Know the Code
Your Responsibility Code
Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers and riders the responsibility of a great winter recreation experience.
- Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride, and unload safely.
For Your Safety
While riding the chairlift the safety bar MUST be used as prompted by signs upon loading and before unloading. Also, to avoid slipping off the chairlift sit with your back against the chair and remain facing forward. Please, no horse play, for safety sake!
Use of Helmets:
Mount Southington recommends the use of helmets. In some situations they can be helpful in avoiding an accident. There have been many topics concerning the pros and cons of helmet use. The final decision rests with the parent/guardian. At the present time Mount Southington does not rent helmets. Helmets may be purchased at our Ski Shop when the ski area is in operation or at various ski outfitting stores and should be properly fit to maximize their effectiveness. For further information on this topic please visit The National Ski Areas Association website at http://www.nsaa.org/safety-programs/lids-on-kids/.
Mount Southington’s Courteous Skier/Rider Policy
We at Mount Southington believe all skiers and riders have the right to a safe and pleasant place to ski. Equally, each skier and rider has the responsibility to protect others’ rights to the same skiing/riding experience.
Therefore, the Management, the Rangers, Ski Patrol, and Ski School Instructors are authorized to rescind the skiing privileges of anyone who creates a nuisance or endangers themselves or others.
Dangerous or undesirable conduct is:
- Foul language.
- Lift line cutting. Skiing/Riding at excessive speeds.
- Refusal to use the safety bars provided.
- Jumping from the chairlift or bouncing the chair.
- Removing hazard markers, flags, or poles.
- Unauthorized or unpaid skiing or riding through race courses.
- Use of alcohol or drugs.
Printable copy. (Distributed to each group participant)