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Safety & Risk Awareness

Safety & Risk Awareness

Exclusion Of Liability – Assumption of Risks

The use of ski area premises and facilities and participation in activities at ski areas involves various risks, dangers and hazards. It is a condition of your use of the premises and facilities and your participation in these activities that you assume all risk of personal injury, death or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever, including negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any duty of care on the part of the ski area operator. Your legal responsibility as a user of the ski area premises and facilities or participant in activities at the ski area is explained in the following notice, which you will see posted at the ski area.

For more information on ski area safety, please visit Ski Safety.

Alpine Responsibility Code

For your own safety and the safety of others, please adhere to the Alpine Responsibility Code at all times.

During Operational Season

When visiting Marmot Basin Ski Resort you will see a variety of signs around the mountain, please ensure to read and become familiar with them. They are for your safety!

For help in emergency situations please call dispatch at 780-883-0554

There is no sledding, tobogganing, tubing and hiking or ski touring allowed within the Marmot Basin Ski Area boundary. This is due to avalanche and other operational hazards. Additionally, it is for the safety and wellbeing of our staff and guests. All users of our facilities must hold a valid lift pass – These are available at Guest Services in the Lower Caribou Chalet.

Off Season Policy

During the off season Marmot Basin’s leasehold is Closed to the public. Recreational vehicles (snowmobiles, ATVs, dirt bikes), sledding, tobogganing, tubing, hiking and touring are NOT PERMITTED within the ski area leasehold.

As the tenure holder, Marmot Basin maintains the right to restrict access to the operational area for reasons of safety to our staff, guests and public. Those that do not respect closures will be reported to the RCMP for trespassing.

Drone Policy

As per Parks Canada, Marmot Basin prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones. This includes drones used for filming as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within Marmot Basin’s ski area boundary. This includes any drones launched or operated from within the ski area boundary as well as drones launched from outside the ski area boundary but flown in. Drones can also pose hazards in and around aerial lifts.

Overnight Staying/Camping

Due to Park Canada’s stipulations; we do not permit overnight stays on Marmot Basin’s leasehold. Camping and accommodation options are available through Parks Canada.

Open Container Policy

Alcohol consumption outside of the licensed areas within the Marmot Basin resort property, including outdoors, is strictly prohibited. Bringing your own personal alcohol for consumption anywhere on resort property is not allowed.

Infants Strapped to Back or Chest

Skiing or snowboarding with an infant strapped to your chest or on your back is prohibited at Marmot Basin. While we encourage young children get exposure to skiing and snowboarding, this method is unsafe and can cause serious injury to both yourself and your small child. Thank you for your understanding.

Area Boundary

If you proceed beyond there signs you are leaving the ski area boundary and there is no avalanche control or first aid. Those accessing the backcountry must be prepared for self-rescue. Please see lift ticket for emergency contact information. When in doubt, you can call 911.

In Bounds Avalanche Terrain

This sign on the left indicates the area is closed while avalanche control is underway or while avalanche hazards exist within the Marmot Basin leasehold. Disobeying this sign will result in suspension of skiing/riding privileges on site and/or being charged with trespassing. The sign on the right means you are entering open avalanche terrain inside the ski area boundary. Please proceed with caution and use your best judgement.


Please pay attention to the environment around you. Use your best judgment and common sense to safely navigate through the terrain. Be prepared for the unexpected. Please stay extra vigilant in regards to potential danger or warnings about a change in terrain on any part of the mountain. Conditions can change on an hourly or daily basis.

Caution Snowmobile Route

These signs indication that snowmobiles may use this route (sometimes regularly) at any time. However, please be aware of snowmobiles on all parts of the mountain.