The Hazards of Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding involve various risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to, the following:

  • boarding, riding and disembarking ski lifts;
  • changing weather conditions;
  • avalanches;
  • exposed rock, earth, ice, and other natural objects;
  • trees, tree wells, tree stumps and forest deadfall;
  • the condition of snow or ice on or beneath the surface;
  • variations in the terrain, which may create blind spots or areas of reduced visibility;
  • variations in the surface or sub-surface, including changes due to man-made or artificial snow;
  • and variable and difficult conditions, which include:
    • streams, creeks, and exposed holes in the snowpack above streams or creeks; cliffs; crevasses;
    • groomer paths, road banks or cut-banks;
    • collision with lift towers, fences, snow-making equipment, snow grooming equipment, snowmobiles or other vehicles, equipment or structures;
    • encounters with domestic and wild animals, including dogs and bears;
    • collision with other persons;
    • loss of balance or control; slips, trips and falls;
    • accidents during snow school lessons; negligent first aid;
    • failure to act safely or within one’s own ability or to stay within designated areas;
    • negligence of other persons, and
    • negligence on the part of the operator and its directors, officers, employees, instructors, agents, representatives, volunteers, independent contractors, subcontractors, sponsors, successors and assigns.

There’s a new way to register for leisure programs or book a facility. It’s easy to create an account! If you need help getting started, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.



The French interface of our new registration system is still under development, however it is important that the City goes live with the new system as the existing registration and facility booking system is no longer supported by the vendor. Residents can still receive this service in French by calling 311 to have a French-speaking operator process bookings or registrations. The French interface will be launched in time for the fall/winter registration period.