Mountain Safety

The Dartmouth Skiway takes the safety of our guests and staff very seriously. All skiers and riders are responsible for skiing and riding responsibly and must follow the ‘Skier’s Responsibility Code’ below.

Your Responsibility Code

Common Sense: it’s one of the most important things to keep in mind and practice when on the slopes. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) believes education, helmet use, respect, and common sense are very important when cruising down the mountain. NSAA developed Your Responsibility Code to help skiers and boarders be aware that there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

  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 and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all 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.

Dartmouth Skiway highly recommends the use of an approved snowsports helmet for all skier and riders. We have helmets available for daily rental and for purchase.

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National Ski Areas Association “Know the Code”