Mountain Safety

There are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

Alpine Responsibility Code

Regardless of how you use the slopes, always show courtesy to others. Please adhere to the code listed below and share with others the responsibility for a safe outdoor experience.

  • Always stay in control. You must 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.
  • Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  • Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  • If you are involved in or witness a collision/accident you must remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol.
  • Always use proper devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
  • Keep off closed trails, and closed areas.
  • You must not use lifts or terrain if your ability is impaired through the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability, and knowledge to safely load, ride, and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the lift attendant.

In case of on-mountain emergency call Patrol/Dispatch at 250.578.5521.

Have a Safe Lift Ride

  • Leave the bar down until you see the “Raise Restraining Device” sign.
  • Sit back against the back rest while in motion.
  • Secure your things when you see the “Prepare to Unload” sign.
  • Watch for and follow the signs.
  • Do not lift or leave the restraining bar up while riding.
  • Do not drop things off the chairlift.
  • Do not lean forward or adjust your boots, skis, or snowboard.
  • Do not attempt to touch trees or towers.