Yes, it matters and this has been pointed out but I will do so one more time. Every ski area has different policies about OB rescue response.
I budget my manpower to cover the terrain we have open and the guests that are skiing in our area.
Our area is on private land, adjacent to public land.
In the case of a backcountry, slackcountry, sidecountry, or wabbajockey incident, we do not respond. If we are called with reports of an incident we call 911.
All incidents on public land are under the jurisdiction of the County Sheriff.
Once the County Sheriff gives us the O.K. and requests our help, if we are able, we will respond.
However we are under no obligation to respond to anything that occurs outside our designated boundaries and the egress points from our area have signage that clearly states that you are leaving the patrolled and controlled environment and by making this decision you are responsible for your decisions, your rescue and anything else you may encounter.
So, please get it into your heads, the backcountry, slackcountry, sidecountry, or wabbajockey is the Backcountry and however you got there, you are on your own.
We will do our best to help but a response is not 2 minutes nor 20 minutes away, it is available when we can safely reach you and that could easily be hours away.
well said, now lets do a hut trip ! ! ! ! :)