Every day of the ski season, a professional team of ski patrollers and preventionnists make sure that skiers and snowboarders are safe on the mountain.
Join the ski patrol and you will have:
If you are interested, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to answer all your questions.
Please contact us in September at the latest. Training starts on October 5th 2019.
Ski patrollers ensure security on the mountain and are ready to help skiers at any time. They make sure that signage and ski conditions are safe. Each patroller has official training from the Institut national de secourisme du Québec. They are prepared for any situation, from answering a question about safety to providing first aid after a major incident. They are there for you!
Preventionnists, who apply the Mountain Code of Conduct, work in collaboration with the ski patrol. Their responsibility is to prevent incidents and give a hand to the ski patrol if needed. Whether it is for simple security advice or any type of question, preventionists will gladly help you!
Mountain Code of Conduct – Your responsibility
For your safety and that of others, please read the Mountain Code of Conduct. Make sure you know the right practices to apply at any ski resort in Quebec.
Mountain Code of Conduct
Code adopted under the Act respecting safety in sports.
This Code applies to every person engaging in snow sports.
- Remain in control of your speed and direction. Make sure you can stop and avoid any person or obstacle.
- Yield the right of way to people downhill and choose a course that ensures their safety.
- Stop on a trail only if you are visible from above and not obstructing the trail.
- Yield the right of way to people uphill when entering a trail as well as at intersections.
- If you are involved in or witness an accident, remain on the scene and identify yourself to a first-aider
- At all times, use and wear a device to prevent runaway equipment.
- Stay off lifts and trails if your ability is impaired by alcohol or drugs.
- Obey all signs and warnings, never venture between the trails, onto closed trails or off the trail zone.
Signage at the mountain
Respecting the signage is:
- Ensuring your own security by staying in the skiable area
- Protecting skiers on the trails
- Preserving the zones between trails, the environment and our natural heritage
Ski the glades. Save the woods.
Make the most of this unique concept of glade skiing by respecting the signage on the mountain and contributing to preserve every trail and junction as they were initially designed with respect for nature and the delights of skiing in mind. Not respecting the signage could cause tree diseases, harm the undergrowth, cause erosion and severe winds on trails. Thank you for staying on-track!
To get tips on mountain safety, advice on the right equipment to wear on a ski day, information about helmets and on the right practices to adopt while skiing on the trails and in the snow park, and more, visit the maneige.ski website, created by the Quebec Ski Area Association (ASSQ).
The ABC of safety on the mountain with children
Make sure your children know about the Mountain Code of Conduct. For example, teach them to look both ways before engaging on a trail, as we do before crossing the street!
Stay aware to recognize when your children are tired or cold.
With you children, establish a short procedure in case they go on another trail and lose sight of you. For example, chose a meeting point that is easy to see and to get to, or tell your child to ask an adult for help to get to the customer service desk at the main chalet Alt. 400 m, where a SUTTON employee can call the parent’s name via the speakers.