Trail Signage

Trail Signage

All resorts use a standard signage system to indicate their easiest through hardest runs, although the signs may stay the same, the difficulty level may vary by resort as the run style is not standardized. Always check the resort maps and elevation before attempting a new run.

TRAIL EasiestEasiest

Commonly found on beginner runs, a green circle indicates the easiest way down the hill.

 

 

TRAIL More DifficultMore Difficult

Intermediate runs are marked with a blue square. These runs are a bit more challenging and may not be suitable for a beginner but usually safe for Novice and Intermediate skiers and snow sliders.

 

TRAIL Most DifficultMost Difficult

Advanced runs are marked with a black diamond pattern. These runs can be difficult to traverse and should not be attempted by beginner or Novice skiers. Always check with an experienced Snow slider before attempting if you are new to the sport.

 

TRAIL Expert OnlyExpert Only

Expert only runs are marked with a double black diamond. This indicates the resorts most difficult run/trail. These runs can include un-groomed, steep terrain, forested areas, natural hazards and many other unseen challenges.

 

TRAIL Freestyle TerrainFreestyle Terrain

Posted at top of Terrain Park or trail to alert sliders that there are freestyle objects present, a helmet is usually mandatory in these areas and in some cases a special pass may be required to use the park.

 

TRAIL ClosedTrail Closed

A closed trail sign is particularly important to pay attention to; there can be natural or man-made dangers, insufficient snow coverage or even equipment on the hill. All of these can damage your equipment and even hurt you. Skiing or boarding on a closed trail can even cost you your lift ticket.

 

 

TRAIL SlowSlow

These signs are posted to warn of slow areas, often they indicate a merging of runs or approaching a lift or beginner area.

 

 

 

Ski PatrolSki Patrol

These signs show where medical aid is available.

 

 

LIFT SwingDo Not Bounce or Swing Chairs

This sign means exactly what it says DO NOT BOUNCE OR SWING the chair. These actions are very dangerous to everyone on the lift and can cause injury to riders and the lift to fail. Sit balanced and calmly on all chair lifts.

 

LIFT Ski TipsKeep Ski Tips Up

Usually seen at the unloading ramp of the lift, keeping your tips up prevents skis getting caught on the back side of the unloading ramp.

 

 

 

LIFT LowerLower Restraining Bar

Seen before the first chairlift tower to remind riders to lower the bar, lowering the safety bar greatly reduces the risk of falling from the chair.

 

 

 

LIFT RaiseRaise Restraining Bar

Indicates the correct place to raise the bar safely. The location allows sufficient time to raise the bar prior to unloading.

 

 

 

LIFT StrapsRemove Pole Straps Until Unloaded

Posted at the lift line to remind riders to remove the pole straps, riding a lift with straps on wrists can lead to injury.

 

 

 

 

LIFT DoubleDouble Chair Lift

This lift seats a maximum of 2 riders at a time.

 

 

LIFT TripleTriple Chair Lift

This lift seats a maximum of 3 riders.

 

 

LIFT QuadQuad Chair Lift

This lift seats a maximum of 4 riders.

 

 

LIFT Six PersonSix Person Lift

This lift seats a maximum of 6 people.

 

 

LIFT FallClear Track Immediately If You Fall

 

 

 

 

 

LIFT TbarDo Not Straddle T Bar

 

 

 

 

 

LIFT PathStay In Tow-Path

Ride in the designated track path. Skiing outside track can cause injury and equipment damage.

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