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First-Timers - Welcome to the Sport

Here are some points for you to consider before you slip on those boots:

  • Take a lesson from a professional instructor . Bogus Basin's award-winning instructors are not only expert skiers and riders, they are also experts in the art of teaching others to ski and snowboard. Our instructors will get you headed in the right direction and allow you to progress at a faster rate.
  • Familiarize yourself with your equipment. Practice getting in and out of your skis or snowboard. If you have purchased your gear, write down the serial number of your equipment. As an added precaution against theft, some skiers and riders even take photos of their equipment.
  • Staying warm, dry and comfortable will make your skiing or snowboarding experience much more enjoyable.  Get educated on how to dress for winter recreation and Stay Warm & Dry.
  • Arrive at your lesson early. This will give you a little time to get to know your instructor. Make sure you are dressed warmly, in layers, with water and wind resistant outerwear. Be well rested, well hydrated, and come with plenty of questions and a good attitude!

First Timers should check out Bogus Basin's award-winning Passport package.
The Passport is for beginner skiers or snowboarders and includes four lessons, rentals, and lift tickets.  Upon completion, participants will receive 2009-2010 season pass. 


Your Responsibility Code
Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  • Always ski or ride in control, be able to stop or avoid other people or objects
  • Downhill skier and riders have the right of way, avoid people ahead of you
  • Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above
  • When starting downhill, or merging into another trail, look uphill and yield to others
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings, ans stay out of closed areas
  • Before riding chairlifts, make sure you are aware of how to load, ride, and unload safely