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Mountain Safety

Somerset Hospital Helmet Zone

Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Somerset Hospital have partnered to promote the use of helmets on the slopes by creating the Somerset Hospital Helmet Zone located in the Rental Center. In order to stay safe on the slopes and have a great snowsports experience, we recommend all skiers and riders wear a helmet when skiing or riding and to also ski or ride in a controlled and responsible manner by following Your Responsibility Code, developed by the National Ski Area Association.

Your Responsibility Code

  • – 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 knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
  • – For your safety, please remove backpacks before loading the chairlift as backpack can become caught in the chairs and chairlift components and can also limit your ability to sit fully in the chair, thus creating increased risk

Safety Tips on the Slopes

  • – Take a lesson – trained instructors can teach you more quickly and safely then learning on your own or from a friend.
  • – Share the slopes; enjoy a lifetime of skiing or snowboarding.
  • – Be “predictable” when skiing: Don’t suddenly swerve or stop.
  • – Go with the flow; pass others cautiously.
  • – Observe the areas posted as “Slow Zones” and slow down, regardless of your ability level.
  • – Fast or reckless skiing and snowboarding can result in injury to you or others and could result in the loss of your ski and snowboard ticket or season pass.
  • – Be courteous to others.
  • – End the day on a positive note. Stop skiing or snowboarding with the first signs of fatigue.
  • – Use caution when walking on steps, walkways and parking lots. Melting and freezing can cause surfaces to become slippery.
  • – A helmet is an important safety consideration. Use your head. Educate yourself about helmet use.
  • – Know the slope and trail ability designations.

Know Snow Program

Know the Snow! Get your ski group or club ready the right way and bring the Know Snow crew to your location. This high-energy, interactive presentation prepares middle and high school age kids for a great time on the mountain with tons of tips and tricks on how to stay warm, safe and active this winter. From proper winter attire and the importance of helmet use to the skier and snowboarder responsibility code and how to identify and contact mountain personnel, Know Snow will ensure your ski club is ready for a great winter.

We are available to present the program right at your school or here at Seven Springs.

For more information or to schedule your Know Snow program, please contact Lauren Dix at 800-452-2223, ext. 7102 or email Lauren.

Additional Mountain Safety

For the safety of our guests, the following items are prohibited from being used on any slope or trail at Seven Springs by anyone other than authorized personnel:

Drone Aircraft Policy

  • – For the safety of all guests, recreational drone use by any guest or member of the public, is prohibited on all Seven Springs Mountain Resort properties. Commercial use is also prohibited without approved credentails from our Communications Manager and Resort Safety Manager.

From November 1 through the end of Ski Season

  • – Snow bikes, Fat bikes, ski bikes, mountain bikes, snow scooters, snow skates, sleds, toboggans, snowmobiles, ATV’s, motor vehicles, cross country mountain biking and snowshoes.


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