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 Responsibility Code

This is a partial list. Be safety conscious. Officially endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association:

   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 and 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.
   8. Move out and away from the lift unloading area prior to gathering or strapping into your snowboard binding.
   9. All on-mountain ski/snowboard equipment must meet the following standards: metal edge, p-tex base, ski brakes, retention strap or leash.
  10. Abusive language, rude or criminal conduct, obscene clothing or appearance and activities that endanger yourself and others will not be tolerated at the Loup.

Failure to comply with this responsibility code may result in the loss of skiing/snowboarding and service privileges.

Kids and Safety on the Mountain

The Best way to keep  skiing and riding safe for your children is to make sure they understand the recommended safety tips. Make learning fun and explain the importance of safe riding. Below you will find some useful safety tips to get you started.

    * Have your child memorize the " Responsibility Code"
    * Dress your child in layers so they can be comfortable in a wide variety of conditions and be prepared for the rapidly changing weather. Put on sun protection and make sure you child is always wearing either goggles or sunglasses.
    * Keep the name and phone number of your accommodations along with your cell phone number in a secure pocket of your child's coat or ski pants.
    * Enroll your child in lessons to make sure they get started properly. Our instructors know how to teach kids so they learn the proper techniques, progress faster and enjoy their time more with you.

Lids on Kids
Lids on Kids is a great program encouraging the use of helmets on the mountain. We encourage the use of helmets on kids as a way of having more fun and being safe! Visit to discover how to find the best helmet for your child.

Look Before You Leap

        * Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage and warnings
        * Scope around the jumps first not over them
        * Use your first run as a warm up run and to familiarize yourself with the terrain
        * Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming and time of day.
        * Do not jump blindly and use a spotter when necessary

Easy Style It

        * Know your limits and ski/ride within your ability level
        * Look for small progression parks or features to begin with and work your way up.
        * Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground and in the air
        * Do not attempt any features unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely
        * Inverted aerials increase your risk of injury and are not recommended.

Respect Gets Respect

        * Respect the terrain and others (Freestyle terrain is for everyone regardless of equipment or ability)
        * One person on a feature at a time
        * Wait your turn and call your start
        * Always clear the landing area quickly
        * Respect all signs and stay off closed terrain and feature



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