Best Backcountry Practices

  1. If I choose to access the backcountry by mechanized means, I will do so in a respectful fashion, obeying all rules and regulations, and driving with care when around foot travelers such as snowshoers, snowboarders and skiers.
  2. I will respect designated areas, trail use signs, and established ski tracks. When traveling on foot or snowshoe, I will not damage existing ski trails that backcountry skiers have created and are using.
  3. When stopping, I will not block the trail.
  4. I will not disturb wildlife and will avoid areas posted for their protection or feeding.
  5. I will not litter, and I will pack out everything I packed in, including pet results.
  6. I will adjust my backcountry skiing or riding pace and level of risk to that which my whole party is comfortable with.
  7. I will not encourage or push others to take risks they are not comfortable with.
  8. I realize that my destination and travel speed are determined by my equipment, ability, terrain, weather, and traffic on the trail, and will plan accordingly.
  9. In case of an emergency, I will volunteer assistance. I will always carry basic emergency equipment such as a light source, shovel, and first aid supplies.
  10. I will not interfere with or harass other recreationists involved in legal/normal activities. I recognize that people judge all other winter recreationists by my actions.
  11. I will promote a friendly and positive attitude while in the backcountry. I will smile and greet others on the trail, offer information about conditions, and offer assistance if necessary.

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