The slopes at Park City Mountain Resort can be enjoyed in many ways. You may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled 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 snow sports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers and riders the responsibility for a great experience.
KNOW THE CODE. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
This is a partial list. Be safety conscious. Officially endorsed by:
NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION.
Snowcats, snowmobiles and snowmaking may be encountered on any run at any time.
In a continued effort to maximize the safety and well-being of our Ski and Snowboard School guests, we are requiring all participants 17 years old and younger to wear a helmet. Helmets are available for purchase in Legacy Sports or can be rented for an additional charge of $8 at Park City Mountain Rentals or Kids Signature 3 Check-In.
Park City Mountain Resort supports and encourages our guests and employees to wear helmets while skiing and riding. For additional information visit Lidsonkids.org.
Freestyle Terrain is becoming more popular at resorts and proper use is important . The National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards have developed the "Smart Style" Freestyle Terrain Safety initiative, a cooperative effort to continue the proper use and progression of freestyle terrain at mountain resorts, while also delivering a unified message that is clear, concise, and effective.
The main points of Smart Style include:
Make a Plan
Look Before You Leap
Easy Style It
Respect Gets Respect
Be sure you Know the Code : Your Responsibility Code provides safety tips while on the slopes. Smart Style is a terrain park specific safety program that you should check out before using terrain parks.
Smart Style Video:
For more information visit:
Slow Zones are indicated in the Mountain Guide (trail map) and by on-slope signage. All guests are asked to slow down in the Slow Zones.
For information on sun safety on the mountain visit:
8- 2- 8. RECKLESS SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING PROHIBITED.
(1) Injury. Any personal injury, death, or property damage or loss suffered by a skier, snowboarder, observer, ski area operator, ski area or other person lawfully within the boundaries of a ski area.
(2) Ski Area. Any area designated by a Ski Area Operator to be used for skiing, Nordic, freestyle, or other type of ski jumping and snowboarding, including any geographic area, terrain, and ski slopes served by a passenger ropeway.
(3) Ski Area Operator. Those persons, and their agents, officers, employees, or representatives, who operate a ski area.
(4) Skier. Any person present in a ski area for the purpose of engaging in the sport of skiing, PARK CITY MUNICIPAL CODE - TITLE 8 CRIMINAL CODE 8-11
Nordic, freestyle, or other types of ski jumping using skis, sled, tube, snowboard or any other device.
(5) Passenger Ropeway. A device, excluding an elevator, used to transport passengers along a level, inclined path by means of a haul rope or other flexible element that is driven by a power unit that remains essentially at a single location. Passenger ropeways include an aerial tramway; an aerial lift, including a detachable grip lift and chair lift; a conveyor; a funicular; a surface lift, including a J-bar, T-bar, or platter pull; and a rope tow.
(6) Ski Patrol. Those employees of a ski area who are employed to provide first aid or other medical attention to skiers injured on the mountain, or any person who as a volunteer sanctioned by the ski area carried out these functions.
(7) Snowboarder. Any person present in a ski area for the purpose of engaging in the sport of snowboarding.
(B) RECKLESS SKIING OR SNOWBOARDING PROHIBITED. No person shall ski or snowboard in a reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person, or so as to display a willful or wanton disregard for other persons or property. The primary duty shall be on the skier or snowboarder. Each skier or snowboarder shall be presumed to have seen and understood skier information posted near base area ski lifts, on the passenger tramways, on trail maps, and/or on such ski slopes or trails as such person is skiing or snowboarding. The duty is on the skier or snowboarder to locate and ascertain the meaning of all signs posted.
(C) SKIER’S OR SNOWBOARDER’S DUTY TO INJURED PARTY IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION. Any skier or snowboarder involved in a collision resulting in injury to any person shall immediately stop at the scene of such collision and provide such care and treatment to any injured person as is reasonably necessary. Such assistance may include warding off other skiers while waiting for aid or contacting ski area personnel or ski patrol to advise that aid is necessary.
(D) SKIER’S OR SNOWBOARDER’S DUTY OF NOTIFICATION IN EVENT OF COLLISION. Any skier or snowboarder involved in a collision with another person in which injuries result must give his or her name, address, and phone number to a member of the ski patrol, or other employee of the ski area, before leaving the vicinity of the collision. If it is necessary to leave the vicinity in order to secure aid for an injured person, the skier or snowboarder shall give his or her name and address as required herein after such aid is secured and before leaving the ski area.
(E) PENALTY. It is a Class B misdemeanor to violate any provision of this ordinance.
(F) TRAIL BOARDS REQUIRED. Ski area operators shall post trail boards at one or more prominent locations within each ski area which shall include the duties of skiers and snowboarders and prohibition against reckless skiing and snowboarding as PARK CITY MUNICIPAL CODE - TITLE 8 CRIMINAL CODE 8-12
defined by this ordinance.
(G) ENFORCEMENT. The Park City Police Department, upon notification from a ski area operator, its designee, or an injured skier or snowboarder, shall have authority to investigate violations of this section and issue citations or make arrests.
(H) Violations of this section that occur within ski area boundaries which extend into neighboring jurisdictions shall be referred to the appropriate authority for investigation and prosecution.
(Created by Ord. No. 08-06)
8- 2- 9. SKIING IN CLOSED AREAS PROHIBITED
(1) Ski Area. Any area designated by a ski area operator to be used for skiing, Nordic, freestyle, or other type of ski jumping or snowboarding.
(2) Ski Area Operator. Those persons, and their agents, officers, employees or representatives, who operate a ski area.
(3) Skier. Any person present in a ski area for the purpose of engaging in the sport of skiing, Nordic, freestyle, or other types of ski jumping using skis, sled, tube, snowboard or any other device.
(4) Closed Area. An area designated by the ski area operator as inaccessible by signs, ropes, flags, or other indicia of closure, including, but not limited to, the existence of nature features impeding entrance to the area. A closed area can be anywhere within a ski area.
(B) SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING IN CLOSED AREAS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for any skier or snowboarder to negligently or intentionally go onto or upon any closed area. In the event a closed area is closed from one direction, but not all directions, entering the area from the closed direction is a violation of this ordinance.
(C) PENALTY. Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(D) ENFORCEMENT. The Park City Police Department, upon notification from a ski area operator, shall have authority to investigate violations of this section and issue citations or make arrests.
(Created by Ord. No. 08-05)
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Park City Mountain Resort
1345 Lowell Ave
PO Box 39
Park City, UT 84060
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