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Cracking the Code - Not Your Head
The mountain may be wild and free, while you can certainly howl with the north winds, we ask you to remember that skiers and snowboards are a little more breakable than the mountain. On Misery Mountain, we follow the Alpine Responsibility Code as well as have a few specific safety rules. We take the guess work out of your safety with the following list from Hill Management:

Coming to ride at Misery Mountain? Check out Misery's safety policies here:

Snowboard Leashes: Skis must have brakes when they aren't attached to your body, and at Misery the safety policy is that your board has to have one too. Most areas require all boarders to have leashes and that they be attached to the board and the rider at the same time. The most important part of using a leash is to remember that when your board is not strapped to at least one of your feet it must be strapped to YOU. It's not going to run away when you've got one foot strapped in, but if someone plows into you wile you're hiking the hill its' likely to get away. There are loads of serious injuries every year due to runaway boards. Besides, we all know it's embarrassing to walk down the hill to go get the board again! If you don't have a leash already, you can buy one at the Mountain.

Helmets: Snow is not always soft nor are some of the other things you may come into contact with while riding! While it is not mandatory at Misery to wear a helmet, in the park or on the hill, the Management and Board of Misery Mountain strongly recommend the use of a helmet. This year, all staff and volunteers are being required to wear one to help keep them safe and to promote safe skiing and boarding.

Park: Not just for snowboarders! The park is available to everyone - skiers/boarders and bladers! Enjoy the area but know and ride within your limits. The only time the park will not be open is on the days that schools book to go to use the Mountain.

Jumps: Everyone likes to have input, so if you are interested in helping or have a suggestion of where you'd like to see a jump, the Hill has asks that you seek out permission from the Hill Management to get authorization. It's no fun building a jump just to have it torn down, get permission first to build it where it can be maintained and used! Remember - know and ride within your limits.

Edges: You might not realize it, but those metal edges found on ski/board equipment are so very important! Without the metal edges you would not be able to stop or turn... All ski/board areas, including Misery Mountain, require that all equipment being used on the hill to ride have metal edges.

Unloading from the Lifts: Sometimes, you just want to hop off early...At Misery Mountain unloading from either the chair lift or the t-bar before the designated area is not allowed. Unloading from the chair lift is very dangerous, not just to you, but other people potentially riding the area below the lift. Unloading from the t-bar early is actually dangerous too - swerving or unloading early can cause the cable to de-rail, not only putting a halt to the nice easy ride to the top of the hill, but also causing the cable and all the t-boxes to come crashing down easily causing serious injuries and damage to the lift equipment.

Misery's safety policies are in place to make sure that everyone gets the safest and best use out of the hill. Be sure to enjoy your time at the mountain and follow the policies in place to make sure that not only you have a great time, but everyone else does as well.


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