Homeworks academic service


The code of responsibility in the sport of snowboarding

Skiing and Riding off Designated Trails

Current Weather Know Your Responsibility Code Skiing and snowboarding are dynamic, fluid sports of motion in a winter environment that requires constant awareness and judgment by skiers or snowboarders to overcome the inherent risks of the sport. Ski Sundown is committed to skiing or snowboarding safety and expects all skiers or snowboarders who choose to ski or snowboard at Ski Sundown to follow Your Responsibility Code listed below and other posted rules and regulations that are designed to make a visit to Ski Sundown a great experience for everyone.

  1. Be aware that features change constantly due to snow conditions, weather, usage, grooming and time of day. Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  2. Ski Sundown is committed to skiing or snowboarding safety and expects all skiers or snowboarders who choose to ski or snowboard at Ski Sundown to follow Your Responsibility Code listed below and other posted rules and regulations that are designed to make a visit to Ski Sundown a great experience for everyone. We work hard on keeping the mountain well maintained, fresh, and exciting.
  3. Your actions can take you out of balance and cause serious injury or death, no matter how the feature is designed or where you land. Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.

Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

Smart Style Freestyle Terrain Safety Initiative

You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others. Always use devices to prevent runaway equipment.

Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely. This is a partial list.

  1. Transitions are changes in the shape and pitch of the snow or feature, or changes from one type of sliding surface to another.
  2. At Ski Sundown you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers.
  3. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely. Be safety conscious and know the code.
  4. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground, and in the air.

Officially endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association. We work hard on keeping the mountain well maintained, fresh, and exciting. Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways.

At Ski Sundown you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience. Stop in a safe place for you and others. Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.

  • Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield;
  • Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground, and in the air.

Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment. Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails. Know how to use the lifts safely. Be safety conscious and know the code. Freestyle Terrain Prior to using Freestyle Terrain, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with Freestyle Terrain and obeying all instructions, warnings and signs.

Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground, and in the air. Check out the basics, safety information and tips from the pros in the Smart Style video to enable terrain parks to be fun and safe for everyone.

Body Armor - with the popularity of so many extreme and contact sports, there are many brands, models, and options for protective padding all around the body. Many motocross, bmx, in-line skating, and skateboard shops have a variety of gear that is comfortable to wear and fits easily as a layer under your coat and pants.

Protecting the tailbone and hipbones with padded shorts or pants is common. Knee, elbow, shoulder pads, and wrist guards are other options.

Responsibility Code

Know your limits and ability level and select the appropriate Freestyle Terrain for you. Your condition, speed, balance, body movements, alignment, trajectory and maneuver difficulty will directly affect your desired outcome.

Know the intended use of the Freestyle Terrain you have chosen.

Know the Code - Skiing and Snowboarding Safety

Your actions can take you out of balance and cause serious injury or death, no matter how the feature is designed or where you land. Land on your feet! Transitions are changes in the shape and pitch of the snow or feature, or changes from one type of sliding surface to another. Transitions can be gentle or abrupt, and demand that users be alert and respond to them with accurate movements.

Know where to Land. Even if you land on or near the sweet spot, you can still be seriously injured or die if your landing posture is not correct. Inverted manuevers are not allowed. Be aware that features change constantly due to snow conditions, weather, usage, grooming and time of day.

  • Protecting the tailbone and hipbones with padded shorts or pants is common;
  • Check out the basics, safety information and tips from the pros in the Smart Style video to enable terrain parks to be fun and safe for everyone;
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above;
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield;
  • Know how to use the lifts safely;
  • Officially endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association.

Read and obey all posted signs, instructions and warnings before using Freestyle Terrain.