Washington Law Standard of Conduct
WASHINGTON STATE LAW STANDARD OF CONDUCT
as per RCW 79A. 45 et. seq
1. In addition to the specific requirements of this section, ALL SKIERS SHALL CONDUCT THEMSELVES WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL ABILITY and shall not act in a manner that may contribute to the injury of themselves or any other person.
2. NO PERSON SHALL:
(a) Embark or disembark upon a ski lift except at a designated area;
(b)Throw or expel any object from any tramway, ski lift, commercial ski mobile, or other similar device while riding on the device;
(c) Act in any manner while riding on a rope tow, wire rope tow, J-Bar, T-Bar, ski lift, or similar device that may interfere with the proper or safe operation of the lift or tow;
(d) Willfully engage in any type of conduct which may injure any person, or place any object in the uphill ski track which may cause another to fall, while traveling uphill on a ski lift; or
(e) Cross the uphill track of a J-Bar, T-Bar, rope tow, wire rope tow, or other similar device except at designated locations.
(3) Every person shall MAINTAIN CONTROL of his or her speed and course at all times, and shall STAY CLEAR OF ANY SNOWGROOMING EQUIPMENT, ANY VEHICLE, ANY LIFT TOWER, AND ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT ON THE MOUNTAIN.
(4) A PERSON SHALL BE THE SOLE JUDGE OF HIS OR HER ABILITY to negotiate any trail.
5. ANY PERSON who boards a rope tow, wire rope tow, J-Bar, T-Bar, ski lift, or other similar device SHALL BE PRESUMED TO HAVE SUFFICIENT ABILITIES TO USE THE DEVICE. No liability shall attach to any operator or attendant for failure to instruct the person on the use of the device, but a person shall follow any written or verbal instructions that are given regarding the use.
(6) The primary duty shall be on THE PERSON SKIING DOWNHILL TO AVOID ANY COLLISION WITH ANY PERSON OR OBJECT BELOW HIM OR HER.
7. ANY PERSON SKIING OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF TRAILS OPEN for
skiing or runs open for skiing within the ski area boundary shall be responsible for any injuries or losses resulting from his or her action. Designated trails and runs are identified on the trail map. Areas bordering and between designated trails or runs are not designated trails or runs.
(8) ANY PERSON SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COLLISION whether the collision is with another person or with an object.
9. A PERSON EMBARKING ON A LIFT OR TOW WITHOUT AUTHORITY SHALL BE CONSIDERED TO BE A TRESPASSER.
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