I am doing a Freestyle 1 Clinic/Exam later this week and came across the following question in the workbook-
If a skier/rider starts at the top of a terrain park and flows through, hitting all features in his line and then comes to a feature being hiked by a fellow rider over and over again, who has the right of way? How is this similar and/or different from your Responsibility Code?
There was some discussion of this in 2005 http://www.epicski.com/t/24857/terrain-park-etiquette/30 but no consensus answer. I don't see a clear answer at http://www.nsaa.org/safety-programs/smart-style/
http://www.terrainparksafety.org/, but maybe I missed it.
Under the responsibility code, it seems as if both would be "ahead" of each other (assuming the hiker is heading uphill at the time in question).
Common sense to me that the hiker should be hiking to the side in a place that allows others to utilize the feature while they are hiking up- This would seem to roughly correlate to not stopping where you are not visible from above. If the hiker does that, is there really an issue with who has the right of way to use the feature (or is the question aimed at getting the hiker to the side rather than who is actually using the feature).
Edited by MEfree30 - 1/20/14 at 9:12am