When you purchase your pass from Woods Valley and sign your club permission slip, you become responsible for knowing the NSAA Responsibility Code.Seven Points to Your Responsibility Code
- 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.
- 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 help 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.
KNOW THE CODE: IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.II. Smart StyleWhen you purchase your pass from Woods Valley and sign your club permission slip, you become responsible for knowing and following Smart Style guidelines. Inverted aerials are not permitted at Woods Valley, and the Ski & Snowboard Club does not instruct or encourage students to participate in ski & snowboard jumping.
Park Smart Terrain Park Safety Program Messages
START SMALL - Work your way up. Build your skills.
MAKE A PLAN - Every feature. Every time.
ALWAYS LOOK - Before you drop.
RESPECT - The features and other users.
TAKE IT EASY - Know your limits. Land on your feet.
III. International Ski Federation rules for ski and snowboarding conduct
A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.
o Control of speed and behavior.
A skier or snowboarder must move in control. They must adapt their speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to their personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather, as well as to the density of traffic.
A skier or snowboarder coming from behind (who are higher up the slope) must choose his or her route in such a way that he or she does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.
A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below, and to the right or to the left, provided that he or she leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.
A skier or snowboarder either: entering a marked run, starting again after stopping, or moving upwards or crossing on the slopes, must look up and down the slopes so that he or she can move without endangering themselves or others.
o Stopping on the piste
Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move clear of the piste as soon as possible.
A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.
A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings. This includes slope information, weather conditions, and the conditions of the slopes and snow.
At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.
Any witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident. They must identify themselves to Piste Control, as well as to any others involved in the ski or snowboarding accident.