DEEP SNOW AND TREE WELL SAFETY
A tree well/ snow immersion suffocation accident can happen when a skier or snowboarder falls – usually headfirst – into a tree well or deep loose snow and becomes immobilized and trapped under the snow and suffocates.
When skiing or riding off groomed trails always have a partner and keep each other in sight.
The website DEEP SNOW SAFETY is an excellent resource designed to assist all skiers and riders in educating themselves about the risks and prevention of deep snow and tree well immersion accidents.
KNOW THE CODE - SKIER RESPONSIBILITY CODE
Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways at Skibowl. 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 listed below and share with other skiers the safety responsibility for a great skiing experience.
1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
2. People ahead or downhill of you have the right of way. You must avoid them.
3. Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
4. Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
5. You must prevent runaway equipment.
6. Read and obey all signs, warnings and hazard markings.
7. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
8. You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
9. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
10. If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each othger and a ski area employee.
KNOW AND OBEY THE CODE. IT'S YOUR RESPONSBILITYI.
If you need help understanding the Code, please ask an employee.