KIRORO MOUNTAIN CLUB Membership Test 2020-2021
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To become a season member, you need to complete this test.
It will take about 10 minutes.

Kiroro Mountain Club Membership Text

① Ski resort rules
・There are 5 exits from the Kiroro ski area. You may return to the ski resort through these exit points, or through 3 additional re-entry points.
Ski Area Exit points: Asari Peak, Nagamine No.2 Peak, the top of Family Lift, Yoichi No.2 Lift, and middle of Dynamic Course
Ski Area Re-entry points: Asari Peak, Nagamine No.2 Peak, the top of Family Lift, Midway down Asari No.2-A course, middle of Dynamic, middle of Nagamine No.2 C course, the base of Yoichi No. 2 lift and after the bridge on Asari Dynamic Course
*Please refer to the KIRORO AREA BACK COUNTRY MAP for more details.
・When returning to the ski area, be careful of guests skiing on the ski resort runs and allow them to pass.
・The ski area Exits are not opened or closed. You are solely responsible for deciding if it is safe for you to enter the backcountry. If you don’t know, don’t go.
・Please return to the ski area before the closing time of the nearby lifts.
・All uphill travel within the resort is forbidden, even if the lifts are suspended.
・It is forbidden to cross over or under ropes or nets at any time.
・Obey the Kiroro Resort rules when using the ski courses.
・The ski area rules are made to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests. Please respect them and your fellow guests.
② Know the risks in the mountains
a. Avalanches
Debris and whoomping noises, signs of avalanches such as cracks, observing snow pack, snow pit tests, caution with snow cornices, terrain characteristics such as narrow valleys, trees and sluff control.
b. Snowpack
Action delayed by deep snow, losing your energy and Non-Avalanche Related Snow Immersion Death (RSID) such as falling into deep snowpack.
c. Wind
Lower visibility with strong wind or blizzard, whiteout, losing your route, frostbite, falling due to wind blown ripple marks or icy surfaces and snow cornice collapse.
d. Landforms and vegetation
Slipping on a steep slope, falling into cracks, frozen streams and tree wells, collapsing snow-bridges, snowpack falling from trees and colliding with trees.
③ Know manners in the mountains
a: Preparation for winter mountaineering
・Composition of a group (proper number of people, similar level, group leader’s responsibility and obligation for considering safety, sharing risks and information among group members.
・Make proper route plan and time schedule, have proper insurance (which covers injury, accidents, search and rescue, personal compensation), submit mountain climbing plan, have emergency contact tools such as cell phone or radio phone.
・Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probes are necessary tools in the event of an avalanche. Carry and utilize a topographic map, compass, altimeter and bivouac shelter with you to reduce the risk of an accident.

b: Traveling in the mountains
・Know the hike-up routes and skiing slopes before heading to the field. Avoid climbing up or traversing the slope from halfway or along the middle of the slope, especially on slopes that many people share.
・Aim to ski all the way down from the top to the bottom of the slope. Move to a safe zone immediately after stopping, do not stay in the middle or bottom of the slope.
・Respect the person taking the lead and creating the track. Do your best to leave enough skiable slopes for the following people to enjoy. In the spirit of sharing and communication, always respect all skiers and snowboarders.
*Note: Not applicable in case of emergency, escape from danger or in restricted areas.

c: Accidents in the mountains
・When an accident occurs (your own party or to another group) remain calm and promptly assess the situation without rushing or panicking.
・You are at your own risk and immediate rescue is not available in the backcountry. Practice using your equipment and have proper training before heading to the field.
・Beacon, shovel, and probes are necessary tools in the event of avalanche. Bring a topographic map, compass, altimeter, and bivouac shelter to reduce the risk of an accident.
・The water at the base of a snowhole is warmer than the snow, so if you are already wet, remain in the water until you can be rescued. However, do not remove any wet clothing as your exposed wet skin will freeze as soon as you leave the water.
・Only attempt to rescue others if it puts you in no danger. Rescue by inexperienced people often leads to a more serious accident.If in doubt, leave it to the professionals.
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