Niseko Ski Safety
It is important that we all stay safe to enjoy Niseko and the mountain together. Here is a copy of the local Niseko Rules and the Alpine responsibility code. Please read them and stay safe!
- “Haru no taki” & “Yu no sawa” area is strictly off limits at all time.
- Crossing boundary ropes is prohibited. Those who violate the rules may be refused from using all resort facilities.
- No safety control & no patrol beyond resort boundaries.
- Do not step out of bounds when gates are closed.
- The “Niseko Avalanche Information” is the official daily info of the Niseko Rules.
- Special charges will be applied for out of bounds search and rescue.
- Ski patrol’s instructions must be obeyed.
- Children under 12 must refrain from going out of bounds unless accompanied by a proficient adult leader.
- The resorts and the local community respect the freedom of all resort users, but are also deeply concerned about their safety.
(Referenced from niseko.ne.jp website)
For more information please visit this link http://niseko.ne.jp/en/rules/img/14-15Niseko_Rule_JPEN.pdf
There are inherent risks in all snow recreational activities. Common sense, staying in control and personal awareness can reduce these risks. Risks include rapid changes in weather, visibility and surface conditions, as well as natural and artificial hazards such as rocks, trees, stumps, vehicles, lift towers, snow fences and snowmaking equipment. Observe the code and ski and ride with courtesy to others.
- Stay in control and avoid other people and hazards.
- Use appropriate protective equipment, especially helmets, to minimize the risk of injury.
- You must have the ability to use each lift safely. If in doubt ask the lift attendant.
- Obey all signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails and areas.
- It is your responsibility to avoid and give way to people below and beside you.
- Do not stop where you are not visible from above or where you obstruct a trail./li>
- Before starting downhill, or merging into a trail, look uphill and give way to others.
- Use care to prevent runaway snowboards.
- If you are involved in or see an accident, alert and identify yourself to Resort Staff.
- Be aware that it is dangerous to ski, board or ride lifts if drugs or alcohol impairs your ability.
KNOW THE CODE. IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
(Referenced From skipatrol.org.au website)