Help Improve Ski Resort Safety

Make Your Ski Areas Safer

Take a moment to read What​ ​You​ ​Can​ ​Do​ ​To​ ​Help​ ​Improve​ ​Ski​ ​Resort​ ​Safety. Write​ ​to,​ ​call​ ​or​ ​meet​ ​with​ ​resort​ ​managers​ ​ ​at​ ​the​ ​resorts​ ​you​ ​patronize. Tell​ ​them: Your​ ​family's​ ​safety​ ​is​ ​an​ ​important​ ​consideration​ ​in​ ​your​ ​choice​ ​of​ ​resorts Safety​ ​is​ ​a​ ​responsibility​ ​shared​ ​by​ ​the​ ​resort​ ​and​ ​its​ ​patrons--the​ ​resort’s design,​ ​operation​ ​and​ ​use​ ​of​ ​standardized​ ​accident​ ​prevention​ ​/​ ​injury reduction​ ​methods​ ​and​ ​materials​ ​have​ ​a​ ​substantial​ ​impact​ ​on​ ​your​ ​safety. Their​ ​documented​ ​safety​ ​practices​ ​and​ ​fatality​ ​/​ ​serious​ ​injury​ ​statistics​ ​should be​ ​fully​ ​available​ ​to​ ​patrons​ ​to​ ​consider​ ​safety​ ​in​ ​their​ ​choice​ ​of​ ​resorts. Review​ ​resort​ ​grades​ ​on​ ​the​ ​California​ ​Ski​ ​Area​ ​Family​ ​Safety​ ​Report​ ​Card​ ​and ask​ ​the​ ​resort​ ​what​ ​it​ ​is​ ​doing​ ​to​ ​address​ ​the​ ​deficiencies​ ​documented​ ​in​ ​the 2016​ ​Mountain​ ​Resort​ ​Safety​ ​Survey. Ask​ ​to​ ​see​ ​their​ ​Safety​ ​Plan.​ ​ ​Tell​ ​them​ ​it​ ​should​ ​be​ ​posted​ ​on​ ​their​ ​website​ ​and readily​ ​available​ ​to​ ​patrons​ ​and​ ​the​ ​public​ ​on​ ​request.* Confirm​ ​resort​ ​compliance​ ​with​ ​each​ ​of​ ​the​ ​16​ ​provisions​ ​of​ ​the Resort​ ​Safety​ ​Responsibility​ ​Code​ ​and​ ​if​ ​not,​ ​why​ ​not. Report​ ​to​ ​the​ ​resort​ ​management​ ​any​ ​safety​ ​issues​ ​or​ ​concerns​ ​you​ ​have​ ​and request​ ​a​ ​written​ ​response. Visit,​ ​call​ ​or​ ​write​ ​the​ ​governor,​ ​your​ ​assemblyperson​ ​and​ ​senator.​ ​ ​Tell​ ​them you​ ​want​ ​public​ ​policy​ ​that:​ ​(1)​ ​better​ ​balances​ ​public​ ​safety​ ​with​ ​legal​ ​liability protection​ ​for​ ​the​ ​resorts;​ ​(2)​ ​makes​ ​resort​ ​specific​ ​safety​ ​information​ ​and statistics​ ​available​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​for​ ​consideration​ ​in​ ​their​ ​choice​ ​of​ ​resorts. Spread​ ​the​ ​Word:​ ​Safety​ ​is​ ​not​ ​by​ ​accident!