Slope Safety at The Summit

Slope Safety

It's all about two important rules:Stay in Control & Use Consideration for Others.

Observe the Responsibility Code

Share with other skiers and riders the responsibility for a great skiing and riding experience at The Summit.

Skiing and riding can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country or other specialized equipment, such as that used by the disabled or other skiers and riders. Regardless of how you choose to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and riding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

  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 other skiers.
  5. Always use devices to 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.


Wear a Helmet

Save Your Skull

While wearing a helmet is an individual's choice, The Summit at Snoqualmie applauds our guests who wear helmets.  Here's why...

"A Norwegian study published in Journal of the American Medical Association in early 2006 showed a 60% decrease in head injuries in skiers wearing helmets. More recent research, including data from St. Anthony's Hospital, a Level One Trauma Center in Denver, shows that while wearing a helmet may not protect you against a fatality, it does provide significant protection against severe injury. Wearing a helmet may mean the difference between a grade I concussion, a fully recoverable injury, and a grade IV concussion, a permanent and often disabling injury, or worse." (Source -- Dr. Mark Wisner, D.O.)

And Dr. Wisner also recommends "Most importantly for parents is to lead by example; if you expect your child to wear a helmet, do so yourself."  So be a helmet hero, and save your skull!