Helpful tips for a safer and more enjoyable day of Skiing:
* Ski boots are made for skiing. Use caution when walking on hard surfaces.
* When loading onto a chair lift, always have your ski poles in your inside hand and in front of you. If you’re unfamiliar with a ski lift, please ask the operator for assistance. Look over your outside shoulder for the oncoming chair.
* If you are separated from friends or family while skiing or snowboarding, arrange a predetermined meeting place or return to the bottom of the hill or the chalet. Two-way radios and cell phones are also a great tool to stay in contact.
* You should always be comfortable with the trail you choose to ski. (First run should always be at a lower level than your expertise).
* We provide signage for your education and safety, please be aware and stay informed.
* When a trail is closed, it’s either for grooming, lack of snow, or other needs…please obey signage, it’s for your safety. Bamboo, caution tape and temporary fencing are used to mark hazards. Please keep a safe distance.
* Always let the skier or snowboarder in front of you know that you are about to pass them.
* Never sit or stand in the middle of a trail. Always move to the side of the trail where you are still visible to other traffic.
* Always be prepared for the unexpected.
* If you or another member of your party are injured, the Canadian Ski Patrol is onsite at most ski areas. They are identifiable by their blue & yellow jackets with a maple leaf on the back.
(Provided by Chicopee, On. www.skichicopee.com)