Maybe it hasn't been changed in Canada yet."1.
Remain in control of your speed and direction. Make sure you can stop and avoid any person or obstacle. 2.
Yield the right of way to persons downhill and choose a course that ensures their safety.3.
Stop on a trail only if you are visible from above and if you are not obstructing the trail.4.
Yield the right of way to persons uphill when entering a trail and at intersections.5.
If you are involved in or witness an accident, remain at the scene and identify yourself to a first-aider.6.
Use and wear a proper device to prevent runaway equipment at all times.7.
Keep off the lifts and trails if your ability is impaired by the use of alcohol or drugs.8.
Obey all signs and warnings and never venture off the trails or onto a closed trail."http://www.tremblant.ca/mountain/winter/code-e.htm
Just one example. Many US resorts seem to still have copies of the "old" code too.
So now I can swoop down on somebody and if I haven't got time to make it past them and they hit me they are at fault
:. O.K. imho, the human race is not getting smarter. I like the second rule below, because it makes more sense.
- Ski under control and in such a manner you can stop or avoid other skiers or objects.
- When skiing downhill or overtaking another skier, you must avoid the skier below you.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
- When entering a trail or starting downhill, yield to other skiers.
- AII skiers shall use devices to help prevent runaway skis.
- You shall keep off closed trails and posted areas and observe all posted signs."