resort etiquette: your guide to maintaining a safe & cooperative recreation space
Written by Lynn Kennen of The Mountain Guides
MANY PEOPLE HEAD OUT for the first runs of the year thinking, “Do I remember how to do this?” Many people head out for the first runs of the year thinking, “Do I remember how to do this?” Surprisingly enough, you always will. Skiing is like riding a bike: once you learn, you’ll never forget that feeling of the wind in your hair and your skis sliding on snow. It just comes natural over time to pressure, tip, edge, and steer your skis which creates the corners of your mouth to lift up and your eyes to open a little wider with joy and happiness. But although you’ll never forget how to ski, let alone the unparalleled feeling of skiing, sometimes we do forget resort etiquette and how to cooperatively navigate and behave in our shared recreation spaces.
It’s easy to overlook because there are so many things to keep straight, especially on our first day back, that we lose sight of what we are doing out on the slope. Ultimately, it’s just skiing, and yes, it’s supposed to be fun, but here are a few tips on how to manage your behavior so that everyone can have a safe and fun experience.