Canyons Skier/Rider Responsibility Code
Safety on the slopes is everyone's responsibility. Ski safely, not only for yourself, but for others as well. Know your responsibilities.
- Always stay in control and avoid excessive speed. You must be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right-of-way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
- Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- If you are involved in an accident or collision, you must exchange contact information with the other party.
- Always use proper devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
- Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
- You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload lifts.
- You may not ski or snowboard at The Canyons if you are impaired by drugs or alcohol.
First Aid/Ski Patrol
An on-site clinic is located in the base area. First aid facilities are available at the top of many lifts as indicated on the map. If you come across an accident, cross a pair of skis or place a snowboard in the snow uphill of the scene to warn other skiers and to help Ski Patrol locate the accident. Do not move the injured person unless absolutely necessary. Notify a patroller, have someone call for patrol or contact a lift attendant at the base of any lift and have them contact patrol. For Ski Patrol/Dispatch call (435) 615-3322.
Certain areas (indicated on the map in yellow) are designated as SLOW ZONES. Please observe the posted slow areas by maintaining a speed no faster than the general flow of traffic. Space and speed are especially important in these areas. Fast and aggressive skiing and riding will not be tolerated.
Notice of Inherent Risks and Assumption of Risks
Under Utah law, a skier/rider assumes the risk of any injury to person or property resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing/riding and may not recover from any ski area operator for any injury resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing, including: changing weather conditions; existing and changing snow conditions; bare spots, rocks, stumps, trees; collisions with natural objects, man-made objects, or other skiers/riders; variations in terrain; the failure of skiers/riders to ski/ride within their own abilities; cliffs, extreme terrain, jumps; and freestyle terrain. CAUTION: snowcats, snowmobiles and snowmaking may be encountered at any time.
Backcountry Skiing & Riding
Backcountry terrain is not part of the resort. You are leaving the resort when you go through the backcountry exit points. There are no ski patrol services and there are many hazards. Avalanches are common in the backcountry. Skiers/riders leaving Canyons’ boundaries do so at their own risk. Educate yourself before you go into the backcountry. Read posted signs and warnings about the backcountry before proceeding. Call the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center at (888) 999-4019 for further information about backcountry conditions.