Wintergreen Resort is concerned about the safety of its skiers. Please read carefully the safety information found on this page. Skiing is an adventurous and exhilarating outdoor recreational activity. Natural and man-made obstacles are a part of this mountain experience. Collisions with these objects, especially when skiing fast or out of control, can result in serious or fatal injury. Ski with caution and in control. Expect the unexpected. While skiing you may encounter rocks and trees, hidden and unmarked obstacles, plus rapidly changing visibility and snow conditions. Be aware of grooming vehicles and snowmobiles at all times. Be alert. Ski only on maintained areas of designated slopes and trails.
Your Responsibility Code
Skiing may be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country or 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 others the responsibility for a great skiing experience.
Know this code. It's your responsibility.
This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.
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National Ski Patrol
National Ski Areas Association
Professional Ski Instructors of America
Precautions you can take to help prevent skiing injuries
At Wintergreen, the ski terrain rated as "Easiest" is designated in its entirety as a SLOW SKIING AREA. Additional slow skiing areas are indicated
by orange "SLOW" banners posted on the slopes. In all SLOW SKIING AREAS the following restrictions are in effect at all times and will be enforced by the Wintergreen Ski Patrol:
Reporting an Accident
To report an accident; place skis in snow above injured skier in an "X" pattern. Observe distinguished characteristics of both the skier and the immediate area. Then, alert the Wintergreen Ski Patrol by using one of the courtesy phones located on the mountain or by notifying any ski area employee. IF YOU WITNESS OR ARE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, stay at the scene until the Ski Patrol arrives and gathers the necessary information.
Lift Safety Tips
Snowboard Safety Tips
Precautions you can take to help prevent injuries
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