At the Loup, we consider it essential to conduct ourselves responsibly in order to stay safe and have fun on the mountain year in and year out. Follow these guidelines and we will all be doing our part.
- Always stay in control. You should be able to stop and avoid other people and objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- Never stop on or obstruct a trail.
- You should always be visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill and merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- Always use safety devices to prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
- You must have the knowledge and ability to safely load, ride, and unload prior to using any lift.
- Move out and away from the lift unloading area prior to gathering or strapping into your bindings.
- All on-mountain ski/snowboard equipment must meet the following standards: metal edge, p-tex base, ski brakes, and retention strap or leash.
- Abusive language, rude or criminal conduct, obscene clothing or appearance, and activities that endanger yourself and others won’t be tolerated.
*Officially endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association. Failure to comply with this responsibility code may result in the loss of skiing/snowboarding and service privileges.
Kids’ Mountain Safety
The best way to keep skiing and riding safe for children is to make sure they understand safety guidelines. Make learning fun, and demonstrate the importance of safe riding. These safety tips will get the conversation started
- Help your child memorize the “Responsibility Code.”
- Dress your child in layers so they can be comfortable in a variety of conditions, and prepare them for rapidly changing weather. Apply sun protection, and make sure your child always wears goggles or sunglasses.
- Keep the name and phone number of your accommodations, along with your cell phone number, in a secure pocket of your child’s coat or ski pants.
- Enroll your child in lessons to make sure they get started properly. Our instructors know how to teach kids proper techniques so they can progress faster and enjoy their time with you at Loup Loup.
“Lids on Kids”
Helmets make Loup Loup safer and more fun. Lids on Kids is a fun program that encourages the use of helmets on the mountain. Visit www.lidsonkids.org to discover how to find the best helmet for your child.
Terrain Park Responsibility Code
Look Before You Leap
- Observe all signage and warnings before getting into freestyle terrain.
- Familiarize yourself with each of the jumps before going over them.
- Start slow. Use your first run as a warm-up to familiarize yourself with the terrain.
- Be aware that features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming, and time of day.
- Do not jump blindly. 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 recommended.
Respect Gets Respect
- Respect the terrain and others. (Freestyle terrain is for everyone regardless of equipment or ability.)
- 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.