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Waivers & Responsibilities

Colorado Ski Safety Act

I acknowledge the Colorado Ski Safety Act has been provided to me on the back of my lift ticket and understand that the full unabridged version has been made available to me if I choose to read it.

Full version of the Colorado Ski Safety Act.

Skiing and snowboarding can be HAZARDOUS. The Colorado Legislature, recognizing the dangers and risks inherent to the sport, has seen fit to amend the Ski Safety Act to provide as follows:


Under Colorado law, a skier assumes the risk of any injury to person or property resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing and may not recover from any ski area operator for any injury resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing, including: Changing weather conditions; existing and changing snow conditions; bare spots; rocks; stumps; trees; collisions with natural objects, man-made objects, or other skiers; variations in terrain; the failure of skiers to ski within their own abilities.

Lift Passengers Responsibilities

1. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely. Ask lift attendant or ski school for help if you have never ridden a lift before.
2. I acknowledge I need to be an active participant every time I load a lift. It is my responsibility to take each ride seriously to ensure my safety and the safety of others.
3. Being distracted when loading/unloading a lift can endanger myself, as well as the safety of other riders. I will not be on my cell phone or other electronic devices as I load/unload a chair.
4. Horseplay or throwing objects from a chairlift is absolutely unacceptable and could cause you to fall out of the chair and possibly de-rope the lift; endangering everyone else on line.
5. Intentionally jumping off the chairlift will not be tolerated and will result in a ticket from Mineral Country Sheriff for public endangerment.
6. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol. I understand drinking alcohol on a chair lift is against the law and is not safe. I will not drink alcohol on the chairlifts.
7. I understand that lifts and terrain can be closed at any time due to weather/conditions/lift maintenance.

Your Responsibility Code:

1. Always ski in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
4. Whenever starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
5. Always use device to help prevent runaway equipment.
6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
7. Prior to using any lifts, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
8. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
9. If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

Ski School Liability



  1. The person who is participating in Ski School shall be referred to hereinafter as "Student". The "Undersigned" means only the student when the student is age 18 or older OR it means both the Student and the Student's parent or legal guardian when the Student is under the age of 18. The Undersigned agree and understand that taking part in ski school, skiing, snowboarding and using ski area facilities, including the lifts, for any purpose (hereinafter the "Activity"), can be HAZARDOUS AND INVOLVES THE RISK OF PHYSICAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH.

Refund Policy

Wolf Creek Ski Area does not give compensation as a result of any weather conditions, lift delays, early lift closures, limited lift availability, limited terrain/terrain closures, lift lines, snow conditions, injuries, road conditions or skier's equipment problems.
Any changes to pre-purchased tickets, lessons and rentals must be requested no later than 48 hours before the product date and will incur a $25 processing fee PER TICKET/LESSON/RENTAL. Multi-day tickets are consecutive days only, no makeup days and no refunds for missed days.
Unused tickets, lessons and rentals are NOT refundable or transferable to another date/season.  All sales are final. No refunds.