Snowboarding and skiing have some unwritten rules for making the sport more fun for everybody. We think they're common sense, but sometimes it's worth spelling them out so we can all get the most from our time on the slope.
They are there for ALL slope users safety. They're not just there to spoil your fun.
We all have to start at some point, give beginners room to pick up the skills. Snowboarders and skiers take different lines down the slope and have different blind spots. The down slope rider always has right of way.
Always stop at the side or bottom of the slope. No-one likes being clobbered from behind.
If you can't, then you are endangering yourself and others. Ask us about a lesson, you'll progress a lot quicker.
Help people who have fallen or who are injured. Make sure other slope users know if they may be hidden from view up slope.
Freestyle snowboarding and skiing includes the use of various park features, including boxes, rails and ramps. These "hits" are provided for your enjoyment and offer a challenging chance to progress your riding. However, use of this slope's freestyle hits, like skiing and snowboarding generally, expose you to the risk of serious injury. These guidelines are intended to reduce this risk to you and other slope users.
Helmets can save your life. Back protectors can prevent permanent injury. Impact shorts and wrist guards can prevent weeks away from the slopes due to injuries.
Grab, grind, tweak and spin within your ability and progress when you're ready. Ask more experienced riders for help if you're struggling or jump on our freestyle coaching sessions.
Surely you've heard the phrase "manners cost nothing". Let people know when you're "dropping in" so you get the hit to yourself.
Check the speed of the slope, the size of a hit and its landing zone. Make sure the previous rider has cleared the landing zone.
Pretty obvious really. If you fall, try to clear the landing zone as soon as possible, especially if it is blind from up slope.
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