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Safety

Seven Springs is committed to promoting slope safety. Share the slopes and be courteous to others. Be aware that there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe Your Responsibility Code and share it with others on the slopes for a great snowsports experience!

Your Responsibility Code

Safety Tips on the Slopes

Lift Safety

Be advised that you cannot board a lift unless you have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to negotiate or to use such lift safely, or until you have asked for and received information sufficient to enable you to load, ride and unload the lift safely. You may not use a lift or any slope or trail when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Helmet Zone

Seven Springs Mountain Resort promotes the use of helmets on the slopes by creating the 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 snowboarders wear a helmet when on the slopes and to also ski or snowboard in a controlled and responsible manner by following Your Responsibility Code, developed by the National Ski Area Association.

Smart Style – Park Smart

Freestyle Terrain Areas are marked with an orange oval and may contain jump, boxes, rails, stalls, half-pipes, quarter-pipes and other constructed or naturally occurring features. Prior to using Freestyle Terrain, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself and obeying all instructions, warnings and signs.

Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground and in the air. Use of Freestyle Terrain exposes you to the risk of serious injury or death. Inverted aerials are not recommended. You assume the risk!

Freestyle Terrain has designations for size. Start small and work your way up.

Start Small

  • If you are just getting into the park for the first time, or first time that day, start with small features and work your way up. If you aren’t sure about how to use a feature, build your skills first.
  • When starting out, look for small progression parks and features and then work your way up to medium or large parks and features. Freestyle Terrain comes in different sizes so make sure and start small and work your way up before going into larger parks.

Make A Plan

  • Every time you use freestyle terrain have a plan for each feature you are going to use.
  • Remember, your speed, approach and take-off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.(ATML)
    • (A) The approach zone is for setting your speed and stance.
    • (T) The Take-off zone is for making moves that start your trick.
    • (M) The Maneuver zone is for controlling your style.
    • (L) The Landing Zone is for getting straight and riding away clean.

Always Look

  • Before you drop. Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage and warnings.
  • Use your first run as a warm run and to familiarize yourself with the park layout and features.
  • Remember that the features change constantly due to weather, usage and time of day so it is important to continue to inspect features through out the day.

Respect

  • The features and other users.
  • One person on a feature at a time.
  • Wait your turn and call your drop-in.
  • Always clear the landing area quickly.
  • Respect all signs and stay off closed features.
  • Remember that respect is important both in the park, and on the rest of the resort. So be smart when you are heading down the mountain or to the lift and save your best tricks for the park.

Take It Easy

  • Know your limits. Land on your feet.
  • Ride within your ability and consider taking a lesson if you want to build your knowledge, skills, and bag of tricks.
  • Stay in control both on the ground and in the air.
  • Remember you can control how big or small you take the feature by varying speed and take off.
  • Inverted aerials increase the chance of serious injury and are not recommended.

Snowducation

Get your ski group or club ready the right way and bring the Snowducation 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, Snowducation 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 Snowducation, please contact Jen Emerick at 800-452-2223, ext. 7599 or email Jen.

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:

  • Out of safety concerns for our guests, employees and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Seven Springs Mountain Resort (Seven Springs) prohibits the operation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones without the written authorization from Seven Springs. This prohibition includes drones used for any purpose whatsoever, whether filming or videotaping or commercial or personal purposes or by media.
  • This prohibition extends to any drone launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort but flying within Resort boundaries and/or above Resort facilities, both anywhere on the mountain or around the resort base area.
  • If drone use is authorized by the Resort for any event, such use must be in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations - The FAA Summary of Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107).

Download the Drone Policy

  • 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.
  • Pets are not permitted on the slopes or on chairlifts.