Ski Queenstown

Mountain Safety

The Remarkables follow a common set of rules on the mountain. We call this the Snow Responsibility Code. It ensures both your own and others’ safety.

The Snow Responsibility Code can be found across the mountain and is detailed below for you too.



Know your limits:

  • Ride to your ability, control your speed.
  • Be aware of the conditions.
  • Take a lesson.


Find your space:

  • Stop where you can be seen.
  • Give others room.
  • Look ahead.


Protect yourself:

  • Obey all signs and closures.
  • Tired, take a rest.
  • Wear a helmet.

Please note: it is also important that you regularly check the snow and weather conditions and ski/ride within your ability.

View our backcountry touring access guidelines. 


Avalanche Safety

Every second counts in an avalanche rescue. RECCO technology is a tool for professional rescuers to help locate buried victims wearing reflectors. Recco reflectors are built into ski boots, helmets, and clothing that many people wear. This is not recommended as the primary rescue system to use if you are planning to access the backcountry. However, it is an excellent secondary system for avalanche rescue.