Mountain Safety


Shawnee Mountain Ski PatrolSki Patrol

Shawnee Mountain Ski Patrol consists of 10 Professional Patrollers and up to 50 Volunteer Patrollers from the National Ski Patrol.

The role of the Ski Patrol is provide first aid treatment and transport of injured skiers and riders.

The patroller's day begins with a sweep of all the open ski runs to determine suitability for skiers and riders, to clear or mark hazards and to report on the conditions the skiing public may expect to encounter.

Once the mountain is open and the skiers and riders are out on the hill, ski patrol duties include:

At the conclusion of the skiing day, Patrollers again conduct a coordinated sweep of the entire open ski area, closing all runs.


Your Responsibility Code

Know the Code!Know Your Code

Common sense, it's one of the most important things to keep in mind and practice when on the slopes. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) believes education, helmet use, respect and common sense are very important when cruising down the mountain. NSAA developed Your Responsibility Code to help skiers and boarders be aware that there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

Seven Points To Your Responsibility Code:

  1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.

For more information go to www.nsaa.org

 

Lids on KidsLids on Kids

The National Ski Areas Association promotes the use of helmets on the slopes. We urge skiers and riders to wear a helmet - but to ski or ride as if they are not wearing a helmet. NSAA views skiing and snowboarding in a controlled and responsible manner - not helmets only - as the primary safety consideration for all skiers and boarders. A skier's behavior has as much or more to do with the safety of the sport as does any piece of equipment.

In 2002, Lids on Kids debuted as a resource for consumers to learn about helmet use in skiing and snowboarding. This site contains FAQs about helmet use, fit and sizing information, general slope safety information, related articles and games, and testimonials about helmet use from well-known athletes, including US Ski Team members. The site has received nearly 2 million hits since it was created. The tagline, "A Helmet-It's a Smart Idea," is printed on posters and promotional cards at resorts nationwide. www.LidsOnKids.org

 

Kids on LiftsKids on Lifts

The National Ski Areas Association views using and riding chair lifts in a responsible manner as one of the primary safety considerations for all skiers and boarders. A skier's behavior has as much or more to do with the safety of the sport as does any piece of equipment from helmet to chair lift.

In 2012, Kids On Lifts and the initiative as a whole debuted around the country to resorts and consumers. This site contains FAQs and safety tips on how to load, ride and unload responsibly, general skiing and riding tips, coloring pages for kids, public service announcements and more. The tagline "No Horsing Around" is a motto we hope to ingrain in not only children, but every skier and boarder. www.KidsOnLifts.org

 

Photography & Drone PolicyNo Drones

Personal photography is allowed across the resort and at all resort events. For commercial photography, media access, and other special access to the mountain or events beyond areas accessible to the public please contact the Shawnee Mountain marketing department for prior approval.

Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or aerial drones, by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without prior written authorization from the Resort.

This prohibition includes drones for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above property owned or managed by Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. This prohibition on drone use extends to any drones launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries.

Please contact Shawnee Mountain Ski Area if you have any questions, or if you seek prior approval to operate any aerial drones. Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations and local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.

Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing or snowboarding privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any equipment. Violators will be liable for any damages, including but not limited to, physical or personal injuries, property damage, damages for violations of privacy, regulatory fines and legal fees.