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Wisconsin Ski Safety & Security

In accordance with Wisconsin State Law (Wisconsin Skier Safety Act, Chapter 167.33), individuals engaged in skiing or sledding have the duty to do the following:

  • Obey all posted warning signs
  • Keep off of closed trailed and out of closed areas
  • Know the range of his or her ability and engage in activity within that ability
  • Assess the difficulty of trails and terrains that are open to skiing or sledding
  • Maintain control of his or her speed and direction
  • Comply with any posted limits that are imposed on the number of passengers or on the amount of weight of the sled or other sledding device while it is being ridden
  • Be able to stop or avoid other individuals or objects
  • Yield to other individuals engaged in skiing or sledding who are ahead or who are down the slope
  • Not stop at a point that will result in the individual obstructing a trail or not being visible from above
  • Yield to other individuals engaged in skiing or sledding who are uphill when starting downhill or when merging onto a trail
  • Be able to safely board, ride, and deboard any lift serving an area open to skiing or sledding
  • Board and deboard a lift only at designated sites
  • If involved in a collision with another participant in an alpine sport that results in injury or death, not leave the vicinity of the collision before giving his or her name and current address to an employee of the ski area operator or a member of the ski patrol, except for the purpose of securing aid for a person injured in the collision. A person who leaves the scene of the collision for the purpose of securing aid shall give his or her name and current address after securing the aid



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Additional Safety Tips

Learn more about important safety tips to keep in mind when you're hitting the slopes.