At Sugarloaf slope safety is a priority. We encourage our guests to learn about our safety programs and help educate their fellow skiers and riders. Below you'll find information on some of the slope safety initiatives we have in place at the resort.
Go with the Flow
Sugarloaf's Go With The Flow program promotes the use of sound, personal judgment regarding speed and control when skiing and riding. Because 'fast' skiing may mean different things to different people, Go With The Flow reminds skiers and riders to be courteous and follow the pace of those around them. In addition to Ski Patrol and Mountain Ambassador support, you will see green Go With The Flow banners at key areas on the mountain and lift area signs outlining the program.
Go With The Flow focuses on three key messages:
- Be Aware - Pay attention to your surroundings.
- Respect Slow Zones - Slow down at orange signs and trail junctions.
- Follow The Pace - Faster than those around you is too fast.
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. 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 on-hill experience.
- 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.
This is a partial list. Be safety conscious. Officially endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association