All resort personnel, along with dedicated safety professionals, address safety every day and in every facet of operations. The industry carefully develops safety measures by using the vast experience of safety professionals, history, and forethought.

The industry is committed to ensuring the safest experience for guests while maintaining the history, integrity, and nature of snow sports. Ski California member resorts focus on and invest considerable resources in safety measures to create a balance between enjoyment of the natural mountain environment and mitigation of the sport’s risks. As an industry, we stand behind our experience and collective efforts to reduce injuries, promote safety, and educate the skiing public.

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Snow sports carry inherent risks, which means certain risks are built into those sports’ basic nature and ski resorts cannot eliminate them. Because of this fact, resorts are incredibly dependent on guests making good decisions on a constant basis. Snow sports require active participation; whether it is loading and unloading chairlifts, paying attention to speed, skiing in control, or paying attention to safety messaging from resorts, guest decision-making is a significant driver of safety. Guests must understand their limits and respect their fellow skiers and riders. Therefore, resorts and guests must work together to ensure the safest environment possible while experiencing the thrill and excitement of what the mountains have to offer.

Skier and Rider Responsibilities

Terrain Park Safety

Lift Safety

Helmet Safety and Usage

Avalanche Safety

Deep Snow Safety