Tips to Have a More Enjoyable Day on the Slopes


Want to create a more enjoyable experience for yourself and others on the mountain?


Arizona Snowbowl is committed to promoting skier and rider safety and NSAA has established incredible guidelines such as the ParkSmart programs to encourage and enforce safe skiing and riding behavior. Under these programs, all skiers and riders must be responsible, treat each other with respect, be considerate, and know and comply with the Arizona Skier Safety Act, Your Responsibility Code, Arizona law, and the Park Smart program.

As a skier at Arizona Snowbowl, you are responsible for holding up the skier responsibility code at all times on the mountain. The Skier Responsibility Code is provided by the National Ski Areas Association and must be followed by all skiers and snowboarders. 


The Skier Responsibility Code 


Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.

People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.

Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.

Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.


While following the Skier Responsibility Codes, skiers and riders must also follow Arizona Snowbowl’s Mountain Code of Conduct. Through the Mountain Code of Conduct, Arizona Snowbowl reserves the right to terminate skiing and riding privileges on a first offense of the Code of Conduct if it determines, in its sole discretion, that such action is appropriate. Especially egregious behavior could mean that an individual is banned from the slopes indefinitely. It is the individual’s responsibility to understand and adhere to all rules, laws, or regulations of the resort, city, county, and state.



 Park Smart Tips 


The terrain parks at Arizona Snowbowl are a great place to take your skiing or riding to the next level. In order to keep yourself and others safe in the terrain park, each skier and snowboarder must follow the Park Smart Tips at all times when in the terrain park. 


The Park Smart Tips are provided by the National Ski Areas Association and must be followed by skiers and snowboarders at all times. 


The Park Smart Tips are as follows: 

Start with small features and work your way up. 

Make a plan for each feature before you drop in. 

Always look, observe all signage and warnings. 

Respect the features and other users. 

Take it easy and know your limits! 



Ski Patroller at Arizona Snowbowl

Helpful tips from Ski Patrol 


Drink plenty of water. Your body’s tendency to dehydrate is greater at higher altitudes.

Ultra-Violet rays are more severe at higher elevations.  Protect your skin from the effects of the sun and keep in mind that the snow reflects the sun’s rays.  Wear sunscreen rated at least 30 SPF or higher.

Wear eye protection such as sunglasses or goggles. These should filter both UVA and UVB rays and be rated at 90%.  Eyes can sunburn just like your skin.

Packed snow can be abrasive. We highly recommend wearing garments that cover your hands, arms, and legs completely.

Be prepared for quickly changing weather conditions. Dress in layers with your outer layer of clothing being of a water repellent fabric.

Wear or carry a ski hat with you. Sixty percent of all body heat is lost out of the top of your head.

On especially cold days, be aware of the potential for frostbite. Drink warm fluids and take breaks often.