Resort Snowboarding Rules

Common Rules for Snowboarders at Resorts

Snowboarding is a great sport to exercise the body and mind on a personal level. It is geared towards discipline within the individual; However, the resorts and slopes are a place of many people looking to have a great time. There are rules that snowboarders and resorts have made in order to keep each one of their riders safe. Here is a list of rules that each snowboarder should follow at all times. Most of these rules are common sense, but be sure to exercise them.

* Make sure to check your blind spots and rear at all times especially when merging onto other trails. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.

* If a slower rider is in front, it is your responsibility to move out of their way. Always be prepared for any sudden turns or falls by the slower rider.

* Use a leash and any other supporting gear so that your board and any other gear does not fall down the slope becoming a potential hazard for riders further down the slope.

* Use the ski lifts with caution and follow all rules set by the resort.

* Become familiar with basic moves of snowboarding before hitting the more difficult hills. This will avoid injury to yourself and others.

* Always stay within your limits. Make sure you have the ability to stop or avoid another rider on the hill if necessary.

* Follow all signs and never go on a trail that is closed. This could be potentially dangerous.

* Avoid accidents at all costs, however if you happen to be in one stay at the scene until everything is clear. Be cooperative and kind to the resort and first aid employees.

* Never sit or rest in an area with a lot of traffic. Always remain to the sides of the slopes, so that no one will injury you.

* Before heading out on any slope, know the weather report for the area. Never head out if conditions could become hazardous.

* Always ride with a friend when going off-piste. Do not lose contact with the people in your party.

* Be courteous to all boarders and skiers around you.

It is important to follow these guidelines when heading out to the slopes. Big resorts can become very busy during peak times, so just a few people not following these rules can cause problems. The most important rule is to have fun and be safe.