Safety & Risk Awareness at Glen Eden

Escarpment and snow

As with any sport, there are elements of risk. Common sense and personal awareness can help reduce potential injury to you and/or others. Regardless of how you decide to use the slopes, always show courtesy to others. Please adhere to the code listed below for a safe outdoor experience.

Please take the time to read the Alpine Responsibility Code. Note: these signs are located at every lift and different areas of the ski resort.

Exclusion of Liability – Assumption of Risk

The use of ski area premises and facilities and participation in activities at ski areas involves various risks, dangers, and hazards. It is a condition of your use of the premises and facilities and your participation in these activities that you assume all risk of personal injury, death, or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever, including negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any duty of care on the part of the ski area operator. Your legal responsibility as a user of the ski area premises and facilities or participant in activities at the ski area is explained in the following notice, which you will see posted at the ski area.

Skiing and Snowboarding
Skiing, and snowboarding, involves various risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to the following:

  • boarding, riding, and disembarking ski lifts;
  • changing weather conditions;
  • avalanches;
  • exposed rock, earth, ice, and other natural objects;
  • trees, tree wells, tree stumps and forest deadfall;
  • the condition of snow or ice on or beneath the surface;
  • variations in the terrain which may create blind spots or areas of reduced visibility;
  • variations in the surface or sub-surface, including changes due to man-made or artificial snow;
  • variable and difficult conditions;
  • streams, creeks, and exposed holes in the snowpack above streams or creeks;
  • cliffs; crevasses;
  • snowcat roads, road-banks or cut-banks;
  • collision with lift towers, fences, snow making equipment, snow grooming equipment, snowcats, snowmobiles or other vehicles, equipment or structures;
  • encounters with domestic and wild animals including dogs and bears;
  • collision with other persons;
  • loss of balance or control; slips, trips and falls;
  • accidents during snow school lessons;
  • negligent first aid;
  • failure to act safely or within one’s own ability or to stay within designated areas;
  • negligence of other persons;
  • and NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE OPERATOR and its directors, officers, employees, instructors, agents, representatives, volunteers, independent contractors, subcontractors, sponsors, successors, and assigns.

Lift Safety

CONVEYOR SAFETY

  • Always ask attendant if unfamiliar with the lift.
  • Remain standing while on the conveyor.
  • No loose clothing or scarves.
  • If a fall occurs, clear track area.

CHAIR LIFT SAFETY

  • Always ask attendant if unfamiliar with the lift.
  • Backpacks must be removed before loading.
  • No loose clothing or scarves.
  • Make sure to lower restraining bar once seated.
  • Wait to lift bar once you see signage to do so when approaching the summit.

Park Safety & Etiquette

IF YOU ARE AN INEXPERIENCED RIDER TO THE TERRAIN PARK SETTING, START SMALL AND PROGRESS WITHIN YOUR ABILITY. SPEAK WITH TERRAIN PARK STAFF FOR TIPS AND TRICKS.

  • https://youtu.be/V1JgQXjEo90Be courteous and mindful of others.
  • Pick your line.
  • Call out your drops.
  • Don’t sit or stop on knuckles, blind spots or landings.
  • Make sure to clear landing area’s as quickly and safely as possible.
  • Use features for their intended use.
  • Review this park etiquette video before entering the Terrain Park.

Onhill Terrain & Signage

The runs are marked with signage that indicates the difficulty:

Green Circle is Novice, the easiest run down for beginners
Blue Square is Intermediate to Advanced
Black Diamond is Advanced
Double Black Diamond is Advanced to Expert
Freestyle Terrain indicates a change in terrain and features

Advance to more difficult runs when the ability is suitable.

Stay within the boundaries of marked runs.

There are Freestyle Terrain features that may be encountered throughout the area. These are made up of manmade and natural terrain variations. Some areas will require helmet use. Features will be appropriately marked.

SKI AREA PREMISES

Ski areas have constantly changing conditions that need to be addressed daily. These measures can be done with many materials and tools.

Signage addressing merging zones, slow areas where speed should be reduced, and ski area boundaries.

Marking with bamboo, flagging, and fencing to mark direction or closed areas.

Glen Eden Regulations

  1. LIFT TICKETS REQUIRED
    A Glen Eden lift ticket is required when riding the slopes at Glen Eden. Patrons are not permitted to walk on the slopes without participating in either skiing or snowboarding and bearing a lift ticket or season pass. Although you may want to walk the slopes to help your children learn to ski or board, your safety and the safety of others is our ultimate concern. If you would like to assist your children in learning, we recommend enrolling them in a private lesson or in a 4-week or 8-week lesson program.
  2. NO TOBOGGANING
    Tobogganing is prohibited on any Glen Eden / Kelso Conservation Area property.
  3. NO ALCOHOL
    The possession of alcohol is prohibited within the park.
  4. NO ICE FISHING
    Ice fishing is prohibited on Kelso Lake. During the winter season water is taken from the Lake and used for snowmaking. As a result ice on the edging of the Lake can at times become unstable.
  5. TICKET REMOVAL POLICY
    The Alpine Responsibility Code consists of 10 points that when adhered to, creates a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone. Please take the time to review the Alpine Responsibility Code displayed above. As part of our Safety Education Program, members of the Ski Patrol have been authorized to remove the Lift Ticket or Season Pass from anyone who fails to adhere to the Alpine Responsibility Code after being warned to do so. The Ski Patrol has also been authorized to remove a Lift Ticket or Season Pass without warning for the misuse of any Lift or Elevating Device, tampering with any Safety Equipment, any abusive conduct and the consumption of Alcohol or Illegal Drugs.