At Ragged Mountain Resort, safety is paramount!

Winter Sports 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 Ten points of Your Responsibility Code are:

  1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. You must avoid them.
  3. Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4. Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5. You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Read and obey all signs, warnings and hazard markers.
  7. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8. You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10. If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

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.


Other Tips & Ski/Snowboard Etiquette

  • Clanking your skis or boards together while on the ski lift can result in an injury to someone below you, you may even find yourself or your equipment falling from the lift, not to mention the snow that might be falling on the skiers and snowboarders below you isn’t nice.
  • When entering any lift line, be sure that you are attentive and ready to follow the maze and load properly. If you are skiing or boarding alone, check for singles lanes so you can be paired with other folks. This is a great way to meet people!
  • Sit back all the way in your chair and use the restraining bar when available.
  • Many lift lines have mazes that funnel into one loading area. Access typically alternates from one line or side to the next. Pay attention to posted signs and where available, Mountain Personnel or Lift Hosts. They will be happy to assist you.
  • When you unload the lift, be sure to move away from the unloading zone quickly. You don’t want to be in the way of other skiers unloading the lift.

More Safety Resources

For information, please call our Ski Information Center at (603) 768-3600

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