Links & Resources

Links

Please check out these interesting and important websites of our supporters and friends:

Resources: Alpine Responsibility Code

Common sense and personal awareness can help reduce certain elements of risk. Above all, regardless of how you decide to use the slopes or trails, always show courtesy to others, and please adhere to this code, sharing with others the responsibility for a safe outdoor experience.

1. Always stay in control. You must 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. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.

4. Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

5. If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, remain at the scene and identify yourself to the ski patrol.

6. Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.

7. Keep off closed trails and closed areas.

8. You must not use lifts or terrain if your ability is impaired through alcohol or drugs.

9. You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, rid and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the lift attendant.

 Resources: Comfort Factor

Canadians are weather watchers and they seldom make their decisions on outdoor activities without consulting a forecast. The use of weather forecasts has prompted the Ontario Snow Resorts Association to create a scale that will enable the public to accurately reflect the level of comfort they may expect while engaged in winter recreation.

This scale has been named the Comfort Factor and specifically relates wind chill to a set of parameters the public can use to enable them to enjoy winter activities. Snow resort operators have begun using the scale when reporting their ski, snowboard and other winter activities. We all believe that this new scale will assist everyone to determine the appropriate clothing for a great outdoor experience.

The Ontario Ministry of Tourism Ski and Snowboard Report will include the information on the Comfort Factor relating to clothing and other needs that will make for an enjoyable winter day outdoors.

COMFORT FACTOR
WIND CHILL EQUIVALENT
TEMP & WIND COMBINATIONS
COMFORT REQUIREMENTS
1. Very comfortable outdoor winter conditions. +4 +10C and 20K
to
+5 and 10k
Comfortable activity maintained with light winter clothing. Insulated clothing not required.
2. Comfortable outdoor conditions with adequate insulated clothing -12 +4C and 60K
to
-9C and 10K
Adequate insulating, dry clothng required to maintain core temperatures above +36C must be provided
3. Comfortable outdoor conditions require activity and quality outdoor clothing -20
to
-25
-3C and 55K
to
-18C and 10K
Keep active. Well made insulating, dry clothing a necessity. Clothing featuring layering a good recommendation. a hat is necessity.
4. Shortened outdoor activity with warm-up breaks. Cover all skin. -25
to
-50
-6C and 60K
to
-22C and 10K
Freezing of exposed skin can begin for most people depending on degree of activity and amount of sunshine. Cover all skin areas. Keep active and take frequent warm-up breaks.
5. Outdoor activity to be kept to a minimum -50
to
-67
-23C and 60K
to
-40 and 10K
Conditions for outdoor activity become dangerous. Exposed skin freezes in less than one minute at -50C

This information can be found at http://www.skiontario.ca/comfort.