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Mountain Safety



1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people and 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 others. 

5. Always use devices to help 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. 

Know the is YOUR responsibility. This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.


Check out the below video from the Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association (PNSAA) as it puts mountain safety in a unique perspective...especially for the youngsters as well as the young at heart!



Please check out the KIDS ON LIFTS page for additional information and initiatives on chairlift safety for children and all lift riders.  Lifts are made for getting you back to the top for another run down the, have a seat, sit back, enjoy the ride~the view~and the convo with your fellow chair riders...NO Goofing & NO Horseplay!



When utilizing freestyle terrain & features, please follow these 4 MAIN POINTS OF "SMART-STYLE":
  1. Make a Plan
    - Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use
    - Your speed, approach & takeoff will directly affect your maneuver and landing
  2. Look Before You Leap
    - Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage & warnings
    - Scope around the jumps first not over them
    - Use your first run as a warm up run & to familiarize yourself with the terrain
    - Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming & time of day
    - Do not jump blindly & use a spotter when necessary
  3. Easy Style It
    - Know your limits & 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 & in the air
    - Do not attempt any features unless you have sufficient ability & experience to do so safely
    - Inverted aerials increase your risk of injury & are not recommended
  4. Respect Gets Respect
    - Respect the terrain & others
    - One person on a feature at a time
    - Wait your turn & call your drop/start
    - Always clear the landing area quickly
    - Respect all signs & stay off closed terrain and features


Safety Awareness

Join Ski Bluewood in Raising Safety Awareness Among Our Guests by Learning and Following “Your Responsibility Code”

 Do you have a safety tip or suggestion you'd like to see here?  Drop us an Email.