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Keep these items in mind for fun and safety on our slopes!

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Common Sense, it's one of the most important things to keep in mind and practice when on the slopes. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) believes education, helmet use, respect and common sense are very important when cruising down the mountain. NSAA developed Your Responsibility Code to help skiers and boarders be aware that there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

Keep an eye out for our helpful staff if you need assistance anywhere and anytime while at Belleayre.

Bringing the kids? Have a plan should you get separated.  If they get lost, children should go to base of the nearest lift and let the attendant know or go to Guest Services in the Overlook or Discovery Lodges.

 

Know the Code

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE

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 or 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.

KNOW THE CODE: IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.  

This is a partial list, be safety conscious.

 

SMART STYLE / PARK SMART

Smart Style

The National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards would like to welcome you to the  "Smart Style" Terrain Park Safety initiative. A cooperative effort with the help of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) that emphasizes the proper use of terrain parks while delivering a unified message.

The Smart Style video along with the TerrainParkSafety.org work
together to emphasize the importance of safety in terrain parks across the
country.  Please visit the www.TerrainParkSafety.org for a comprehensive look at the
Smart Style program. 

Park Smart

Park Smart Terrain Park Safety Program Messages: 

START SMALL - Work your way up. Build your skills
MAKE A PLAN - Every feature. Every time
ALWAYS LOOK - Before you drop
RESPECT - The features and other users
TAKE IT EASY - Know your limits. Land on your feet

PRACTICE PARK ETIQUETTE

Do not stop or ride through landings. If there are boards or skis in front of a jump, the jump is closed so go around feature. When not using features, stay off to the side of the trail, out of the way. Use features in the manner in which they are intended. Don't jump off the sides of the takeoffs.

 

LIDS ON KIDS

Lids on Kids

NSAA promotes the use of helmets on the slopes. We urge skiers and riders to wear a helmet - but to ski or ride as if they are not wearing a helmet. NSAA views skiing and snowboarding in a controlled and responsible manner - not helmets only - as the primary safety consideration for all skiers and boarders. A skier's behavior has as much or more to do with the safety of the sport as does any piece of equipment.

In 2002, Lids on Kids http://www.lidsonkids.org/ debuted as a resource for consumers to learn about helmet use in skiing and snowboarding. This site contains FAQs about helmet use, fit and sizing information, general slope safety information, related articles and games, and testimonials about helmet use from well-known athletes, including US Ski Team members. The site has received nearly 2 million hits since it was created. The tagline, "A Helmet-It's a Smart Idea," is printed on posters and promotional cards at resorts nationwide.

 

KIDS ON LIFTS

Kids on Lifts

NSAA views using and riding chair lifts in a responsible manner as one of the primary safety considerations for all skiers and boarders. A skier's behavior has as much or more to do with the safety of the sport as does any piece of equipment from helmet to chair lift.

In 2012, the website www.kidsonlifts.org/ and the initiative as a whole debuted around the country to resorts and consumers. This site contains FAQ's and safety tips on how to load, ride and unload responsilby, general skiing and riding tips, coloring pages for kids, public service announcements and more.   The tagline "No Horsing Around" is a motto we hope to ingrain in not only children but every skier and boarder. 

 

DRONE POLICY

Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Belleayre Mountain prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public, including recreational users and hobbyists, without the prior written authorization from Belleayre. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within Belleayre's boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from within the resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the resort boundaries. Please contact Belleayre if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any aerial drones. Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by this Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability. Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing or snowboarding privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any drone equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees.