Responsibility Code

Know The Code: It's Your Responsibility!


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  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.

Special Note: Ralph's Run and Conifer Connection are designated as "Family Trails." This means these are slow skiing trails. The Wachusett Ski Patrol has a zero tolerance policy on these trails. If you are caught skiing or riding too fast or above your ability, your pass will be suspended for one week.


Smart Style

  1. MAKE A PLAN: Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
  2. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP: Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
  3. EASY STYLE IT: Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).
  4. RESPECT GETS RESPECT: From the lift line through the park.