At Park City Mountain Resort accident prevention and occupational safety are of primary importance. A variety of Resort policies and programs advance this goal. These procedures and policies are designed to protect the safety of our team and guests, and are not written or implemented lightly. Each is given close scrutiny for viability and necessity to provide the best care and protection available.
It is your responsibility to know the code, to hike or ride in a responsible manner and to report all incidents.
Code of Conduct
Mountain Biking and hiking offer a range of challenges and adventures. Riders and hikers can choose gentle scenic routes or challenging single track descents. Regardless of what type of terrain you select, remember there are elements of risk in mountain biking and hiking that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce, but not eliminate. Observe the code listed below and help create a great trail experience for everyone.
- Obey all posted signs
- Always wear a helmet when riding
- When in doubt, walk your bike
- Ride or hike with a buddy and be prepared for emergencies
- Notify mountain personnel if you need first aid
- Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible to others
- No smoking on lifts or on the mountain due to fire danger
- Do not litter
- Stay off roads not specifically designated for public use
Vehicles may be encountered on any run at any time.
Alpine Coaster Warning
- You are in control of your speed. The coaster is an operator controlled device which presents a risk of injury to you and others, for which you may be held responsible.
- Follow the instructions of the starter.
- DO NOT REMOVE YOUR SEATBELT unless instructed to do so by a uniformed Park City Mountain Resort employee.
- DO NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR unless instructed to do so by a uniformed Park City Mountain Resort employee.
- Keep both hands on the brakes at all times. Do not touch the track while in motion.
- Keep your hands and feet inside the sled at all times. Passengers should keep both hands on the handle at all times.
- Do not stop on the track.
- Do not collide with other sleds.
- When riding with a small child use extra caution. Drivers of sleds with passengers must be a responsible person over 54 inches in height.
- The coaster may close due to inclement weather. Park City Mountain Resort makes no guarantees regarding operation or shutdown due to inclement weather.
- Use your brake at the end of the coaster track to avoid sudden deceleration or stop.
- If you are unfamiliar or unsure about the operation of the Alpine Coaster, please ask any uniformed Park City Mountain Resort employee for additional information.
Alpine Slide Warning
- You are in control of your ride. Control your speed.
- The sled is an operator controlled device which presents a risk of injury to you and others, for which you may be held responsible.
- Follow the instructions of the starter.
- No racing.
- Keep both hands on the brake at all times. Do not touch the track while in motion. Keep your hands and feet inside the sled at all times.
- Do not stop on the track except in case of significant precipitation.
- In case of rain, stop your sled, get out of the track and walk down. Leave your sled beside the track.
- When riding with a small child use extra caution and slower speeds.
- Drivers of sleds with passengers must be a responsible person over 48 inches in height.
- The slide may close due to inclement weather. Park City Mountain Resort makes no guarantees regarding operation or shutdown.
- The lifts do not stop for loading or unloading unless you specifically request the lift attendant to stop the lift.
- Please wait for the lift attendant before loading.
- If you are unfamiliar with the operation of a chairlift, please ask the attendant for help.
- Do not wear loose clothing, shoes and/or backpacks, which may fall off or become tangled with the lift.
- Fire Danger! – No Smoking
- The lift may close due to inclement weather. Park City Mountain Resort makes no guarantees regarding operation or shutdown.
- You must weigh between 75 lbs and 275 lbs to ride, although wind conditions may change minimum weight to 100 lbs.
- You must be between 52" and 80" tall to ride.
- Not recommended for; people with high blood pressure, back, neck or bone injuries, heart trouble, recent surgery, pregnant women or any physical or mental illness.
- Follow the instructions of the attendants.
- The ride may close due to inclement weather. Park City Mountain Resort makes no guarantees regarding operation or shutdown.
Flying Eagle Zip Line Warning
- Riders must be at least 42 inches tall to ride.
- Rides (single or combined) must not exceed 480 pounds.
- All riders must sit up straight, with head and shoulders against the back rest, and arms and legs must remain inside the cart proximity.
