EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER:
911 or 970-871-5911
EMERGENCY MESAGE BOARDS:
Located at the top of every lift.
If someone is injured, cross skis or place a snowboard securely in the snow above the accident and send someone to call the Patrol. The type of injury and location are helpful information. There are emergency phones located at all lifts, on several trails, and at on-mountain restaurants. (See map
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE:
Yampa Valley Medical Center (970-879-1322) provides emergency care 24 hours a day.
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.
- Read the Signs - Signs at Freestyle Terrain have important information, rules and regulations for use of the Terrain and are meant to be read and understood.
- Look Before You Leap - You are responsible for inspecting Freestyle Terrain before initial use and throughout the day. Know landings are clear and clear yourself from landing areas.
- Easy Style It - Always ski/ride in control and within ability level. Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials prohibited)
- Respect Gets Respect - Respect Freestyle Terrain and others. Respect all signs and do not enter Freestyle Terrain or use features when closed.
COLORADO SKI SAFETY ACT
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.
IN CASE OF IN JURY
- If someone is injured, cross skis or place a snowboard securely in the snow above the accident.
- Call Patrol 970.871.5911. If emergency call 911.
- Patrol will ask for the number of the phone from which you are calling, the exact location of injury, the description of the injured person and nature of the injury.
- Remain calm
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.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE
Yampa Valley Medical Center (970.879.1322) provides emergency care 24 hours a day.
Steamboat encourages guests to educate themselves on the benefits and limitations of winter sports helmets. Helmets can make a difference in reducing or preventing some (but not all) head injuries. Make sure your helmet is properly fitted, in working order and has not been damaged. Remember that wearing a helmet does not make you invulnerable and you must at all times ski/ride responsibly and within your ability.
HIGH ALTITUDE ENVIRONMENT
- Always wear sunscreen, sunglasses and hat or helmet, even on cloudy days.
- Wear proper clothing to protect against frostbite.
- Keep hydrated, drink plenty of fluids.
- Some visitors may experience symptoms associated with Steamboat's high altitude. Symptoms may include headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, restless sleep, coughing and difficulty in breathing. If symptoms persist or if you have concern about your health, you should seek medical attention.
- Be Alert for wildlife.
TREE WELLS/DEEP SNOW
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.
- Be aware of deep snow conditions, tree wells and other natural and manmade obstacles. Do not ski/ride too close to trees in deep or windblown snow conditions.
- If skiing/riding in deep snow or near trees, stay with a partner and remain in visual contact.
- Stay close enough to either pull or dig out your partner.
- If your partner becomes immersed, first try to clear an airway, then call Patrol, 970.871.5911.
- For further information visit www.treewelldeepsnowsafety.com and http://avalanche.state.co.us/index.php.
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.
BE AWARE, SKI/RIDE WITH CARE
BE SLOPE AND PARK WISE