Ski etiquette and ski safety

TitleSki etiquette and ski safety
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1940
AuthorsCrouch, J. C.
Conference Name8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJune 1940
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part III-B:
Conference LocationSeattle, Washington
KeywordsSafety, Winter sports

The rapid growth of winter sports, especially skiing within National Parks and National Forest areas has demanded an increase of accessible roads during the winter season are described. Due to the great number of beginners in these sports the rules of the road are spelled out in detail s well as the rules for skiing on the crowded slopes and ski tows. Largely simple ski etiquette is involved in ski safety. Eight items are discussed and listed.1)Use your own equipment, do not borrow on the hill.2)The fast skier has the right of way, beginners should stay on the bunny slopes.3)Fill in your ‘Sits Marks’, like replacing your divots.4)When cross-country skiing, always travel in pairs.5)Avoid stepping on another’s skis.6)When skiing on trails stay on marked routes, no short cuts.7)Respect the rules, regulations and property, buildings and equipment of the establishment operating the area.8)Ski safely, ski under control, ski within your limits.