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At Lookout Pass fellow riders use alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and
specialized ski equipment; such as "sit-skis" used by adaptive skiers.
Regardless of how you enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others!
Be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.
We recommend wearing a helmet while skiing and snowboarding.
However, helmets have their limitations and are not the end all for safety.
Observe the Code listed below and share the code with others!
JANUARY IS NATIONAL SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH!
BEACON TRAINING PARK - NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK WHENEVER LIFTS ARE IN OPERATION!
We have a Beacon Training Park between Rolling Thunder & Hoot Owl.
Join a Ski Patroller on Sat. Jan 28 from 10-11 am & then 1-2 pm to learn how to operate your beacon and quickly find a lost friend if burried in the snow. Again as part of Safety Month we'll also have a Ski Patroller helping train people on Beacon search.
Guests are encouraged to stop by the Ski Patrol Top Shack if they need assistance with either the Beacon Park or understanding the function of their Beacons.
VIDEO: Beacon Searching 101
VIDEO: Pinpointing in the Backcountry How To Probe
VIDEO: How To Shovel 101
Check out the SNOWMAN SAFETY SCENE at the summit.
We invite guests to take their photo with our Snowmen.
Then share them on Social media with #SkiLookoutPass #NSAASafetyMonth #LookoutSkiPatrol.
To be entered into our Safety Contest with cool prizes:
Email your 1 best CRASH SCENE PHOTO to: LookoutPatrol.Safety@Gmail.com to be entered. Along with your name and phone number. 1 Entry per person.
Photos must utilize the Ski Patrol Toboggan Safety scene at the top of Chiar 1 - located beside Ski Patrol. Contest starts January 7th and runs thru Jan. 28th. Prize winners will be contacted by email.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE
1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
2. People ahead or downhill 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 markings.
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.
KNOW THE CODE. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
This is a partial list. Be safety conscious!
SLOPE SAFETY LINKS
SMART STYLE & PARK SMART
Freestyle Terrain Safety Initiative
Kids National Safety Poster Contest
Complementing the Responsibility Code and it's 7 tenets, #RideAnotherDay promotes 3 actions every skier and rider can take to help keep themselves and those around safer on the slopes.
Be ready to slow down or avoid objects or other people at any time. Ski and ride in such a way that you are always able to control yourself regardless of conditions and avoid others and objects you may encounter on the run, groomed or otherwise.
Stay alert to what’s going on around you, especially other skiers and riders. Being aware of those around and changing conditions will help you have a fun and safe day on the hill.
Ease up at blind spots, check uphill when merging onto trails, and give other skiers plenty of room when passing. Look out for spots on the run where traffic merges or you can't see what's coming next. If you are unfamiliar with a run, take it easy the first time down it and make note of places where you'll want to slow down, such as cat tracks and rollers. Also, give other skiers and riders lots or room, especially if you are passing them. There's plenty of space out there, so there's no need to crowd each other.
Skiing and snowboarding off of the groomed runs in DEEP POWDER SNOW is a big