Know the Code

Heads Up - Know the code... its your responsibility!

Your Responsibility Code. Wilmot Mountain is committed to promoting skier safety. In addition to people using traditional alpine ski equipment, you may be joined on the slopes by snowboarders, telemark skiers or cross-country skiers, skiers with disabilities, skiers with specialized equipment and others. Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it. Observe "Your Responsibility 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 downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill to yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings.
  7. Keep off closed trails out of closed areas.
  8. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride, unload safely.

Unmarked Obstacles. Be advised that poles and/or flags, fencing, signage and padding on equipment or objects or other forms of marking devices are used by the ski area to inform you of the presence or location of a potential obstacle or hazard. These markers are no guarantee of your safety and will not protect you from injury. It is part of your responsibility under Your Responsibility Code to avoid all obstacles or hazards, including those that are so marked.

Wisconsin Skier Safety Act. The Wisconsin legislature, recognizing risks that are inherent in the sport, has passed the Wisconsin Skier Safety Act which provides inherent risks of the sport and relative responsibilities of the “participant in an alpine sport” and the ski area.You must obey the Act. A summary of the inherent risks is listed below:

WARNING

Under Wisconsin law, each participant in an alpine sport assumes the risk of injury or death to person or injury to property resulting from the conditions and risks that are considered to be inherent in an alpine sport, has a number of duties that must be met while engaging in an alpine sport, and is subject to limitations on the ability to recover damages from a ski area operator for injuries or death to a person or to property. A complete copy of this law is available for review at the main site where tickets to this ski area are sold. Inherent risks of alpine sports include, but are not limited to, changing weather conditions; variation or steepness of terrain; snow or ice conditions; surface or subsurface conditions; bare spots; creeks; cliffs; bumps; moguls; forest growth or debris; rocks; stumps; and collision with ski area infrastructure or other skiers.


Trail Designations. Skiers should be advised that a green circle, blue square, single or double black diamond, or orange oval at Wilmot Mountain is not necessarily the same as a similar designation at other resorts. The system is a relative system, valid only at this area, and skiers should work their way up, beginning with the easiest trails no matter what their ability level may be, until they are familiar with the trails at the area.

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Electronic Devices. Wilmot Mountain discourages the use of electronic devices - cell phones, music players, or earphones - while skiing and snowboarding, or loading and unloading lifts.

Lift Safety. Under the law, you cannot board a lift unless you have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely negotiate and/or safely use such lift, or until you have asked for and received information sufficient to enable you to safely use the lift. You may not use a lift or any ski trail when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Snowcats and Snowmobiles. CAUTION - snowcats, snowmobiles and snowmaking activities and equipment may be encountered at any time.

Slow Zones. Certain areas (indicated on the map in yellow) are designated as SLOW ZONES. Please observe the posted slow areas by maintaining a speed no faster than the general flow of traffic. Space and speed are especially important in these areas. Fast and aggressive skiing will not be tolerated and may result in termination or skiing/riding privileges.

Helmet Use. Wilmot Mountain encourages our guests to wear a helmet. While helmets may mitigate or reduce the severity of some head injuries, their use does not guarantee safety and will not prevent all injuries. Wilmot Mountain reminds you that every winter sport participant shares responsibility for his or her own safety and for the safety of others using the ski area facilities.

Protect Your Skiing and Riding. Your ticket or pass is non-transferable and may not be resold or used by anyone other than the person to whom it was issued. Report lost or stolen passes to resort staff or law enforcement immediately. Resort staff may ask you to show your pass or ticket at any time. Failure to show a valid pass or ticket or engaging in fraudulent behavior of any kind may result in loss of resort privileges and/or criminal prosecution.

Aerial Drones. Recreational drone use by any guest or member of the public, for any reason, is not permitted on or over any Vail Resorts property.

Children's Ski School Helmet Policy. Children ages 12 and under must wear a winter sport protective helmet while participating in ski school. In addition, children over the age of 12 who participate in designated children's classes or programs must wear a helmet. Rental Helmets are available at our children's ski school locations for your convenience.

Sun Protection. We recommend Smith Optics eye protection and Supergoop! Broad Spectrum suncare products to ensure proper protections from UVA-aging rays and UVB-burning rays. Remember, sunscreen should be reapplied at least every 2 hours.

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