Blackhawk’s Basic Rules, and Skier’s Responsibility Code

Last updated on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 2:17 pm  

Blackhawk’s Basic Rules

We are a volunteer organization. We have 11 rules we need everyone to follow to make everything run smoothly.

  1. Skiing and biking are reserved for members.
  2. Parents are responsible for their children. Skiers and bikers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  3. Regular hours will be scheduled for downhill skiing; cross country skiing and biking can be done at any time at your own risk.
  4. Please dispose of all trash properly. Anything you bring into the area, you need to take it out when you leave.
  5. Fires are allowed only in the chalets in the wood burning stoves and fireplaces.
  6. All pets must be kept outside of the chalets,  and off the downhill runs, cross country ski trails during the winter and off the ski jump outruns at all times.
  7. The ski jumps and outruns are for jumping competitions and training only. No snowboarding, sledding or mountain biking is allowed. Ski and bike only in the areas provided. Violators will lose their Blackhawk memberships.
  8. Sledding, tubing and tobogganing are prohibited at the ski area. Snowshoers and hikers are asked to stay off the groomed cross country trails.
  9. Helmets are not only a smart idea, but are required while biking at Blackhawk. Respect the trails.
  10. We ask members to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages during regular ski hours. Responsible drinking is permitted during special club events such as the Steak Fry, Ski Jumping Tournament, and Blackhawk Bash.
  11. For everyone’s skiing enjoyment, all members are asked to observe the Skier’s Responsibilty Code.

Skier’s Responsibility Code

Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers and snowboarders the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  1. Always stay 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 into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices 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 lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Know the Code, It is Your Responsibility!


Be safety conscious, please.

Officially endorsed by:
• National Ski Areas Association
• National Ski Patrol
• Professional Ski Instructors of America

WI Skier Safety Act was recently passed. Please click here for a downloadable copy.              Skiers safety act