Winter Safety/Responsibility Code
Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways. At Seven Oaks, and other areas, you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.
- Always stay in control.
- People ahead of you have the right of way.
- Stop in a safe place for you and others.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
- Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
- Know how to use the lifts safely.
Be safety conscious and KNOW THE CODE. IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Freestyle Terrain may contain jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, bump terrain and other constructed or natural terrain features. PRIOR to using Freestyle Terrain, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with Freestyle Terrain and obeying all instructions, warnings and signs. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground, and in the air. Smart Style is all about safety and having the knowledge to enjoy your freedom and freestyle terrain. The four main points of Smart Style include:
1. Make a Plan
Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
2. Look Before You Leap
Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
3. Easy Style It
Start small and work your way up.
4. Respect Gets Respect
From the lift line through the park.
Seven Oaks Recreation, Inc. Drone Policy (11-4-15)
Out of safety concerns for guests, employees and ski area property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, this ski area prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without the prior written authorization from the ski area. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the ski area boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from the ski area boundaries, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the ski area boundaries. Please contact Joel Bryan at 515-432-9457 if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any aerial drones.
Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement as well as those policies separately established by this ski area, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.
Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing or snowboarding or snow tubing privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscating of any drone equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees.
Our onsite bar, Coal Creek Lounge, is certainly a great place to grab an adult beverage while at Seven Oaks. During all of our pre-season staff training, we emphasize that we are a ski area with a bar and not a bar with a ski area.
Alcohol policy at Seven Oaks:
- No one under 21 will be served – we I.D.
- Per state law, any alcohol consumed here must be purchased from Seven Oaks
- Alcohol may only be consumed at the base of the slopes or in the buildings- not on the lifts or on-hill
- Do not over consume – intoxication leads to poor judgement
- We do appreciate everyone that enjoys a drink responsibly! Thank you!
All skiers/snowboarders/snow tubers must have a purchased lift ticket and signed liability waiver to be on the slopes. We do allow a limited number of non-skiing/snowboarding parents to be on the School Yard, with a purchased lift ticket, helping their child.
Spectators are allowed on the snow but must stay at the very bottom of the slopes and it is their responsibility to stay clear of all skiers/snowboarders/snow tubers.
Backpacks: We do not recommend wearing a backpack while on a lift/rope tow. We DO NOT allow skiers and snowboarders to ski/snowboard while packing a child, including the learning area.
All ski and board equipment used on the slopes must have a metal edge and bindings, such as skis, snowboards, and ski blades. We do not allow snow skates, ski bikes, or ski skateboards on the slopes.
Pets are only allowed in our parking lot and must not pose any hardship on other patrons. The pets must be on a leash or in your vehicle and you must clean up after the pet.
If this causes you hardship please see one of the Seven Oaks management team.