The Do's and Donts for skiing and Snowboarding

The Do's and Donts for skiing and Snowboarding

Today I want to discuss a few of the Do’s and Don’ts of skiing and snowboarding. This video is intended to help share the safety and fun of being on the hill. If I missed anything, let me know in the comments below!

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50 Comments

  1. LogUnder on April 20, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    If you’re a beginner and you’re having trouble going down the mountain, is it alright to stop a little and try to figure stuff out?

  2. genie michelle on April 20, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    OH OH ANOTHER ONE:. POLE SWINGING – I had my lip split open by an 11-year-old girl that wanted to point towards the direction she was asking about split my lip scratch my nose and scratch my $230 brand new goggles. When I see pole swingers I frickin duck now. keep the tips of those poles pointed towards the snow better yet in this snow!

  3. Carlo Warlo on April 20, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    This dude is whack.

  4. Kait Scott on April 20, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    If you potentially cause someone to fall or even if you weren’t the cause and it was bad. See if they’re ok! I’ve had really nasty falls and the people kept going which is just really rude…

  5. Daniel Svendsen on April 20, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Dude you should have the bar down all the time lol can’t get pissed off when somebody puts the bar down it’s a normal thing to do

  6. Samuel Taladay on April 20, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Where is that mountain at

  7. BandoSensei- on April 20, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    In the first instance with you wanting them to not put the rail down so you can adjust your boots isn’t valid at all, it may be the person’s next to you first time riding. If you visibly get angry for people putting the bar down because they’re 20+ feet in the air. You straight up shouldnt be be snowboarding. Sum up the rant it’s not about you

  8. William Kraus on April 20, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Just learning to snowboard and these were super helpful.

  9. genie michelle on April 20, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Good for you We need more of these type of videos on safety and etiquette.

    I like the real estate part – I’m a private ski instructor and I always tell people when they’re ready to advance and get on the intermediate run for their first time, I let them know there are different levels of skiers on this run and you can’t take the whole run to make your turns. the beginner hills different everybody’s slow and learning. here you’ve got intermediates practicing so that are learning too. So what you need to do on an intermediate blue run, is cut the hill in half and use half the hill to make your turns, so that people going faster can use the other side of the hill to pass you.

    safe places to stop because more people are on the hill riding this season… is more important than ever. If you’re wearing black don’t stop in the shade. where bright colors like this guy with the red jacket.

    bar etiquette is important because not everyone’s wearing a helmet and we have metal bars in Tahoe so you get slammed in the back ahead with one of those you’re able to go unconscious and write off the left 30 ft in the air.

    Just like a car on ice never go faster than you can stop ot turn.

    remember that you begin and end where your skis or board begins and ends. Your responsible in a lift line, for not climbing on other people’s gear. somebody pays $1,300 for the stokely’s, they don’t want you on top of them. (A good joke is to turn around and say hey I like to be on top). There’s always those people who think it’s okay to use the human in front of them to stop and lift lines. Like hey that’s what your polls are for. I just turn around and ask nicely Don’t use my skis to stop and slow down. I’ve been slammed into the back of my binding and a lift line by a 6’4 man that sent me flying.

    bullying on the chairlift or in lift lines:. Just take their picture and turn it into ski patrol there’s no point in responding or escalating the bully.

    If you’re visiting another mountain like when I was visiting Mammoth (shout out to his mammoth sweatshirt) and I started feeling like oh I’m now one of those annoying people that does all the s*** that bugs me on my home mountain. So exercise extra caution when you’re not familiar with the territory. I just told everybody my name was Dorothy and where am I lol

    If somebody’s being pushing trying to get ahead of you in the Funitel line, let them. They’re probably not that good and you’ll get more runs in anyway.

    If you’re smashed into the Funitel like sardines, try a sing along if you’ve got a speaker like I do. The guy next to me had that idea today and he had me put on Sweet Caroline and then we shouted out sing along! everyone in that Funitel sang the choruses lol. It was a great ride.

    If you see somebody laying in the snow go ask him if they’re okay and if they’re not conscious call Ski patrol. set their skis and poles in an X So nobody hits them.

    WHERE A HELMET – I’m experienced skier died this year on my home mountain because he had a tree with no helmet.

    Don’t do what the lady did today trying to cut the line by going under the fence under the chairlift and almost got hit by the chair.

    watch a few videos on people falling off chairs and put your bar down. especially if it’s windy. A lady got blown off one of our lifts in a 50 mph gust. She didn’t weigh much and she wasn’t that far from takeoff fortunately.

    If you see one of those doofus Dad’s taking his beginner child out on an expert run… Just take their picture and show to ski patrol so they can go talk to Mr Dad.

    If you got to pass somebody, be loud — I used to say on your left on your right, Now I find as long as I’m loud it doesn’t matter what I say I could be say yippee ki-yay.

    If you’re skiing on a main run and you know there’s other runs that come in to that run or chutes that drop into that run… Don’t flip and ski a ride that side! move over to the middle or the right side…

    And please use any of the above in your future videos!!!

    We had a 3-year-old killed by a out of control snowboarder at Mountain this year in Tahoe. collisions can injure people, and the smaller person that gets hit is going to be the one that gets the most hurt. high speeds out of control on firm snow or ice You hit a little ice patch and you hit a kid smaller than you… You’re sending someone to the hospital.

  10. Motor rider on April 20, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Last time i was skiing i was 5 and broke my leg lol

  11. Dakota Finney on April 20, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    The fact that I had a group of skiers SLAM the bar down on my head when I was bent over adjusting my boot after I got on the lift while I was snowboarding on Friday is hilarious.

  12. Scandal929 on April 20, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Liking the content, the lift line and others hitting my board might be the most annoying, but I keep it cool. Like that IG callout for Ellie.Weiler. Nice effect.

  13. Brady Lott on April 20, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    if you dont take the lift up w the bar down clearly you havent graduated 7th grade. there is nothing wrong w riding w the bar down because you know, thats the ssfe way.

  14. Lucas ex gamer on April 20, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Cool im 600th comment

  15. VRverse on April 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Here’s a rule… wear a helmet

  16. Tactical Dev on April 20, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I tell someone if I’m passing close on the right or left so we don’t turn into each other

  17. J T on April 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Yoooo! I just snowboarded keystone for the first time ever this past weekend. Sooooooo cool

  18. Silent blade on April 20, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    I was just at keystone last week

  19. Afshin Mansoorieh on April 20, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Great public service , thank you for posting. this type of education should be included as part of all ski lessons to avoid learning the hard way, but it’s rarely done and if so, only in passing.
    Thank you.

  20. omida mama on April 20, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    The bar of the ski lift should be down. It is a saftey issue. I get extremely annoyed if someone compromised my safety to tie his/hers ties.

  21. Nolan Ezzet on April 20, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Link to the mittens?

  22. Ocean Steinhour They, He, She on April 20, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    the fact I was just in winter park yesterday

  23. Michele on April 20, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    My son is 12 new snowboarder. Thanks for this.

  24. Bennett Morrison on April 20, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    my name is bennett to

  25. Giovanni Dimarco on April 20, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    The thing I absolutely despise, is ski or snowboard teachers which don’t look after their students, which then cause pretty bad problems. Also snowboarders who sit down right behind the ridge of a slope, who you then hit.

  26. nope on April 20, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Disagree with pole clicking being a problem. If I approach someone on a narrow cat track and I’m quietly coming up on you I’ll yip or click casually just to let you know im there. Might throw a "coming on your left/right" out. Great video though.

  27. Brady Lott on April 20, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    lmaoo ur such a pussy you probably don’t even know how to drive

  28. Ser Woolsley on April 20, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    So basically commonsense

  29. oregonxyz on April 20, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    don’t: snowboarders who ride down the hill chest first with the board sideways and push all the snow down the hill

  30. Andy Scott on April 20, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    I HATE people riding up on my board in the lift line. Not cool 😡

  31. Steve Schubert on April 20, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks for that video. Nice for remembering and to keep learning. I hope i spot you someday👍🏻💪🏻

  32. DAAN_oontje on April 20, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Its very weird for me to see that in the us you don’t put the bar down. Its a piece of safety so you don’t fall out (it’s not there for no reason).
    I have been skiing in Austria for 10+ years and it’s always the first thing you do when you get on a chairlift. And ofcourse you check if everyone is ready for that, but you don’t sit or be purposely in the way of the bar (like you did with strapping your shoe).
    We do have these plastic shields on chairlifts and when you want to pull that down you obviously ask the other people on the lift if they want that aswel

  33. bab on April 20, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Hey idk if you’ll see this, but I’m praying to someone you will.. but hey I’m cam I have a neuromuscular disease that has left me with foot drop (unable to move both my ankles) I really want to start up snowboarding. I used to longboard and skate but it’s been ages. So I think I get the gist of snowboarding but what tips would you have for me, is this a good sport to take up at this time?

  34. Scaledi on April 20, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    keystone seems like a crazy place. mountain safety, resting stops, people clinking their poles!?

  35. Jack Y on April 20, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    what goggles and helmet are you wearing

  36. Cordell Newton on April 20, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    learned to snowboard there 15 years ago and it’s a great park to learn and build skills

  37. FTATF on April 20, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Strapping in standing up just doesn’t as solid of a strap. When you sit down you can really your leg and foot and really seat it in there. Then stand up and make a small adjustment if necessary

  38. Barry Dworak on April 20, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Having worked as a lifty once, I have to concur with the beaver slap. It’s really annoying.

    In some conditions, it’s hard to maintain a loading ramp that won’t make people slide out getting to the chair. The lifty will be raking and chopping ice. Then some jerk beaverslaps the loading ramp 8 times because it doesn’t really work. His board is still packed with ice and you have to run out there and rake again.

  39. Jacob Lundgren on April 20, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Hold up, is it not obvious to put down the bar? If I need to loosen my boots i always to it when it’s down because there’s No time and No reason to do it when it’s up
    Or is it different in other countries?

  40. KrysiaXo on April 20, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    love it

  41. Joseph Hewitt on April 20, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Curious- what day/dayof the week is this when you filmed this? Was it a holiday? Busy place

  42. Icefrog on April 20, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    that place looks so crowded. must be a horrible experience boarding there.

  43. MS_VIVE on April 20, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    I get when the person infront has the right of way but when people are taking the whole trail that i think is a problem

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  45. Adam Kreuz on April 20, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    This is a great video! I’ve only been on a board twice and that was 15 years ago and it wasn’t anywhere near as crowded as that place. I want to get back in to it but not piss everyone off, great tips

  46. Kenton Williams on April 20, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    I think you have good intentions and a lot of these suggestions are fine but some of them are i feel from the eyes of a person that has not spent much time working on snow in resort.

  47. Matt AF on April 20, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Great content , lift line spacing is tops for me , space it out people we will all get to the lift .

  48. Heath Dumler on April 20, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    There’s so many people there!
    I hate it when snowboarders are above their skill level in the trees and just go down like a road grader pushing all the powder out of the run where you’re down riding on sticks and grass.

  49. Andrijana Stankovska on April 20, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Yes; please do a park-orientated video. If you have captions/heading it really helps drive these important tips home.

  50. genie michelle on April 20, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Good for you We need more of these type of videos on safety and etiquette.

    I like the real estate part – I’m a private ski instructor and I always tell people when they’re ready to advance and get on the intermediate run for their first time, I let them know there are different levels of skiers on this run and you can’t take the whole run to make your turns. the beginner hills different everybody’s slow and learning. here you’ve got intermediates practicing so that are learning too. So what you need to do on an intermediate blue run, is cut the hill in half and use half the hill to make your turns, so that people going faster can use the other side of the hill to pass you.

    safe places to stop because more people are on the hill riding this season… is more important than ever. If you’re wearing black don’t stop in the shade. where bright colors like this guy with the red jacket.

    bar etiquette is important because not everyone’s wearing a helmet and we have metal bars in Tahoe so you get slammed in the back ahead with one of those you’re able to go unconscious and write off the left 30 ft in the air.

    Just like a car on ice never go faster than you can stop ot turn.

    remember that you begin and end where your skis or board begins and ends. Your responsible in a lift line, for not climbing on other people’s gear. somebody pays $1,300 for the stokely’s, they don’t want you on top of them. (A good joke is to turn around and say hey I like to be on top). There’s always those people who think it’s okay to use the human in front of them to stop and lift lines. Like hey that’s what your polls are for. I just turn around and ask nicely Don’t use my skis to stop and slow down. I’ve been slammed into the back of my binding and a lift line by a 6’4 man that sent me flying.

    bullying on the chairlift or in lift lines:. Just take their picture and turn it into ski patrol there’s no point in responding or escalating the bully.

    If you’re visiting another mountain like when I was visiting Mammoth (shout out to his mammoth sweatshirt) and I started feeling like oh I’m now one of those annoying people that does all the s*** that bugs me on my home mountain. So exercise extra caution when you’re not familiar with the territory. I just told everybody my name was Dorothy and where am I lol

    If somebody’s being pushing trying to get ahead of you in the Funitel line, let them. They’re probably not that good and you’ll get more runs in anyway.

    If you’re smashed into the Funitel like sardines, try a sing along if you’ve got a speaker like I do. The guy next to me had that idea today and he had me put on Sweet Caroline and then we shouted out sing along! everyone in that Funitel sang the choruses lol. It was a great ride.

    If you see somebody laying in the snow go ask him if they’re okay and if they’re not conscious call Ski patrol. set their skis and poles in an X So nobody hits them.

    WHERE A HELMET – I’m experienced skier died this year on my home mountain because he had a tree with no helmet.

    Don’t do what the lady did today trying to cut the line by going under the fence under the chairlift and almost got hit by the chair.

    watch a few videos on people falling off chairs and put your bar down. especially if it’s windy. A lady got blown off one of our lifts in a 50 mph gust. She didn’t weigh much and she wasn’t that far from takeoff fortunately.

    If you see one of those doofus Dad’s taking his beginner child out on an expert run… Just take their picture and show to ski patrol so they can go talk to Mr Dad.

    If you got to pass somebody, be loud — I used to say on your left on your right, Now I find as long as I’m loud it doesn’t matter what I say I could be say yippee ki-yay.

    If you’re skiing on a main run and you know there’s other runs that come in to that run or chutes that drop into that run… Don’t flip and ski a ride that side! move over to the middle or the right side…

    And please use any of the above in your future videos!!!

    We had a 3-year-old killed by a out of control snowboarder at Mountain this year in Tahoe. collisions can injure people, and the smaller person that gets hit is going to be the one that gets the most hurt. high speeds out of control on firm snow or ice You hit a little ice patch and you hit a kid smaller than you… You’re sending someone to the hospital.

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