Safety On The Mountain

Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, sightseeing and other activities that take place at ski areas involve the risk of injury. The information below is intended to inform you of the risks, dangers and hazards that you may encounter at a ski area and help you to stay safe while enjoying these activities. Whether you are a participant in these activities or a parent or guardian of a minor participant, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Safety and Risk Awareness information below.

Exclusion of Liability – Assumption of Risks

Exclusion of Liability – Assumption of Risks

The use of ski area premises and facilities and participation in activities at ski areas involves various risks, dangers and hazards. It is a condition of your use of the premises and facilities and your participation in these activities that you assume all risk of personal injury, death, or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever, including negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any duty of care on the part of the ski area operator, its associated companies and subsidiaries, and their directors, officers, employees, instructors, guides, agents, representatives, sponsors, independent contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, hosts, partners, volunteers, successors, and assigns.

Beware Of Slipping, Tripping & Falling

Beware Of Slipping, Tripping & Falling

Walking in ski areas

Walking in ski areas should not be overlooked as a risk, with potential for serious injuries.  There are many wet, icy, slippery surfaces through the ski area premise including roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, decks, patios, stairs, walkways, the base area and on mountain lodges. Slips, trips and falls are common and all users should take precautions at all times when travelling throughout a ski area.  Ski boots and many types of other footwear do not provide good traction, and extra caution should be used when walking.

Alpine Responsibility Code

Alpine Responsibility Code

There are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Regardless of how you decide to use the slopes, always show courtesy to others and adhere to the Alpine Responsibility Code at all times.

Lift Safety

Lift Safety

To travel uphill at Ski Areas, skiers and snowboarders use a variety of ski lifts. Users should be familiar with the use of lifts for their own safety and the safety of others.

Know before you go

Know before you go

There are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Regardless of how you decide to use the slopes, always show courtesy to others and adhere to the Alpine Responsibility Code at all times.

Avalanche Control Areas

Avalanche Control Areas

The Lake Louise Ski Resort is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and contains large amounts of steep, alpine terrain. Certain weather events (snowfall, temperature, wind) can create dangerous avalanche conditions in these areas, which may be closed at any time in periods of elevated hazard or when avalanche control work is being performed. Entry into closed areas is prohibited, and will result in suspension of lift privileges.

Ski Resort Boundary

Ski Resort Boundary

Outside the Lake Louise Ski Resort boundary lies dangerous, unpatrolled areas and the backcountry of Banff National Park. Traveling in these areas is hazardous, and those leaving the Ski Resort boundary do so at their own risk and must be prepared to travel on their own terms. The backcountry is not patrolled and receives no avalanche control, and includes other hazards such as cliffs, rocks, trees, and becoming lost. Backcountry travelers must rely on themselves in case of emergency, as rescue may take considerable time to come to your aid. Please contact any Banff National Park information centre for more information on backcountry travel.

Note: If you are re-entering the Ski Resort boundary after hours, please be aware there may be grooming equipment and winch cats operating on the ski runs.

Around The Mountain

Around The Mountain

There are many important things you should be aware of when moving around the resort.

Speed & Collision Safety

Speed & Collision Safety

There are actions every skier and rider can take to help keep themselves and those around safer on the slopes.

Using Terrain Parks

Using Terrain Parks

When riding in Terrain Parks, there are a number of specific etiquette and safety practices that all users should follow.