As members of the National Ski Area Association, and as a multidisciplinary facility with a range of athletes participating in a variety of snow sports, and as operators of a Cross Country Ski Center and racing venue, the Auburn Ski Club Training Center is a strong advocate of safety on the slopes, and on our cross country trails and Biathlon ranges.
We encourage our program athletes, parents, citizen racers and public users of our facilities to learn about their responsibilities when participating in the snow sports of Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Nordic skiing/racing and Biathlon.
There are several NSAA safety campaigns we endorse and encourage you to adopt!
Like NSAA, ASC Training Center views using and riding chair lifts in a responsible manner as one of the primary safety considerations 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 from helmet to chair lift.
Terrain Park Safety
Smart Style is a Terrain Park Safety initiative. It’s a cooperative effort with the help of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) that emphasizes the proper use of terrain parks while delivering a unified message.
START SMALL – Work your way up. Build your skills.
MAKE A PLAN – Every feature. Every time.
ALWAYS LOOK – Before you drop.
RESPECT – The features and other users.
TAKE IT EASY – Know your limits. Land on your feet.
We join NSAA in promoting the use of helmets on the slopes. We urge skiers and riders to wear a helmet – but to ski or ride as if they are not wearing a helmet. We believe, like NSAA does, that skiing and snowboarding in a controlled and responsible manner – not helmets only – is 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.
Skier’s Responsibility Code
KNOW THE CODE: IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!
-Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
-People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
-You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
-Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
-Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
-Observe all posted signs and warnings.
-Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
-Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
Cross Country Skier Safety Code
Biathletes as ASC Training Center engage in strict safety training prior to being certified to use the Biathlon range. Novice Biathletes of all ages are required to attend an Introduction to Biathlon clinic, which is focused on gun and range safety procedures.
Additional Safety Resources: