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BOYNE MOUNTAIN SKI PATROL

As the leading authority of on-mountain safety, the NSP is dedicated to serving the public and outdoor recreation industry by providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety service providers. The organization is made up of more than 28,000 members serving over 650 patrols. Their members work on behalf of Boyne Mountain Resort to improve the overall experience for winter enthusiasts.

KNOW THE CODE

Common sense, it's one of the most important things to keep in mind and practice when on the slopes. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) believes education, helmet use, respect, and common sense are very important when cruising down the mountain. NSAA developed Your Responsibility Code to help skiers and boarders be aware that there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

Seven Points to Your Responsibility Code

  1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.

  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.

  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.

  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.​

SMART STYLE

Start Small - Work your way up. Build your skills.

Make a Plan - Every feature. Every time.

Always Look - Before you drop.

Respect - The features and other users.

Take It Easy - Know your limits. Land on your feet.

SAFETY FACTS AND TIPS

The National Ski Areas Association believes these safety facts and tips will help prepare individuals and families for a day on the slopes.  With the help of the following information, your adventures down the mountain will be that much more enjoyable. Helpful facts and tips can be found via the following links.

Facts About Skiing and Snowboarding Safety

Skiing and Snowboarding Tips

Ski Tips for Kids

©2017 BY BOYNE MOUNTAIN SKI PATROL.

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