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Safety at all times

Author: Kobus Reyneke
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Skiing has its risks and it is the responsibility of every participant to be aware of those risks and do whatever is possible to avoid injury and death on the slopes.

The NSAA (National Ski Areas Association) sums it all up:

Your Responsibility Code
Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas, you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross-country, and other specialized ski equipment such as that used by disabled or other skiers.

Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

Observe the code below and share with other skiers
the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

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.

Print this out for future reference and remember to have fun!

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