Our Code + Courtesy
Skier + Rider Responsibility

Monarch Mountain can be enjoyed using alpine, snowboard, telemark or specialized ski equipment like that used by disabled skiers. Regardless of how you enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others, ski and ride within your abilities, and remember the skier/rider responsabilities. Know the Code

Colorado Ski Safety Act

"Skier" means any person using a ski area for the purpose of skiing, which includes, without limitation, sliding downhill or jumping on snow or ice on skis, a toboggan, a sled, a tube, a snowbike, a snowboard, or any other device; or for the purpose of using any of the facilities of the ski area, including but not limited to ski slopes and trails.

Warning

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.

Skier Responsibility Code
  1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people 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.
Learn about Safety on the Slopes
Be Safe Out There

Learning about safety on the slopes is a good idea for any level of skier or rider. We recommend checking out the following resources:

http://www.nsaa.org/safety-programs/
http://www.nsp.org
http://www.kidsonlifts.org
http://www.lidsonkids.org

Smart Style

When using the terrain parks, practice Smart Style:

START SMALL - Work your way up. Build your skills.

MAKE A PLAN - Every feature. Every time.

ALWAYS LOOK - Before you drop.

RESPECT - The features and other users.

TAKE IT EASY - Know your limits. Land on your feet.

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