RCW 79A.45.030 

You are the sole judge of your ability to negotiate any trail, run, or uphill track.

Because of the inherent risks in the sport of skiing/riding YOU must exercise reasonable care for YOUR own safety. If you are skiing/riding downhill, it is your duty to avoid any collision with any person or object below you.

Any person who boards a rope tow, ski lift, or other similar device shall be presumed to have sufficient abilities to use the lift. The ski area has no duty to provide you with instructions on riding any lift, but you must follow any written or verbal instructions that are given regarding the use.

No person shall:

  • Load or unload a ski lift except for designated areas.
  • Throw objects from lift.
  • Engage in any kind of conduct that may interfere with safe operation of the lift.
  • If you ride on a lift or tow without authority shall be considered a trespasser.


RCW 79A.45.050

If you are involved in a collision it is YOUR responsibility to identify yourself to the other party involved or the ski patrol and seek assistance if needed. If you leave the scene without identifying yourself and seeking assistance you will be guilty of a misdemeanor.

RCW 79A.45.070

Skiing in an area or trail closed to the public-Penalty.

A person is guilty of a misdemeanor if the person knowlingly skis in an area or on a ski trail, owned or controlled by a ski area operator, that is closed to the public and that has signs posted indicating the closure.