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Skier 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.

Seven Points to Your Responsibility Code

  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.


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Ski Resorts are off to a great start!    Snowshoe, Cataloochee,  Sugar, Beech, Appalachian are all up and running and making snow as we  speak.    Winterplace, Wolf , Massanutten will soon be open.

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It won't be long! Ski Season is just around the corner. Great time to book your group ski trip! From Winterplace WV to Beech Mtn NC .

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Happy Halloween everyone.    Just a short time and the slopes will be open ( Snowshoe, NOV 23rd)    Now is a great time to contact one of our adventure specialist to get expert advice and free candy!  

We still have a few great options for the Holiday dates ( Christmas  DEC 27-30,  DEC 28-31  New Years JAN 1-3, JAN 1-4,  MLK  JAN 13-16  and PRESIDENTS Holiday weekend FEB 17-20 )

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Where will you be skiing this winter? Snowshoe, Winterplace, Canaan Valley, Beech Mountain, Wolf Ridge? ONE call = LOTS of info!

Where will you take your group skiing this year?   West Virginia, North Carolina,  Virginia, Maryland, Colorado?  

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What Do the Signs Mean?


Circles, squares and diamonds designate the degree of difficulty of slopes and trails at a ski resort. True beginners should stick with circles. You will have WAY more fun if you progress incrementally. More experienced skiers and snowboarders should also pay attention to designations.

Here is a quick explanation on how the trail signs are determined.


In general, approximately 25 percent of the trails are designated green, about 50 percent are blue, and about 25 percent are black. If a mountain is steep all over, the green-circle trails can be a challenge for novices. They are the easiest trails at that resort, but they may be tough for someone who is learning. (Image via Mountain High)

A few resorts use the symbols in combination to show even more degrees of difficulty. Here is an example:


Some resorts use additional designations: a green circle, blue square, black diamond inside a blue square, black diamond and double black diamond.


The designation for half pipes and freestyle terrain parks looks like this:

 Pick up a trail map at the ticket window to find out right away how trails are ranked. Signage on each trail also will include the designation. Trying the easiest slopes first gives you a good feel for how trails are ranked. Especially for beginners, easiest designations offer a chance to warm up and determine the relative degree of difficulty at that area.