Has anybody ever noticed that the Skier's Responsibility Code really reflects common sense? Can you teach common sense? Below is the code copied directly from the National Ski Patrol website:
1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
Umm, hello? Uhh, yea. Do you really want to be hurling down a mountain out of control? Uhh, if you want, you can die you moron, keep me out of your decision!
2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
Because you can see them, they cannot see you!
3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
Would you park your car around a blind corner on a road? This one seems to be getting worse.
4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
Again with the car thing. Pay attention to what the hell you are doing idiots!
5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
Yea, we need a ski headed down the mountain by itself. I also like to juggle swords.
6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
Ya know that sign that says, "Warning Cliff Area"? Its there because there is a fricking cliff!
7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
Let me get this straight, you are actually thinking about getting on something that will take you 100 feet off the ground, with no safety straps, that moves pretty fast, with 10 lbs on each foot, and you are really thinking about getting on it without directions? Go right ahead there Darwin, thin out the heard.
Its not rocket science people, its recreation.