Safety

At Silver Star Mountain Resort the safety of our guests is paramount. It is our hope that you will take the time to read this portion of the website in order to support our efforts to ensure that you and other guests have a fun and safe visit.

To make your visit To Silver Star a safe and fun experience, check out the following guidelines:

  • Identify meeting points with your group in case you become separated from your companions. All group members should know where to meet should separation occur.
  • Stay in bounds no matter how tempting that terrain may be! Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas. Trails and areas are closed for guest safety. Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings. Signs, markings and fences are in place for the safety of our guests. Ignoring these messages may put guests at greater risk. Those who violate closures will lose lift privileges.
  • Think about where you stop on the hill. Take a rest on the side of the trail. Do not stop under rollovers where you can't be seen from above or around blind corners on cat tracks.
  • Hot temperatures increase the likelihood of dehydration. Always carry water and rehydrate regularly. Dress in layers, and keep an eye on exposed skin. Weather conditions can change quickly. Be prepared.
  • Do not leave the injured biker/hiker alone. Do not move the injured person. While one person remains with the injured biker/hiker make sure another reports the accident to any bike patroller or the nearest lift operator – say what the person is wearing – there can be more than one accident on the same run at the same time. Have someone stand uphill from the accident to give a verbal warning to other users when someone, including a bike patrol, is attending to the patient. Give the exact location of the accident and nature of the injury and wait for the patroller. Reassure the patient and keep them calm. Do not move them or attempt to treat them unless you are qualified in first aid.
  • Protect your eyes with sun glasses and always wear sunscreen and a hat. Drink lots of water to stay well hydrated and bring a snack for longer hikes.
  • Please be aware while loading and unloading on the chairlift. It takes time for a chairlift to come to a complete stop, not unlike a large truck or train. Make sure that you give the chair a wide berth as it loads the group in front of you and be prepared to unload at the top of the mountain. If you need assistance, feel free to ask one of our lift attendants and we will gladly help.
  • ALWAYS lower your restraining bar while riding on the lift. Do not lift the bar until you meet the "Raise Restraining Device" sign for your own safety.
  • Bike Patrol's phone number is on your lift ticket.