Skiing / Snowboarding/ Guest Policies/ NY Ski Code


Reckless Skiing / Snowboarding Policy

Hunt Hollow will not tolerate reckless use of its facilities or property. Reckless activities or behaviors are defined as, but not limited to:

  • Traveling too fast for surface conditions and/or skier traffic.

  • Skiing too fast in a designated slow skiing area.

  • Constructing jumps or other terrain features (in non-designated areas).

  • Being unable to stop, control speed and/or direction.

  • Removing hazard markers, trail marking devices, or disregarding them.

  • Violating any part of New York Skiers Responsibility Code. Copies are available at the Business Office.

Correction actions for failure to comply with this policy will be:

  • First infraction - Verbal warning

  • Second infraction - Loss of skiing privileges

  • Third infraction - Referred to Board of Directors for action

Warning to Skiers Policy

Downhill Skiing, like many other sports, contains inherent risks including, but not limited to the risk of personal injury, including catastrophic injury, or death, or property damage, which may be caused by variations in terrain or weather conditions; or surface or subsnow, ice, bare spots or areas of thin cover, moguls, ruts, bumps, or other persons using the facilities; or rocks, forest growth, debris, branches, trees, roots, stumps; or other natural or manmade objects that are incidental to the provision of maintenance of a ski facility in New York State. New York law imposes a duty on you to become apprised of and understand the risks inherent to the sport of skiing which are set forth above, so that you make an informed decision of whether to participate in skiing not withstanding the risks. New York also imposes additional duties upon you, to which you must adhere, for the purpose of avoiding injury caused by any of the risks inherent in skiing. If you are not willing to assume all of these risks and abide by these duties, you must not participate in skiing at this area.


Member and Guest Policies

  1. Hunt Hollow is open to the public on weekdays upon payment of the regular weekday guest fees.

  2. On the weekend, any member of the Hunt Hollow Corporation, other than a Leave of Absence Member, may host guests upon payment of the regular guest fees. No charge is made for reasonable use by individual guests of the lodge facilities alone.

  3. The member must personally register the guest at the front desk. If you are unable to be present, a phone call is acceptable.

  4. Frequency Rule: An individual may not be a weekend guest more than four times in any one season. There is no limit to guest use on weekdays.


NYS Ski Code

TO BE A SAFE SKIER NYS LAW REQUIRES YOU TO KNOW AND OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES OF SKIERS:

  1. Not to ski in any area not designated for skiing

  2. Not to ski beyond their limits or ability to overcome variations in slope, trail configuration and surface or subsurface conditions which may be caused or altered by weather, slope or trail maintenance work by the ski area operator, or skier use

  3. To abide by the directions of the ski area operator

  4. To remain in constant control of speed and course at all times while skiing so as to avoid contact with plainly visible or clearly marked obstacles and with other skiers and passengers on surface operating tramways

  5. To familiarize themselves with posted information before skiing any slope or trail, including all information posted pursuant to subdivision five of section 18-103 of this article

  6. Not to cross the uphill track of any surface lift, except at points clearly designated by the ski area operator

  7. Not to ski on a slope or trail or portion thereof that has been designated as "closed" by the ski area operator

  8. Not to leave the scene of any accident resulting in personal injury to another party until such times as the ski area operator arrives, except for the purpose of summoning aid

  9. Not to overtake another skier in such a manner as to cause contact with the skier being overtaken and to yield the right of way to the skier being overtaken

  10. Not to willfully stop on any slope or trail where such stopping is likely to cause a collision with other skiers or vehicles

  11. To yield to other skiers when entering a trail or starting downhill

  12. To wear retention straps or other devices to prevent runaway skis

  13. To report any personal injury to the ski area operator before leaving the ski area

  14. Not to willfully remove, deface, alter or otherwise damage signage, warning devices or implements, or other safety devices placed and maintained by the ski area operator pursuant to the requirements of section 18-103 of this article

TO BE A SAFE LIFT PASSENGER NYS LAW REQUIRES YOU TO KNOW AND OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES OF PASSENGERS:

  1. To familiarize themselves with the safe use of any tramway prior to its use

  2. To remain in the tramway if the operation of a passenger tramway, as defined pursuant to section two hundred two-c of the labor law, is interrupted for any reason, until instructions or aid are provided by the ski area operator

  3. To board or disembark from passenger tramways only at points or areas designated by the ski area operator;

  4. Not to eject any objects or material from a passenger tramway

  5. To use restraint devices in accordance with posted instructions

  6. To wear retention straps or other devices to prevent runaway skis

  7. Not to interfere with the operation of a passenger tramway

  8. Not to place or caused to be placed on the uphill track of a surface lift any object which may interfere with its normal operation

  9. Not to wear loose scarves, clothing, or accessories or expose long hair which may become entangle with any part of the device

Skiers shall have the following additional duties to enable them to make informed decisions as to the advisability of their participation in the sport:

  • To seek out, read, review, and understand, in advance to skiing, the 'WARNING TO SKIERS' displayed where tickets are sold

  • To obtain such education in the sport of skiing as the individual skier shall deem appropriate to his or her level of ability, including the familiarization with skills and duties necessary to reduce the risk of injury in such sport.

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