Welcome to Your Health & Safety page for BC’s Ski Areas
We’ve curated a variety of content to help you get a sense of your unique sector profile, including:
- How many businesses are operating?
- Who is getting injured?
- What is causing the injuries?
- What are the costs associated with those injuries?
Here you’ll find a selection of health & safety resources to help mitigate the most common injuries in this sector. Our goal is to help employers build a workplace culture that keeps workers safe.
About the Sector
The ski areas sector includes businesses that operate ski hills, including ski lifts, gondolas, and cable cars. The sector also includes ski rental, ski lessons and other ski support functions. Ski areas can range from large “destination” resorts, to mid-sized local resorts and community/volunteer run ski hills.
As part of your ski business, you may also operate other facilities including food and beverage and accommodation. We recommend taking a look at these sector pages too.
Registered businesses operating in this sector
rate for 2024
Injury Profile Dashboard
Guide to Managing Workplace Impairment and Developing an Impairment Policy
This WorkSafeBC guide to managing workplace impairment and developing an effective impairment policy has now been translated into seven languages. go2HR is BC’s tourism & hospitality,
Handbook for Joint Health and Safety Committees
This handbook is designed to help support effective joint health and safety committees in BC. go2HR is BC’s tourism & hospitality, human resources and health & safety association
Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Tool for Ski Areas
This tool is a sample risk assessment conducted in a medium-sized ski area. It describes how to use the risk assessment matrix and assesses many common ski area departments and locations.
Navigating Challenging Slopes: Injury Management for Ski Areas
The "Navigating Challenging Slopes" suite of resources will help you manage occupational injury and illness claims and get employees back to work in a safe and timely manner.
Safety Talk for Ski Areas: Slips, Trips and Fall Prevention
Communicate the safety tips in this safety talk to help reduce slips, trips and falls in the workplace.
Shift into Winter
This website includes resources and training tools to help drivers stay safe on the road during the winter.
SkiRad Fitness for Snow Sports - Video series
Be fit for snowsports and reduce the risk of injury by following these exercise videos.