Concussion Sheet

Information about Concussion injuries that you may find useful in your First Aid Room. It is put out by the CDC and gives parents and injured guests information on what a concussion is, and what to look for. The form can be downloaded from the CDC at by clicking this...

Safety PSA’s

January is “National Safety Awareness Month.” National Safety Week has now become National Safety Month! Now the month of January will be dedicated to an entire month of safety.  Many Resorts across the country participate every year to educate skiers and...

Risk Management

Risk Management is something every ski patroller should be aware of and practice, but is all too often forgotten or put off until a later until after the accident investigation and paperwork are completed. We should be considering risk management as part of the response to the accident not long after it, if at all. Our job is not only to take care of the injured or ill guests; it is also to prevent injuries from happening. Another very important part of our job is to protect the ski area from future liability as a result of an injury where a piece of man-made equipment is involved, a guest collides with another guest on the hill, there is a death on the property, or other unusual circumstance that just does not feel right to you as a normal occurrence at a ski mountain and cover under the inherent risk of skiing statute.

NSAA Fall Forum 2011

Good safety information came out of the NSAA Fall Forum at Mt. Washington.  Most important is Documentation.  It could be years before a law suit gets to court.  You will be asked to produce such seemingly unimportant information as: The wording on the back of the...