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
Stop in a safe place for you and
Whenever starting downhill or merging,
look uphill and yield.
Use devices to help prevent runaway
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
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