RULES OF CONDUCT AND SAFETY
The use of the slopes, the skin track and the access to the ski center are allowed in consideration of the acceptance of the rules of conduct and safety on the trails and the skin track and also the risks inherent in the practice of this sport. Anyone who practices uphill skiing and autonomous uphill skiing recognizes and accepts these risks and assumes full responsibility for any resulting damage. The right of access is granted in consideration of your commitment to respect the rules of conduct and safety in vigor at the ski center. In case of default, this right of access may be terminated without notice or refund.
AT ALL TIMES:
– Check the conditions of the trails and the skin track before leaving.
– You must purchase a right of access before you engage the skin track.
– Refer to and respect the landmarks on the uphill skiing map.
– Respect opening and closing times of designated areas.
– There is no patrol in the skin track, even during the ski centers operating hours.
– Stay clear and line up.
– It is forbidden to go down in the skin track.
– It is forbidden to access the closed slopes.
OUTSIDE REGULAR OPERATING HOURS (AUTONOMOUS ALPINE HIKING)
Areas are not patrolled, unsecured and marked. Surfaces are not maintained and obstacles may be present. You may encounter snowmobiles, snow groomers, snow making equipment, skiers or snowboarders. Be alert! In the event of a vehicle encounter, stop on the side of the trails.
At night, signal your presence with a white forehead light.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, REPORTING ANY EMERGENCY AND POSSIBLE EVACUATION. FIRST AID KNOWLEDGE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
The ski centers administration reserves the right to charge a minimum fee of $250 for any request for assistance outside of its operating hours and/or outside of its marked slopes and trails.
Travel only in areas where ascent and descent are permitted.
Be vigilant and follow the rules. It’s your responsibility!
Do not ride alone (group of three or more are recommended) and bring your personal communication system. In the event of an accident, your group may need to provide first aid, get help and evacuate. Be prepared!
In uphill skiing, the ascent and descent require different intensities. It is often colder at the top. Make sure you are physically fit and have appropriate clothing. It is recommended to have in your possession: a whistle, food, warm change of clothes, a first aid kit and a headlamp.
Let someone know about your activity (guardian angel). Let them know your departure time, route and estimated time of arrival. Notify your guardian angel of your return as soon as possible.
Leave no waste or traces of your passage. Be eco-responsible!
Consult the complete mountain advice sheet
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
During the hours of operation, the path of ascent is not patrolled. Rescue on report only. Anticipate a waiting period.
Out of hours of operation (autonomous alpine hike), no patrols are conducted. Call 911.
The mountain is covered by the cellular network. However, depending on the conditions, the signal may be weak or non-existent. In the event of an accident, you may need to provide first aid and evacuation.
FQME STAMP APPROVAL
WELCOME TO THE FQME MEMBERS!
This ski center is sanctioned by the Fédération Québécoise de la Montagne et de l’Escalade (FQME). If you are a member of the FQME (with the ski option), your insurance covers the practice of your uphill skiing activity at the ski center. However, you must obtain your right of access from the ski center.
AT ANY TIME, YOU MUST BUY YOUR RIGHT OF ACCESS!
Access to the mountain of a ski center for the practice of uphill skiing outside the operating hours is a privilege. Le Petit Chamonix is pleased to offer you this opportunity. By purchasing your right of access, you help to support the efforts made to ensure the safe cohabitation of the practice of autonomous uphill skiing and other maintenance activities on the mountain.
Get your annual card or your right of access online or come and meet us at the chalet.
Rental of alpine hiking equipment and introductory activities are also offered.
Uphill skiing in a ski center is an initiative resulting from the collaboration of:
GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC
LE PETIT CHAMONIX
RED PINE TOURISM
CHIC-CHAC / MONT MILLER
CAP-CHAT OUTDOOR CENTRE
CENTRE PLEIN AIR HAUTE-GASPÉSIE