January is National Safety Month!

We have partnered with NSAA to help promote being safe and to use common sense on the slopes.

Here are some tips to keep you and your loved ones safe while on the slopes!

Know the Responsibility Code

The Responsibility Code helps, “skiers and boarder be aware that there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.” (NSAA)

  1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
Know the Code

Park S.M.A.R.T.

Riding free-style terrain can be one of the most enjoyable parts of your trip to Bear Valley Resort but we want you to remember to ride S.M.A.R.T!

S tart small
Work your way up. Build your skills.

M ake a plan
Before you send your next trick, plan out your route on every feature, every time.

A lways look
Before you drop. Make sure the path is clear of other riders.  

R espect
the features and other users.

T ake it easy
Know your limits. Land on your feet.

Park S.M.A.R.T


The one piece of gear that you should always be wearing? A helmet.
In every sport, we consider safety first and snow sports is no different. One fall or impact can change your life.
Be smart, be cool, and wear your helmet.

Why wear a helmet?

To help commemorate Safety Month, in partnership with NSAA, Bear Valley Resort is presenting our very own Mountain and ski/ride Safety talk.

Presented by our Director of Ski Operations & Risk Management [& weather guy!] Mattly Trent, himself!

During Winter Explosion, 1/19/19
In the Sunroom 
4:15p – 5:00p

Event Details: Winter Explosion