing a memorable and fun experience in the mountains. You can help by understanding the unique and variable mountain environment, skiing/ridding within your ability level, dressing appropriately and following the responsibility code. Here are some general safety tips:
- Ski with friends. This is an obvious precaution when challenging yourself in steep or tree-lined terrain. If you end up on an accidental solo mission, make sure you’ve agreed with partners on a meeting place (and a backup meeting place).
- Level out. If you’re not an expert skier, don’t pretend that you are. Stay on runs that challenge your skills but let you stay in control of your speed and equipment. Signs at the bottom of each lift explicitly state what level terrain the lift serves.
- Listen to your body. If you feel tired, stop for a break. Skiing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. can be hard on the body no matter how good of shape you are in. Muscles will tighten up at the end of the day if you don’t stretch and hydrate frequently
More information to help you have a safe day on the slopes: