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Code of Conduct

Competitor Responsibilities

Every participating member of WARP agrees to:

  • Represent themselves, the sport of alpine skiing, and WARP with the highest level of integrity. This reflects the professional attitude that our Program and all enrolled athletes will work to achieve.
  • Represent him or herself in a respectful manner at all times. This includes, but is not limited to: all team activities, training on and off the hill, at home and away races, camps and any other related activities.
  • Maintain a high level of personal responsibility for himself or herself.
  • Be courteous to and respect the decisions of the coaching staff, race officials and all ski area employees and personnel.
  • Follow and uphold the rules and code of conduct set forth by WARP, the ski area, and USSA.
  • Understand that participation with WARP is a privilege and can be revoked. Each athlete will know and respect all rules, and will understand that violations of rules and policies will result in disciplinary action imposed by the WARP’s Program Director. Disciplinary action can include suspension from the team (without any refund of coaching fees).


Each athlete is expected to conduct him or herself in a sportsmanlike manner. Each participant is responsible for his or her own actions while training, racing at home or away, traveling, and while involved in any team activities.
Atheletes Will:
  • Not use alcohol or illegal drugs.
  • Abstain from the use of any tobacco products.
  • Use no profane or abusive language.
  • Conduct themselves with honesty. No stealing or misrepresentation (lying) whatsoever.
  • Show self control and have consideration for others. No one will be allowed to injure or bully others.
  • Respect other people’s belongings. Tampering with other athletes?equipment and personal belongings will not be tolerated.
  • Have the inherent right to learn. No one will be allowed to interfere or prevent others from learning.


Every participating athlete of the WARP Ski Team will:
  • Be on time for designated training sessions and team activities.
  • Notify your coach or call WARP if unable to attend practice or any scheduled team activity
  • Dress in a responsible manner for the day’s weather
  • Always carry their area’s season pass or daily lift ticket while on the hill.
  • Maintain personal ski equipment on a regular basis to ensure personal safety and optimum performance
  • Observe ski area rules.
  • Inspect all training and racing courses unless otherwise instructed.
  • Wear goggles while training. Sunglasses are not allowed.
  • Assist in keeping training courses clear for other athletes.
  • Refrain from using "Walkmans" except when free skiing or riding the lifts in non-gate drill sessions.
  • Slip training courses before and after use, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Assist with setup and tear down of training and racing courses unless otherwise instructed.
  • Put equipment back in the same order it was found. If something IS broken please notify your coach, so that it may be fixed.
  • NEVER, never yell or scream at a public skier who might cut in front of you, or happen to ski a team-training course.
  • Be prepared for contingencies and changes of schedule.
  • Bring your best attitude and behavior.


Without the generous support of the Willamette Pass Ski Area we would not have a place to ski or train. Please become familiar with and abide by these guidelines:
  • Have your season pass or lift ticket with you at all times when skiing and training. No pass, no skiing.
  • Have your pass ready to show to the lift attendant. EVERY TIME! It is their job to check passes.
  • Show your pass in a courteous manner and REMOVE YOUR POLE STRAPS.
  • Say “Thank You? when you get on the lift.
  • Be cordial and respectful of all area employees and other skiers. The general skiing public always comes first.
  • WARP members are highly visible. Bring attention to yourselves by the way you ski, not by acting obnoxious, loud or disrespectful. Be on your best behavior on and off the ski hill, in the lift lines, etc. BE A RESPONSIBLE ATHLETE!!!!
  • Cutting lift lines is not allowed. You do not have any special privileges at the SKI area
  • Observe all ski area signs.
  • No tucking on any slopes, unless instructed by the coach. Racing each other in a group is dangerous, and it scares the general public.
  • Use a “spotter? when jumping. Do not jump blindly.
  • Avoid crowded trails and intersections. SLOW DOWN in crowds, at intersections, and before getting to the lift loading area.
  • If stopped on a slope, always go to the side. Don’t stop and stand in the middle of the trail.
  • No foul language
  • In case of an emergency or accident, contact a ski patrol, or go to the lift attendant at the bottom or top of any lift.
  • Do as much positive promotion of Willamette Pass as you can. YOU ARE A REPRESENTATIVE OF WARP. Through your positive actions, the ski area and all skiers will be proud to support ski racing.


There are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce:
  • Ski under control and in such a manner you can stop or avoid other skiers or objects.
  • When skiing downhill or overtaking another skier, you must avoid the skier below you.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  • When entering a trail or starting downhill, yield to other skiers.
  • All skiers shall use devices to help prevent runaway skis.
  • You shall keep off closed trails and posted areas and observe all posted signs.
  • This is a partial list. Be safety conscious! BE AWARE! SKI WITH CARE!


Consider each of the following a major offenses:
  • Breaking the law while participating with WARP or while wearing team uniform
  • Use of illegal drugs
  • Use of alcohol
  • Use of tobacco

Punishment for a Major Offense:

Consider each of the following a major offenses:
  • 1st Offense: Two-week suspension from all team activities
  • 2nd Offense: Indefinite suspension from team and team privileges, and return any loaner equipment.
  • Any rule infractions endangering yourself or others may result in a 1-year suspension

Consider each of the following a Minor Offense:

  • Misbehavior
  • Breaking Curfew at an away race
  • Lying
  • Violation of ski area rules
  • Violation of daily training rules

Punishment for a Minor Offense:

  • 1st Offense: 1-7 day suspension from all team activities
  • 2nd Offense: 7-14 day suspension
  • 3rd Offense: Considered a major offense - Indefinite suspension


All punishments imposed by the rules and policies of the WARP are subject to appeal by the athlete. A WARP Board of Directors approved Appeals Committee will review, evaluate and recommend action to be taken by the Board based on a case presentation by the athlete through a formal hearing.

Away Team Travel Policy

The following guidelines should be followed by WARP athletes, parents and coaching staff in reference to all competitions, camps or other PNSA / USSA projects. This policy is intended to cover all junior level racers and Buddy Werner team competition.

USSA Competitions off Willamette Pass
  • Athletes must complete and submit “intent to compete?forms for both PNSA and WARP to the WARP mail box prior to the prescribed deadline.
  • Any athlete indicating they will be attending a competition on either “intent to compete?form will automatically be entered by WARP into that event.
  • Any cancellations or modifications to indicated participation in an event must be received in writing no less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the competition.
  • Whenever possible, WARP will travel and stay as a “team? Exceptions must be indicated on the intent form and WARP must be notified of the details of the exception and alternative arrangements for the athletes? transportation and accommodation.
  • All J3 racers participating in any away competition or training camp must have a parent or guardian (which can be another parent) accompany and be responsible for them.
  • Regardless of the above-mentioned provision, athletes must meet coaches at the registration or base area of the competition at 08:00 unless another meeting site and time has been announced.
  • Athletes are required to stay at the competition site, follow coaches? directions and maintain contact with their coach until such a time as the competition is over and they have notified the coach of their departure in person.
  • At all times during competition events or during training days and while under the supervision of WARP coaches, athletes are expected to adhere to all terms and conditions of WARP’s “Code of Conduct?
  • WARP coaches will pick up bibs and where applicable, lift tickets for each athlete entered on the team entry unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Athletes are responsible to return their bibs to the race organizer at the end of the competition.
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