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How to Report an Accident

In the event of an emergency on the mountain, please call 307-739-2650.

If you are involved in an accident on the hill, the Skier Responsibility Code and state law requires you to stop and assist. Ensure that the emergency services are alerted. Depending on the circumstances and location of the accident, there are two ways to do this:

  1. Phone the ski patrol. There should be an emergency number on the resort map, or you may see it at the base station of the resort. Saving it on your mobile phone before you hit the slopes is a good idea. To contact ski patrol, please call 307.739.2650.
  2. Ask someone else to ski/board down to the nearest lift station where the lift attendant can be alerted, and they can contact the ski patrol.

The ski patrol will want to know three details:

  1. The exact location of the incident. Try to give as much information as possible. Many runs will have numbered lift towers nearby that are a great help. If you have a GPS, you can obviously give the exact coordinates.
  2. The nature of the accident. Relay what happened and list any potential hazards.
  3. The number of injured parties and an idea of the type of injuries (if possible). Let them know if children are involved. Finally, in particular, alert the ski patrol if there is someone who is unconscious, not breathing or who has head or spinal injuries.

Once the emergency services have been alerted (e.g., the ski patrol), prioritize the following:

• SAFETY — consider yourself, the scene and the casualty (in that order)
• AIRWAY — control cervical spine, if necessary
• BREATHING — provide adequate ventilation
• CIRCULATION — control hemorrhage

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