Posted on February 28, 2017

Keep To The Code When Spring Skiing!

Written By Body Wipe Company Tags: Skiers Code , Skiing , Spring Skiing

One of the great sports of the winter season is downhill skiing (alpine skiing). Many people who do not ski often sight the main reason they don’t ski is their fear of getting hurt. In reality, downhill skiing can be very safe and enjoyable if you abide by the Skier’s Responsibility Code. For those of you that are downhill skiers know that by following these rules, you can ski safely and significantly reduce your chance of injury. The Professional Ski Instructors Association, The National Ski Areas Associate and The National Ski Patrol all officially endorse the Skier Responsibility Code. The Responsibility Code is the universal guide for ensuring that you and those around you remain safe while on the slopes. Although snow skiing involves many different types of equipment and different types of skiers, both beginners and experts are all on the same mountain skiing. This is why it is of great importance that you are aware of your surroundings at all times. These important reminders highlight the most relevant parts of the code that skiers should be aware of before hitting the slopes this winter:

  1. You must always be able to stop and avoid skiers that are in front of you. This means that you must always ski in control. This is especially true for those novice skiers that try to ski beyond their beginners level and ski fast down the hill while being out of control!
  1. If some one is skiing ahead of you, they have the right of way. Just because you are skiing faster than them, does not mean they have to yield to you and move over to the side of the hill. You have the responsibility to either slow down to avoid hitting them or ski around them at a safe distance.
  1. Keep off of closed trails and other out-of-bound ski areas on the mountain. These areas are often closed due to unsafe ski terrain. Individuals at any skiing proficiency level can quickly find themselves in trouble attempting to ski in these closed areas. Also, it is very important to keep in mind, that if something were to happen to you while skiing in these closed areas, having someone find you can be difficult!