At Lookout Pass you will see people using alpine ski, snowboard, telemark, and other specialized equipment, such as "sit skis" used by adaptive skiers. Regardless of how you enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.
We strongly recommend wearing a helmet while skiing and snowboarding at Lookout. However, helmets are only one component for your safety. Observe the responsibility code listed below and share with other skiers and boarder the code for a great skiing experience.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE --- KNOW THE CODE. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
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.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ENCOUNTER AN ACCIDENT
If you see someone that’s fallen and want to help, first secure the area by crossing skis or planting a snowboard uphill from the person. If the person happens to be just past a roll in the slope or terrain park, do this on the top of the roll so that no one accidentally skis or rides into the scene. If you are not able to place a ski or snowboard as a warning, stand above the person and wave your arms to warn other skiers and riders away from the accident area until you can send for help.
Once the area is secure and there is someone to stay with the accident individual you need to notify the ski patrol as soon as possible. If the accident individual is on a run and attended you can immediately proceed to the bottom of the hill and inform a lift operator. If there is a long line you can yell "Need Patrol" and you will have a operator come to you and radio patrol. You will need to know where the accident has taken place so be as precise as you can in describing the trail name and location. Patrol will first send out a patroller to confirm the location, provide initial first aid and call for any additional patrollers and equipment deemed necessary. The Lookout patrol also has it's Aid room in the building south of Rentals at the base and our Top Shack on the mountain summit where we can be contacted.
If you ever have questions, The Lookout Pass Ski Patrol is happy to help! You can stop by our two manned locations stated above.