Above and beyond Killington’s commitment to provide the best possible experience to all skiers and snowboarders, we are committed to promoting alpine safety awareness.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE
Killington is committed to promoting skier and rider safety awareness. In addition to people using traditional alpine ski equipment, you may be joined on the slopes by snowboarders, telemark skiers, skiers with disabilities, skiers with specialized equipment and others. Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it. Observe YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE listed below and share the responsibility for a great outdoor experience with other skiers and riders.
- Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
KNOW THE CODE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.
- Snowmobiles, grooming vehicles and snowmaking operations may be encountered at any time.
- Be advised that all poles, flags, fencing, signage and padding on equipment or objects, or other forms of marking devices, are used by the resort to inform you of the presence or location of potential obstacles or hazards. These markers are no guarantee of your safety and will not protect you from injury. It is your responsibility to stay away from marked areas.
NSAA CHECK YOUR SPEED CAMPAIGN
- Check Your Speed
- Warning, Objects Are Closer Than They Appear
- Fixed Objects Don’t Move – You Do!
- Factoid – At 27mph You Need 60 feet and 1½ Seconds to Avoid a Tree
- Defensible Distance – Do You Have It?
The 4 MAIN POINTS OF SMART STYLE:
- Make a Plan
Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
- Look Before You Leap
Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
- Easy Style It
Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials are not recommended.)
- Respect Gets Respect
From the lift line through the park.
PRACTICE PARK ETIQUETTE
Do not stop or ride through landings. If there are boards or skis in front of a jump, the jump is closed so go around feature. When not using features, stay off to the side of the trail, out of the way. Use features in the manner in which they are intended. Don't jump off the sides of the takeoffs.
YOU SHOULD KNOW
Killington supports and recommends the use of helmets by skiers and riders. If you choose to wear a helmet, be sure to understand its limits and proper use. Follow Your Responsibility Code and ski and ride in a responsible and controlled manner. Remember that safety awareness education and personal responsibility are key to long-term slope safety.
Killington allows alpine skis, snowboards, mono-skis, telemark skis and specialized adaptive equipment used by disabled skiers. All equipment must have metal edges. Use of any other equipment, such as sleds, toboggans, tubes, trays, saucers, etc., is strictly prohibited on resort premises, unless previously authorized by management.