Safety & HEALTH

Your Responsibility Code 

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


Please be aware that at Taos Ski Valley, avalanches can happen at any time and on any slope.