TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — The holiday season is here, and for many, that means family gatherings and ski vacations.

Last season, Dr. Jeffrey Greenbaum medical director at St. Johns’s Health in the Emergency Department and medical director at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Patrol shared these tips for navigating potentially crowded slopes.

  1. Know the Code and stay in control.
  2. If you can’t stop then you’re going too fast.
  3. Practice defensive skiing.
  4. Never stop where uphill skiers cannot see you.
  5. Always stop on the side of the slope, not the center.
  6. Keep your group size small.
  7. Look uphill before starting from stationary or when merging.
  8. Don’t take blind jumps without a spotter.
  9. Teach your kids the ‘Rules of the Road.’
  10. Don’t leave the scene of an accident, wait for Patrol.

At JHMR full-day lift tickets are sold out Dec. 27 – 31. At the time of publishing, Snow King and Grand Targhee still have passes available during those dates.

Check out the snow and weather report here.