The Mountain Safety Program includes:
• Educating, enforcing, monitoring and providing positive reinforcement of the Skier Responsibility Code and the Colorado Ski Safety Act.
• Monitoring slow zones and high traffic areas across the resort.
• Increasing guest and employee awareness of safety initiatives through on-mountain and community-wide activities during National Safety Awareness Month.
• Periodic public service announcements and safety tips on TV8 and violator update information with the Vail Daily.
• Safety Saturday update each Saturday of the ski season through Vail’s social media.
• Know the Code, Win a GoPro monthly GoPro raffle for people who can recite the Responsibility Code to Mountain Safety employees.
• Promoting the “Play it Safe, Play all Season” campaign to guests and fellow Vail employees.
Mountain safety is a team sport. It takes the whole community to have a safe, fun mountain!
KNOW THE CODE
The Responsibility Code
Vail is committed to promoting ski safety. Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk involved with skiing and snowboarding that common sense and situational awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it. Mountain Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
1. Always stay in control.
2. People ahead of you have the right of way.
3. Stop in a safe place for you and others.
4. Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
5. Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
6. Observe signs and warnings and keep off closed trails.
7. Know how to use the lifts safely.
It is part of your responsibility under the Responsibility Code and the Colorado Ski Safety Act to avoid all obstacles and hazards. Learn more about safety on the mountain at our Vail Mountain Safety blog and through the National Ski Area Association.