Please thoroughly read all mountan safety guidlines as they pertain to any and all trails on our mountain. Tree Skiing is exciting and tons of fun but must be done cautiously and within your skiing ability. Ski Patrol do not regularily patrol gladed trails. Glade trails are not inspected in the morning or at the end of the ski day. Please check the daily Snow Report as to the open or closed status of the glades. It is good practise to carry a cell phone when skiing glades in case of emergency.
Safety Tips for Tree Skiing
- Three in the trees
Ride with friends when entering the trees. Remember there is safety in numbers.
- Keep you eyes peeled
There are numerous unmarked hazards that exist within tree skiing. Watch for stumps, branches, rocks, creek beds, and even wildlife.
- Leave no man behind
Make a plan to meet after tree runs. A rallying point is a good chance for a quick head count and to see if everyone is acounted for.
- Look before you leap
Rather than riding blindly into uncharted territory, scope your runs from above. Check your surroundings and exit points, and choose appropriately according to your abilities.
- Beware the darkness
For obvious reasons no one should ever ride the trees after dark. Night time hazards may include a drastic loss of visibility, increased risk of wildlife, and potential for tree troll encounters.