Skier Safety & Ski Patrol

Making unforgettable memories on the slopes requires following basic rules of skiing safety. 


Your Responsibility Code:


  1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2. People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  3. Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4. Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5. You are responsible for preventing runaway equipment.
  6. Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  7. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8. You must know how and be able to load, ride, and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10. If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

Learn more about your responsibility code here. 


Before heading to the mountains, review Smart Style:


  1. Make A Plan: Every time you use Freestyle Terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and takeoff will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
  2. Look Before You Leap: Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know that your landings are clear, and clear yourself out of the landing area..
  3. Easy Style It: Start small and work your way up.
  4. Respect Gets Respect: From the lift line through the park.

Bear Creek Ski Patrol:


The Bear Creek Ski Patrol is a non-for profit organization that helps skiers, snowboarders, snow tubers, and guests at the Bear Creek Ski Resort safely enjoy their winter sports. Composed of both volunteer and professional patrollers, the Ski Patrol provides rapid outdoor emergency care to those injured at the resort and provides seamless transport off the mountain.


The Bear Creek Ski Patrol has 150 highly medically trained members who dedicate their time, so that others may enjoy the beautiful resort and outdoor winter sports. Our ski patrollers are members of the National Ski Patrol and continually train to ensure that they provide exceptional emergency medical care.

Learn about more skiing safety tips on our blog.