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Safety Doesn't Happen by Accident

In fact, for skiers and riders being safe is a mix of deliberate actions and conscious behavior. A safe day on the slopes and trails shouldn’t be taken for granted, and we encourage you to take a few minutes before your next skiing adventure to familiarize yourself with how best to keep yourself - and your friends and family - safe while enjoying a day on the snow.

Start by knowing Your Responsibility Code which kicks off with the most important tenet of skiing: Always Stay in Control. All other aspects of the code are related to staying in control. There’s more to the code, which you can find on the Your Responsibility Code page.

There’s a lot more to safety on the slopes and trails than what’s included in the responsibility code, such as collision avoidance, wearing a helmet to protect your noggin, loading and unloading chairlifts safely, how to have fun in the terrain park, and if you like to skin uphill and “earn your turns,” how to do so in a way that doesn’t endanger you or others who are skiing down the mountain. You can find links to learn more about all of these safety protocols below.

Here’s to a safe and fun-filled ski season!

Follow the links below to learn about:

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Your Sunapee Basecamp

Discover Bluebird Sunapee, New Hampshire's year-round mountain and lake getaway

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Bretton Woods – #1 in NH, #2 in the East, #4 in the USA!

Discover SKI magazine’s #1 Grooming & Lifts in the East! Plus #1 in NH and Top 5 for Snow Quality, Family, Guest Services, Lodging & Dining.

Carlson's Lodge

Nestled between Cannon Mountain and Bretton Woods, Carlson's Lodge is the perfect spot for your winter getaway!

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Winter trains on Mount Washington!

Climb the highest peak in the Northeast by rail, with daily departures to The Cog’s newly expanded Waumbek Station!