Safety on The Mountain – Mount Timothy Recreation Resort

Safety on The Mountain

The Alpine Responsibility Code

The points listed in the Alpine Responsibility Code are the rules of the road when you are on the mountain.

The Ski Patrol will stop and let guests know when they are not following the code.

Failure to follow the Alpine Responsibility Code could result in consequences ranging from a one-on-one Safety Awareness Seminar with a Ski Patroller to a lifetime suspension from Mt.Timothy.

So take it easy out there. Give people some space.

Please respect all ropes, signage and ski area boundary markers. All may indicate possible dangers that may not be readily apparent. In particular, the snow making water reservoirs roped off from public access, clearly signed and should be avoided.

Mountain Signage

These signs indicates the edge of the Mt.Timothy patrolled area. Skiing or riding outside the area is done at your own risk and it is strongly recommended that you have the essential personal safety gear. Education (avalanche courses), information (Avalanche Advisory) and people requiring rescue from the back-country can be charged for their rescue. In early season, “Ski Area Boundaries” often exist within the ski area. These boundaries denote parts of the hill that are not yet ready to open. As a result, there is no hazard marking, no patrol and no sweep. Can you go there? Yes, but be prepared!

Tree-wells & Deep Snow Safety

Natural hazards such as tree wells occur within and outside of the ski area boundary.

A tree well is a hole or depression that forms around the base of a tree while snow accumulates. A tree well incident occurs when a person falls, head first, into an area of deep snow around the base of a tree and becomes immobilized. The more the person struggles the more entrapped in the snow they become. The risks of a tree well accident or fatality can be reduced by following these basic practices:

  • Always ski or ride with a partner
  • Keep your partner in sight and stay in visual contact so they can see you if you fall
  • Stay close enough to either pull or dig each other out

Lids on Kids

Helmets make Mt.Timothy safer and more fun. Lids on Kids is a fun program that encourages the use of helmets on the mountain. Visit to discover how to find the best helmet for your child.

Lids on Kids