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Hill Safety

This is an “On-The-Mountain” test. Expect to be answering questions from your Judge while riding lifts and observing mountain terrain.

Seek out a Lift Maintenance Technician at your ski area for training and education, as you will need a comprehensive understanding of lifts.  Gain an understanding of signage, heights, operation, electric motors, auxiliary power units, braking systems, fail safes, and tower, carrier, and haul rope features.  In addition, know your ski area's marking policy, lift evacuation plan, search and rescue plans and terrain park operations.

For additional details on testing and criteria, download the APP Hill Safety Testing Criteria PDF document, and refer to the additional references to the right.


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