Steamboat is committed to promoting skier/rider safety and has established the SlopeWise and ParkWise Programs. Under these programs, all skiers/riders must be responsible, treat each other with respect, be considerate, and know and comply with the Colorado Ski Safety Act, Your Responsibility Code, Colorado law, and the SlopeWise and ParkWise Programs.
Steamboat reserves the right to terminate privileges on a first offence if it determines, in its sole discretion, that such action is appropriate. Especially egregious behavior could mean that an individual is banned from the slopes for up to two years or more. It is the individual's responsibility to understand, and adhere to all rules, laws or regulations of the resort, city, county and state. See below
The following will not be tolerated:
The Colorado legislature established as a matter of law that certain dangers and risks are inherent in the sport of skiing.
Under Colorado law, a skier assumes the risk of any injury to person or property resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing and may not recover from any ski area operator for any injury resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing, including: Changing weather conditions; existing and changing snow conditions; bare spots; rocks; stumps; trees; collisions with natural objects; man-made objects; or other skiers; variations in terrain; and the failure of skiers to ski within their own abilities. The Ski Safety Act includes cliffs, extreme terrain, jumps and freestyle terrain as inherent dangers and risks of the sport.
This is a partial list. It is designed for your own protection and endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association, National Ski Patrol, Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Avoid all obstacles. Fencing, poles, padding and other markings are intended to alert you to certain hazards, not to protect you from injury. Steamboat management reserves the right to refuse access to the mountain to any person with equipment other than conventional alpine skis, telemark skis, snowboards or adaptive ski equipment.
Grooming equipment, snowmobiles, snowmaking equipment, and other vehicles may be encountered at any time. While rare both inside and outside of the posted ski area boundary, avalanches may occur at any time without warning. Become educated on how to reduce the risks through your own actions and awareness. Visit www.avalanche.org or contact the Steamboat Patrol.
Colorado Law requires that you give your name to a resort employee before you leave the vicinity if you are involved in a collision resulting in an injury. Witnesses are also encouraged to contact a resort employee.
Steamboat discourages the use of electronic devices (cell phones, music players or earphones) while skiing/riding, or loading or unloading lifts.
Yampa Valley Medical Center (970.879.1322) provides emergency care 24 hours a day.
Steamboat recommends wearing helmets for skiing and riding. Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to educate themselves on the benefits and limitations of helmet usage. The primary safety consideration, and obligation under Your Responsibility Code, is to ski and ride in a controlled and responsible manner.
Steamboat has earned a world-wide reputation for its tree skiing/riding and signature Champagne Powder™ snow. Skiing or riding in tree areas and deep snow is an individual choice and carries with it inherent risks. A fall into deep snow or a tree well can be suffocating and fatal.
Areas beyond the ski area boundary are not patrolled or maintained; avalanche and other hazards exist. Access to public lands outside the boundary is provided through marked access points. Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation assumes no responsibility for the safety and welfare of skiers going beyond the ski area boundary. Rescue in the backcountry is the responsibility of the Routt County Sheriff's Office. If available, rescue is costly and may be very slow.
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