Please ski & ride safely and follow the Skier Responsibility Code:

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  • Stay in control
  • People ahead of you have the right of way
  • Stop in a safe place for you & others
  • When starting downhill or merging, look up & yield
  • Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment
  • Observe signs and warnings,
  • Keep off of closed trails
  • Know how to use the lifts safely

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Freestyle Terrain Guidelines

  1. Freestyle Terrain contains man-made and natural terrain variations.
  2. Freestyle Terrain changes constantly due to weather and use.
  3. Inspect Freestyle Terrain before using and throughout the day.
  4. In jumping & using this terrain, you assume the risk of serious injury.
  5. Be courteous and respect others.
 6.   One user on a Terrain Feature at a time.
 7.   Never jump blindly – use a spotter when necessary. Look before you leap!
 8.   It is your responsibility to controI your body on the ground and in the air.
 9.   Always clear the landing area quickly.
10.  Always ride or ski in controI & within your ability.
11.  Inverted aerials are not recommended.

SKIERS AND RIDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT A GREEN CIRCLE, BLUE SQUARE, OR BLACK DIAMOND TRAIL AT THIS AREA IS NOT NECESSARILY THE SAME AS A SIMILARLY RATED TRAIL AT ANOTHER AREA. THE SYSTEM IS RELATIVE AND IS VALID ONLY AT THIS AREA. SKIERS AND RIDERS SHOULD WORK THEIR WAY UP BEGINNING WITH THE EASIEST TRAILS, NO MATTER WHAT THEIR ABILITY LEVEL MAY BE, UNTIL THEY ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE TRAILS AT THE AREA.

Be advised that all poles and/or flags, fencing, signage and padding on equipment or objects or other forms of marking devices are used by the ski area to inform you of the presence or location of a potential obstacle or hazard. These markers are no guarantee of your safety and will not protect you from injury. It is part of your responsibility under Your Responsibility Code, including those hazards that are so marked.

Warning: Risk of Avalanche

While snow safety and avalanche mitigation efforts help reduce the risk of avalanches, avalanches and snow slides may occur at ski areas, both inside and outside of the posted boundaries. Avalanches are an inherent risk of the sport due to the nature of snow and its application on steep, mountainous terrain. Become educated on how to reduce the risk of injury or death from avalanches through your own actions and awareness.

Taking these steps may help reduce the risk:

  • Always ski with a partner and keep them within your sight at all times.
  • Obey all signs and closures.
  • Carry avalanche equipment such as beacons or transceivers, reflectors, probes and shovels when skiing or riding in areas where avalanches may occur.
  • Consider wearing a helmet.

Visit avalanche.org or contact the Mt. Rose ski patrol for further information on the risks and prevention of avalanche-related injuries or death. Need an avalanche training class? Click here for more info.

 

snow suff hazard

Skiing or snowboarding off the groomed runs and in deep powder snow are some of the most exciting and appealing parts of our sport.

But, if you decide to leave the groomed trails, you are voluntarily accepting the specific risks of falling into tree wells or deep snow and suffocating. Fortunately, these types of accidents are very preventable.

Each skier or snowboarder controls his or her own level of risk and are the only ones that can prevent this type of accident from happening. To minimize your risk, you must know how to travel safely with your partners in these ungroomed deep snow areas.

This personal safety information is intended to assist all skiers and riders in learning about the risks and prevention of tree well and deep snow immersion accidents. If you still have questions please contact your ski patrol or click here for more information!


 

Mt. Rose General and Lesson EEC
General Eligibility Criteria for Skiers and Riders:

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide staff and guests information to make objective assessments when determining whether a guest can meet the essential eligibility criteria necessary for participation in the stated activity. Please note that references to a companion do not include any Mt. Rose Ski-Tahoe staff.
SKIING/RIDING:
• The skier/rider must have the ability (once shown) to load, ride, and unload the lift safely, either independently or with assistance from a companion.
• The skier/rider (and/or their companion) may not be under the influence of any controlled substance, intoxicant, drug, or hallucinatory agent while engaged in the sport.
• The skier/rider (and their companion) must be wearing a valid lift ticket or season pass prior to riding any lift on the mountain.
• The skier/rider must be capable of learning and understanding Your Responsibility Code, either independently or with assistance from a companion.
• The skier/rider must be able to ski/ride in control and follow the rules set forth in Your Responsibility Code.
• The skier/rider must be able to get down off the mountain safely (independently or with the assistance of a companion).
• If a skier/rider falls down while skiing/riding, they must have the ability, independently or with the assistance of a companion, to get off the ski trail, and get into position necessary to continue skiing/riding.
LESSONS:

Specific Ski and Snowboard School Eligibility Criteria for Skiers and Riders.

The following are eligibility criteria for participation in ski/snowboard group lessons at the mountain. Private and/or adaptive coaching is available for those students that require more assistance than mentioned in the criteria below with at least five days notice:
• The student must be willing to participate in the lesson and willing to ski or ride.
• The student must understand (independently or with the assistance of a companion) simple one and two step directions given by the instructor.
• The student must be able to secure and return their own equipment (excluding adaptive equipment) independently or with the assistance of a companion.
• The student must have the ability (once shown) to properly put on and take off his or her own equipment, independently or with the assistance of a companion.
• The student must be able to use the restroom independently or with the assistance of a companion
• The student (or companion) must disclose any allergies or medications that could affect their participation in the program to the Adventure Center Staff and/or to the ski instructor prior to the lesson. Food allergies must be known ahead of time if the student is to be eating lunch in the Adventure Center or going in for breaks (hot chocolate, snacks etc.).
• The instructor and other Mt. Rose Ski-Tahoe staff are not allowed to dispense medication and arrangements must be made for an authorized caretaker to do this for the student, if applicable.
• The student must be capable of physically moving around with the rest of the class on equipment, independently or with the assistance of a companion.
• The student’s physical ability (independent or with the assistance of a companion) is such that the instructor need not give continued physical assistance any more than needed by the other students in the lesson.
• The student must have the ability to attend and focus on the tasks of the class.
• The student must not try to leave the class without permission.
• The student must refrain from discourteous behavior or profane language while engaged in the lesson.
• The student’s cognitive ability must be such that the pace of instruction is not limited to one-on-one instruction for any duration of the lesson (private or adaptive coaching is available on a limited basis with at least five days notice).
The instructor has the authority to cease the student’s participation in the lesson if the student:
• Exhibits any behavior that makes the lesson unsafe to the student, instructor, and/or others on the mountain.
• Makes it apparent that they no longer want to continue the lesson.
• The prevailing conditions or circumstances warrant. Even if an adaptive lesson is better suited to the student’s abilities, it may be possible to include the student and his or her instructor in a peer group lesson upon request.

 

BACK COUNTRY ACCESS – 2 exit areas off the South Rim of the Slide Bowl

Leaving the Mt. Rose Ski Area and entering Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest back country.

The area behind the exit signs is not patrolled.

There is no avalanche control and Mt. Rose Ski Area is not responsible for rescue operations.

For Avalanche Advisory:   sierraavalanchecenter.org/

For Search and Rescue: 911

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