Resort Policies

Your safety on the mountain is our highest priority at Nordic Valley. Because there are some risks inherent to snowsports, we encourage you to educate yourself about the risks and to adhere to responsible skier/rider conduct.
Nordic Valley is committed to promoting skier and rider safety. All skiers and riders must be responsible, treat each other with respect, be considerate, and know and comply with the Utah Skier Safety Act, Your Responsibility Code, Utah law, and the Park Smart program.

MOUNTAIN CODE OF CONDUCT

Nordic Valley 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.

The following will not be tolerated:

  • Fast and/or reckless skiing/riding.
  • Refusal to show and/or relinquish your pass to a mountain employee when requested.
  • Violent behavior, or abusive, foul or threatening language.
  • Skiing/riding in a closed area. It is your responsibility to know what trails or slopes are open and closed. Skiing/riding in a closed area is illegal and you may be prosecuted and fined.
  • Going over or under a rope or past another closure indicator is also illegal and you may be fined.
  • Riding a lift or skiing/riding while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Actions or behaviors that in our judgment may endanger your safety or the safety of others.
Drugs: We have a strict policy against substances at our resort and we ask that you please respect our policy.
Alcohol: Only designated Nordic Valley outlets may allow for open containers on our decks, patios, and base area. Alcohol is not allowed to be consumed in the lift line or on our lifts.
 

Mountain Safety

Know The Code—Your Responsibility Code

The National Ski Areas Association established “Your Responsibility Code” in 1966 as a code of ethics for all skiers on the mountain. The code reflects not only skier safety but snowboarder and lift safety as well. Ultimately, safe skiing and snowboarding is each guest’s responsibility.
  1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way.  It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. Do not stop where you obstruct the trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must know how to load, ride, and unload safely.

COLLISIONS

You must be in control and avoid the person downhill of your path.
A  skier involved in a collision with another skier that results in an injury shall not leave the vicinity of the collision before giving the skier’s name and current address to an employee of the ski area operator or a member of a paid or voluntary ski patrol. This does not prohibit a skier from leaving the scene of a collision to secure first aid for a person who is injured in the collision. If a skier leaves the scene of a collision to secure first aid, the skier shall leave the skier’s name and current address as required after securing the first aid.

SLOW ZONES

Certain areas and trails at Nordic Valley are designated as SLOW ZONES. Please observe these posted slow areas by maintaining a speed no faster than the general flow of traffic. Space and speed are especially important in these areas. Fast and aggressive skiing will not be tolerated.

SIGNAGE – FOR ALL ABILITY LEVELS

Various informational and caution signage is located throughout the ski area. Please read, understand and follow all rules and related signage. Skiers and riders should be advised that a green circle, blue square, or black diamond trail at Nordic Valley is not necessarily the same as a green circle, blue square or black diamond trail at other resorts. The system is a relative rating of trails at each resort and does not compare trail difficulty between resorts. Skiers and riders should begin with the easiest terrain and then move up in difficulty as their ability permits. Some terrain may be closed due to potential hazards. Please respect our signage and closures.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Nordic Valley discourages the use of electronic devices (cell phones, music players or earphones) while skiing/riding, or loading or unloading lifts.

HELMET USAGE

Nordic Valley highly recommends wearing helmets for skiing and riding. Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to educate themselves on the benefits and limitations of helmet usage. The primary safety consideration and obligation under Your Responsibility Code is to ski and ride in a controlled and responsible manner. Nordic Valley supports the National Ski Areas Association’s Lids on Kids initiative, which focuses on educating parents and children about the importance of helmet usage.

IN CASE OF INJURY

  • If someone is injured, remain calm, cross skis, or place a snowboard securely in the snow above the accident.
  • Call Ski Patrol
  • The patrol member will ask for the number of the phone from which you are calling and your location, age, sex/gender, event, and about the resources available to you.

CAUTION

Grooming equipment, snowmobiles, snowmaking equipment, and other vehicles may be encountered at any time.
While rare, both inside and outside of the posted ski area boundary, avalanches may occur at any time without warning. Become educated on how to reduce the risks through your own education, actions, and awareness

100 Day Guarantee

The 100 Day Guarantee is valid only on select Power Pass products. Total days of operation for the Resort Collective will be determined based on the resort with the longest operation schedule. For example, if Snowbowl is open for 109 days but Pajarito is only open for 73, the Guarantee will be considered fulfilled based on Nordic Valley’s days of operation. Any partial days of operation will be included in total days of operation. No refunds will be issued as part of this offer. This offer does not guarantee snow conditions or quality and does not ensure lift operation and/or availability of terrain or access to resort facilities.

Terrain Park

The terrain parks at Nordic Valley  are a great place to take your skiing and snowboarding to the next level, but we always want to make sure our park riders are safe.
It is important to be mindful of your ability level and not take on anything too challenging. Our three parks are designed for skiers and riders to progressively learn how to handle different features.
Learn more about park safety at terrainparksafety.org.
Some resorts designate features as small, medium and large. Be aware these ratings are determined by size, not the degree of difficulty, and are relative only to that resort. Freestyle Terrain use, like all skiing and riding, exposes the user to the risk of serious injury. Prior to using freestyle terrain, it is the user’s responsibility to become familiar with all instructions and posted warnings and to follow Your Responsibility Code and PARK SMART