New York State Article 18 Safety in Skiing Code

18-106. Duties of skiers and ski area operators with respect to inherent risks. It is recognized that skiing is a voluntary activity that may be hazardous regardless of all feasible safety measures that can be undertaken by ski area operators.


1. Ski area operators shall have the following additional duties:

a. To post at every point of sale or distribution of lift tickets, whether on or off the premises of the ski area operator, a conspicuous "Warning to Skiers" relative to the inherent risks of skiing in accordance with regulations promulgated by the commissioner of labor pursuant to subdivision four of section eight hundred sixty-seven of the labor law, and to imprint upon all lift tickets sold or distributed, such text and graphics as the commissioner of labor shall similarly specify, which shall conspicuously direct the attention of all skiers to the required "Warning to Skiers";

b. To post at every point of sale or distribution of lift tickets at a ski area notice to skiers and passengers that this article prescribes certain duties for skiers, passengers and ski area operators, and to make copies of this article in its entirety available without charge upon request to skiers and passengers in a central location at the ski area;

c. To make available at reasonable fees, as required by subdivision thirteen of section 18-103 of this article, instruction and education for skiers relative to the risks inherent in the sport and the duties prescribed for skiers by this article, and to conspicuously post notice of the times and places of availability of such instruction and education in locations where it is likely to be seen by skiers; and

d. To post notice to skiers of the right to a refund to the purchaser in the form and amount paid in the initial sale of any lift ticket returned to the ski area operator, intact and unused, upon declaration by such purchaser that he or she is unprepared or unwilling to ski due to the risks inherent in the sport or the duties imposed upon him or her by this article.

2. Skiers shall have the following additional duties to enable them to make informed decisions as to the advisability of their participation in the sport:

a. To seek out, read, review and understand, in advance of skiing, a "Warning to Skiers" as shall be defined pursuant to subdivision five of section eight hundred sixty-seven of the labor law, which shall be displayed and provided pursuant to paragraph a of subdivision one of this section; and

b. To obtain such education in the sport of skiing as the individual skier shall deem appropriate to his or her level of ability, including the familiarization with skills and duties necessary to reduce the risk of injury in such sport.

Head's Up

Your Responsibility Code

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  • 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.


This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.

Officially endorsed by: NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION. 

SMART STYLE - Freestyle Terrain Safety Information

The Smart Style Program:

There are four main messages that are associated with Smart Style:


  • Every time you use freestyle terrain and make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take offwill directly affect your maneuver and landing.


  • Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area. Your first lap through the Terrain Park should just be a ride-through to familiarize yourself with the area.


  • Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).


  • From the lift line through the park.


Make yourself aware of this information so you can help educate others.

Internal department education

Taking time in lessons and programs to explain the info or at least let them know where they can find the info

Your "Responsibility Code", know the code and respect what it representsYou can watch the full Smart Style video at

National Safety Awareness Get Terrain Park Smart Know the Code

Mount Peter Drone Policy:

Due to safety and privacy concerns, Mount Peter prohibits the operation or use on or above Resort property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public—including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists—without the prior written authorization from Mount Peter.  This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the area boundaries.  This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from Resort property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries.  Please contact a resort representative in Customer Service 845-986-4940, if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any such devices. Any authorized operation of drones on or above Resort property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by this Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.  Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to the Resort, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including, but not limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.

Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in tubing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below, and share with other tubers the responsibility for a great tubing experience.

1 – Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off the tubing slope when it is closed. No other sliding type apparatus such as sleds, toboggans, etc. are permitted. No skiers or snowboarders are allowed on the tubing slopes except Safety Patrollers.
2 – You must take responsibility for your own safety. If you are unsure of your ability to ride the tube safely, DO NOT TUBE. Parents must be responsible for their children. CHILDREN SHORTER THAN 42 inches MAY NOT TUBE.
3 – CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 MUST be accompanied by AN ADULT with a valid tubing ticket. Adults may not just purchase a ticket and proceed to allow children into the park alone.
4 – ONLY ONE PERSON MAY RIDE ON THE TUBE. Two persons or more on a single tube is strictly prohibited. Parents may not ride while holding their children.
5 – No unsafe behavior is allowed. YOU MUST SIT ON THE TUBE.
6 – Always leave a reasonable amount of room between yourself and other tubers. Do not start down the track until the previous tuber has cleared the bottom of the hill and you have been instructed by an attendant to start.
7 – Tubers ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
8 – After stopping at the bottom, LOOK UP AND STAY OUT OF THE WAY of other tubers coming down the hill. Be especially alert while walking at the bottom toward the lift.
9 – If you fall off your tube, remount your tube and ride to the bottom or walk quickly to the bottom KEEPING ALERT FOR OTHER TUBERS and slippery areas.
10 – Never leave your assigned track. If you become separated from your tube and it goes in another track, follow the instructions of the attendant.
11 – If you have a collision with another tuber resulting in injury, it is your responsibility to stay at the collision site until the Safety Patrol arrives. Please cooperate with the Safety Patrol.
12 – Management reserves the right to refuse/revoke tubing to those they feel are riding or behaving in an unsafe manner.
13 – Mount Peter is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
14 – Wear appropriate clothing including warm layers, waterproof pants and gloves, hat, and sturdy boots with treaded soles, NO SKI BOOTS or HARD SHELLED BOOTS. Examples of footwear that is not acceptable is women’s wedge boots, rain boots, sneakers, etc..
15 – Management may modify this code as necessary to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors to the park.
16 – Alcoholic Beverages are prohibited in the tubing area. 
17 – Dogs are not permitted on the premises.
18 – Keep your belongings safe. Mount Peter is Not Responsible for any loss, theft or damage.
19 – Mount Peter is not responsible for any topographical errors or omissions in any advertisement or other printed material.
20 – Any tickets purchased thru any vendor other than Mount Peter are not valid and will not be accepted at ticket counter.
21 – Upon entering Mount Peter your image or likeness may be used in promotional material for Mount Peter. Mount Peter reserve the right for your image or likeness to be used in its promotional material.
This is a list of some helpful and necessary guidelines for tubing. Be safety conscious. Violations of this code can lead to loss of tubing privileges, without warning and without refund. You can be legally liable for your actions.