Mountain Safety

three patrollers unloading Harry's Dream lift

 

 

Remember, Safety Begins With You! Always ski and snowboard within your ability and be aware of the people around you. To find out more about staying safe on the mountain, look at any of the topics below:

 

Boundary Policy


Beaver Mountain Ski Area operates on State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (or SITLA) property that is administered through a lease between both parties.  The majority of the ski area boundary borders National Forest Service property.  Any areas outside of the ski area boundary is considered BACKCOUNTRY!  Beaver Mountain does not restrict travel outside of the resort boundary.  If you do choose to leave the boundaries of the ski area you must understand that this backcountry area is not patrolled or maintained by Beaver Mountain Ski Area.  Natural and human triggered avalanches are possible. You may encounter many hazards including avalanche slopes, cliffs, gullies, streambeds and thick forests.  Enter at your own risk.  You assume all responsibility for proceeding beyond this point.  The Logan area avalanche advisory can be found here.

There is a backcountry access gate just south (skiers right) of the top of Harry's Dream lift.  For a look at the trail map and mountain boundaries go here.  The ski area boundary is the dashed yellow line.

 

National Ski Patrol

The Beaver Mountain Ski Patrol staff is an affiliate of the National Ski Patrol System.  They are committed to providing quality customer service and first aid to our guests.  Ski Patrol aid stations are located adjacent to the base of the Harry's Dream lift,  top of Harry's Dream lift and the top of Marge's Triple.  Any Beaver Mountain employee can also contact Ski Patrol for you if you require assistance or have witnessed an accident.

 

Responsibility Code 

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you might see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country or other specialized equipment such as that used by the disabled. 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 skiing experience.

  1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting down hill or merging into a trail, look up hill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices that help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Know the code.  It's your responsibilty.

 

Lids on  Kids

We urge skiers and riders to wear a helmet – but to ski or ride as if they are not wearing a helmet. NSAA advocates skiing and snowboarding in a controlled and responsible manner as the primary safety consideration for all skiers and boarders. A skier’s behavior has as much or more to do with the safety of the sport as does any piece of equipment. In 2002, Lids on Kids debuted as a resource for consumers to learn about helmet use in skiing and snowboarding. This site contains FAQs about helmet use, fit and sizing information, general slope safety information, related articles and games, and testimonials about helmet use from well-known athletes, including US Ski Team members. The site has received nearly 2 million hits since it was created. The tagline, “A Helmet-It’s a Smart Idea,” is printed on posters and promotional cards at resorts nationwide. For more information, visit the Lids On Kids web page: www.lidsonkids.org.

 

Kids on Lifts

Using a chairlift or gondola while skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, or even just sightseeing, is an exceptionally safe and secure mode of transportation. Nonetheless incidents and accidents can happen – especially when people are unaware of loading, riding and unloading procedures. Educate your children about loading, riding and unloading lifts. Be sure to emphasize courteous behavior and utilize these Tips for Responsible Lift Use to get your points across. Slope safety and personal responsibility should be discussed prior to hitting the slopes or using a lift.

 

Keep in mind, when your child loads a lift chair without you, they may not always be riding with another adult. Remember, it’s your responsibility to know how to use and ride the lift safely as well as your child’s. Having the knowledge and dexterity to use the lift properly will ensure fun for everyone.

For more information, please visit kidsonlifts.org.

 

Smartstyle Terrain Park Safety

The National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards would like to welcome you to the “Smart Style” Terrain Park Safety initiative. The Smart Style video along with TerrainParkSafety.org work together to emphasize the importance of safety in terrain parks across the country.

 

Please visit www.TerrainParkSafety.org for a comprehensive look at the Smart Style program.

Know the code! It’s your responsibility.

 

 

Uphill Travel Policy

 

Across the country, increasing uphill traffic within ski area boundaries has driven the implementation of uphill policies. While uphill travel within ski area boundaries may seem innocuous, it poses significant safety risks and concerns for uphill and downhill recreationalists, ski area operations and ski area staff. For this reason, uphill travel is not permitted in any fashion at many ski areas.   Beaver Mountain's policy reflects our commitment to seek a balance between mitigating safety concerns of uphill travel as a recreational use within the downhill ski area.

 

       -Mountain Policy pre and post operating season. 

 


All uphill travel participants prior to the opening of the ski area assume all responsibility for their safety.  Their is no ski patrol or mountain operations on the mountain at this point.  The ski area shoud be considered "Backcountry terrain".  Participants should be aware there may be resort personnel on the mountain in the form of grooming machines, snowmobiles and ski patrol and resort employees working on the mountain.  Motorized travel is not permitted on the mountain prior to the mountain opening in the fall.

 

      

 

       -Mountain Policy before or after operating hours during the season

 


Participants are welcome to travel uphill before or after the lifts begin operating for the day.  The same hazards exist as listed above and all participants assume all responsibility for their safety.  If uphill participants are on the mountain after 9:00 a.m. they must descend at this time unless they are travelling the designated route listed below.

 

       -Mountain Policy during ski lift operating hours

 


Anyone travelling uphill between the hours of 9:00a.m.-4:30pm must do so on the designated route.  The designated route up the mountain is as follows:  Out of the base area ascend the Rock Garden to the junction with The Stump.  Continue up The Stump to the top of the Face Lift.  From the top of the Face Lift contue up D-Street to the top of Harry's Dream lift.

 

       -Rules for uphill traffic

 

 

 

  • Always stay in the middle of the run.
  • Never stop where you are not visible from above and below.
  • Dogs must be leashed in the base area
  • Dogs are not allowed on the mountain during operating hours
  • Treat the mountain as "Backcountry Terrain".

 

 

 

 

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