Winter Trail Etiquette
- Pack out what you pack in. In other words, do not discard trash, but instead pack it in your pocket and dispose of it at home.
- On the trail, it is the responsibility of every person to maintain the trail in the best possible condition. Stay out of the ski tracks if you are not on skis. Snowshoers or hikers should walk outside of the ski tracks, closer to
the side of the trail.
- If a fast cross country skier yells out “track” to you, kindly move aside and let them pass.
- Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- If you must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above, then move to the side so others may easily pass.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- Communicate with your fellow outdoorspeople. If you're going to pass someone, try yelling out “on your left” or “on your right” so they know where you will pass.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings.