Plan your route – choose trails appropriate to your ability and fitness.
Descending skiers have the right-of-way.
Pass oncoming people to the right.
Don’t obstruct the trail. If you fall, move off the trail quickly and step off the trail during breaks.
Don’t walk on the trails without skis or snowshoes – footprints ruin the groomed trails.
Care for your feet. Avoid blisters and cold feet – wear well-fitting, waterproof boots. Avoid too many layers of socks, which can impede circulation.
Watch the weather. Temperatures drop quickly after sunset. Be aware of the wind chill factor.
Dress for winter. Wear layers that can be added or removed –a base layer to wick moisture from your body; a warm middle layer; and an outer layer that is wind and water resistant.
Carry a daypack. Include a space blanket, first aid kit, matches, pocketknife, whistle, map, extra clothing, and water.
Know where you're going. Study the map and determine a route. Landmarks can be deceiving. If you get lost, stay on the trail, if possible, or follow a stream downhill to a road. After dark, seek shelter and stay put.