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Schuss Mountain Ski Patrol
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Ski Responsibly

Schuss Mountain Ski Patrol has one objective: To maintain the safety of all skiers, riders, and staff on the ski slopes.

They are our first responders, trained to provide first aid when injuries arise while encouraging all to have fun and be safe.

Scroll for ways to help avoid injuries on the slopes.

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Know The Code

Your Responsibility Code

• Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
• People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
• Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
• Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
• You must prevent runaway equipment.
• Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
• Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
• You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
• Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
• If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

Winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. If you need help understanding the Code, please ask any ski area employee.

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Kids on Lifts

Using a chairlift is an exceptionally safe and secure mode of transportation.

Nonetheless accidents can happen – especially when people are unaware of loading, riding and unloading procedures.

Educate your children about loading, riding and unloading lifts.

Learn the best techniques by visiting

Family of Four Skiiers Riding Up the Red Chairlift

Click it or Ticket! 

Did you know that all Shanty Creek equipment rentals come with a helmet? Don’t forget pick yours up!


Are a Smart Idea

• are a second line of defense. Skiing responsibly is the first.
• can reduce head injuries by 30-50%.
• can be the difference between a major and minor injury.
• have limitations; slower speeds reduce risk.
• should not give you a false sense of security.

Ensure the helmet properly fits; always fasten chin strap.

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Smart Style: Terrain Park Safety

Your speed, approach, and take off affect your maneuver and landing.

Know your landings are clear.

Start small and work your way up.

From the lift line through the park.

For more details on Smart Style, visit

Snowboarder on Tabletop Feature in Purple Daze Terrain Park
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