The Flying Eagle Zip Line is Not Recommended For:
- Expectant mothers.
- Persons with neck and/or back problems.
- Persons with fear of heights.
- Persons with heart problems and/or high blood pressure.
- Persons who have had recent surgery.
- Those with any impairment that would prevent normal seating or use of safety restraints as provided.
- Persons with any other condition that they may be aware of that may result in injury or complication.
FOR THE SAFETY OF THE RIDERS AND ALL OTHER PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT GUESTS PLEASE NO:
- Throwing, dropping, or expelling any object from the ride.
- Loose items, cameras, mp3 players, phones, food, beverages, glass.
International Mountain Bicycling Association (I.M.B.A.) Rules of the Trail
- Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land. Obtain permits or other authorization as required. Be aware that bicycles are not permitted in areas protected as state or federal Wilderness.
- Leave No Trace: Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.
- Control Your Bicycle: Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.
- Yield Appropriately: Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you're coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Bicyclists should yield to other non-motorized trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.
- Never Scare Animals: Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses, use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.
- Plan Ahead: Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.
When planning your hike or ride, be sure to pack plenty of water. Bike tools, replacement parts, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a light, water-resistant jacket are recommended. Sunny skies can easily give way to afternoon showers or storms. Be aware there are no services on the mountain, i.e., water, bathrooms or phones. Consider carrying a cell phone and GPS device.
Please be safety conscious!
Planning Your Vacation
Get in shape. Biking and hiking are exciting, vigorous sports. Always make an honest assessment of your physical and riding abilities. The weather can change radically and rapidly, so plan to bring or buy sunglasses or eye protection, sun protection, a hat and clothing that makes it possible for you to dress in layers. Nights and early mornings are often cool or cold. Daytime temperatures can be into the 100s. Windy conditions may kick up unexpectedly at any time.
What to Wear
Layers of clothing are best. They can be added and removed in order to better regulate your body temperature.
Base Layers: Avoid cotton, it will wick your body heat away when wet. Consider long pants and long sleeved shirts for both sun protection and temperature changes.
Outer Layers: Water resistant and comfortable; biking gloves, glasses or goggles; sunscreen and lip balm are important to use at high altitude.
High Altitude Tips
The elevation is between 7,000 feet above sea level at the base to 10,000 feet at the top of Jupiter Peak. If you are from lower elevations you may experience altitude sickness, usually within the first 48 hours of your arrival. Symptoms include headache, nausea, insomnia, and loss of appetite. The best prevention is acclimatization. Take it easy your first day here and increase fluid intake, decrease salt, alcohol and caffeine intake, and select high-carbohydrate, low-fat foods. Be aware that high elevation can also accentuate existing health problems. If you have a respiratory or vascular illness, consult your physician before your trip. You may ask for help from any Park City Mountain Resort team member if you find symptoms worsening or persisting.
In Case of Injury
What to do if you are in an accident or see an injury:
First aid staff are on duty during regular operating hours. They can be contacted through a lift attendant or other area Team Members. Park City Mountain Resort staff do not patrol or "sweep" the trails.
In Case of Injury:
- Do not move the injured person unless you are trained to do so
- Warn approaching riders of the injured person
- Send someone to the nearest lift or open building to report the location, type of injury and description of the injured person
Use Facilities at Your Own Risk
It is the policy of Park City Mountain Resort that all persons on or using any of Park City Mountain Resort's facilities including spectators, assume the risks which are inherent in this mountain environment. If you can't assume these risks and accept the Park City Mountain Resort policies described herein and posted at the resort, please do not use this resort or the lifts.
Vail Resorts Statement: Usage of Drones (5.28.15)
In recent years, unmanned aerial systems (more commonly known as “drones”) have become increasingly popular among guests, event promoters and marketing teams. For safety reasons, recreational drone use is not permitted under our operating plans with the USFS. Likewise, commercial use is also prohibited on Vail Resorts’ property, except in limited circumstances when an approved operator has obtained an FAA exemption and received written permission from the resort. This includes use associated with special events, marketing and in film/photo applications.