Most ski area websites have lots of information about skiing and riding safety. Our website's safety page and FAQ's page would be a good start for you to gain knowledge before you even get here. You can learn the Skiers Responsibility Code, articles of Wisconsin state law regarding skiing, helmet usage facts and lots more. Please use diligence to learn more about skiing and riding safely before you come to the slopes, or send your children to the slopes.
Ski areas in the U.S. put signs at the top of their trails showing the relative degree of difficulty for each trail. "Green circles" are the easier runs, "blue squares" are more difficult and "black diamonds" are the most difficult. Review the trail map and start with the easier trails and work your way up.
Beginning skiers and snowboarders will learn how to stop, turn, slow down and (often) load/unload beginner chairlifts properly when taught by a qualified instructor. But don't stop with the beginner lesson! Keep taking lessons and your will skiing will be safer, easier and more fun.
Parents and chaperones- please do your part to understand skiing safety and talk to your children before they hit the slopes. Tell them about your expectations for their conduct at the hill. The vast majority of kids wear helmets for skiing and snowboarding- tell your child that they must wear a helmet if that is what your expectation is.
Wearing a helmet will probably reduce the severity of a head injury. Most people wear helmets while skiing, and helmet usage grows by leaps and bounds every year. We highly recommend wearing a helmet.