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.
Know The Code
Skier's Code of Responsibility
• Stay in control.
• Those ahead of you have the right of way.
• Do not stop where you obstruct or are not visible.
• When merging trails, look uphill; yield to others.
• Use leashes to prevent runaway equipment.
• Observe posted signs and warnings.
• Keep off closed trails and out of bounds areas.
• Be knowledgeable to load/unload, ride chairlifts safely.
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 kidsonlifts.org.
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.
Smart Style: Terrain Park Safety
MAKE A PLAN.
Your speed, approach, and take off affect your maneuver and landing.
LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP.
Know your landings are clear.
EASY STYLE IT.
Start small and work your way up.
RESPECT GETS RESPECT.
From the lift line through the park.
For more details on Smart Style, visit nsaa.org.