Mountain Safety

Under Alaska law, the risk of an injury to person or property resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing rests with the skier. Inherent dangers and risks of skiing include changing weather conditions; existing and changing snow conditions; bare spots, rocks, stumps and trees; collisions with natural objects, man-made objects, or other skiers; variations in terrain; and the failure of skiers to ski within their own abilities.

NSAA Skiers Code1.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 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.

Links to Nation and Regional Safety Pages