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Bogus Basin Ski Patrol  332-5350

Safety Awareness Week January 19 - 27

Bogus Basin is a fun place and we ALWAYS take safety seriously.  National Safety Awareness Week is an industry-wide effort to remind skiers and boarders of all ages to share the mountain and the responsibility. Please familiarize yourself  with the following information and scroll to the bottom to find out what you should do if you or someone you are with is injured while skiing or snowboarding.

The Skier and Snowboarder Responsibility Code

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At Bogus Basin you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, snow skate (detachable lifts only) and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Metal edges are required on all devices. Snow bikes are ONLY allowed through the Recreational Unlimited program. 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.

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.


This is a partial list. .
Officially endorsed by: NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION. 

Freestyle with 'Smart Style' 

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Freestyle Terrain is becoming more popular at resorts and proper use is important. The National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards have developed the "Smart Style" Freestyle Terrain Safety initiative, a cooperative effort to continue the proper use and progression of freestyle terrain at mountain resorts, while also delivering a unified message that is clear, concise, and effective.

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
  • Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage and warnings.
  • Scope around the jumps first not over them.
  • Use your first run as a warm up run and to familiarize yourself with the terrain.
  • Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming and time of day.
  • Do not jump blindly and do use a spotter when necessary .
Easy Style It
  • Know your limits and 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 and in the air.
  • Do not attempt any features unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely.
  • Inverted aerials increase your risk of injury and are not allowed at Bogus Basin.
Respect Gets Respect
  • Respect the terrain and others.
  • One person on a feature at a time.
  • Wait your turn and call your start.
  • Always clear the landing area quickly.
  • Respect all signs and stay off closed terrain and features.

How to contact the Patrol when you're hurt

1. Avoid skiing or snowboarding alone.  If you are injured while alone do your best to alert another guest of your situation.
2. If someone is hurt, go to the top or bottom of any chairlift and ask the lift operator to contact Ski Patrol.  Calling 911 is NOT the fastest way to get medical help on the mountain.
3. If possible, do not leave the injured skier alone-ask someone else for help.
4. Don't duck the ropes-it's harder to get help quickly and will cost you if emergency services are needed to help in the back country out of bounds.
5. You never see an accident coming.  Bogus Basin season pass holders get Air St. Luke's annual memberships at a discount.