YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE
Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.
- Always stay in control.
- People ahead of you have the right of way.
- Stop in a safe place for you and others.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
- Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
- Know how to use the lifts safely.
Be safety conscious and know the code. It’s your responsibility.
TERRAIN PARK SAFETY OVERVIEW
Cannonsburg has a variety of freestyle terrain on many of our slopes ranging from beginner to expert in difficulty. Freestyle terrain includes jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, snowcross, bump terrain and other constructed or natural terrain features. Cannonsburg promotes both fun and safety when it comes to freestyle terrain and encourages all of our guests to know the Smart Style code and play it safe, because nothing ruins a great day on the snow like an injury.
SMART STYLE VIDEO
FOUR MAIN POINTS OF SMART STYLE
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.
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
• 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 features
Smart Style is a terrain park specific safety program that you should check out before using terrain parks.
Learn more about terrain park safety at terrainparksafety.org