ASTM WK32569

    New Guide for for Designated and Non-Designated Snow Sliding/Coasting Slopes

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.66 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1This Guide provides recommended minimum requirements for the layout, operations, maintenance, inspection and other criteria for public, private and not-for-profit properties designated for snow sledding, tubing and other snow coasting devices 1.2This Guide provides the minimum number and placement of warning, danger, caution and instructional signage, specific to designated snow sledding areas. 1.3This Guide recommends the type of personal protective equipment for children 18 when sledding, tubing or sledding on a designated snow sliding slope. 1.4The Standard Guide does not purport to address all of safety concerns that might be associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish other appropriate construction and operation practices ad procedures and to determine the applicability of environmental requirements that the user or operator might be required under such local jurisdictions. 1.5This Standard Guide is not intended to provide construction or operation methods or materials. All users/operators are to check with their local building agencies and comply with all local codes and regulations. 1.6This Standard Guide refers to all uses of the snow sports of sledding, tubing and other sliding activities being for non professional amateur use. 1.7This Standard Guide is for designated areas having such slopes that should encompass such criteria. 1.8This Standard Guide is to be used as guidelines for enhancing the safety and performance requirements of the use of the slope for those engaged in snow sports. 1.9This Standard Guide can be for patrons intending to participate in snow sliding winter sports as the criteria for assuring their safe activity. 1.10This Standard Guide is not applicable to sleighing, a recreational activity that uses sleighs, drawn by horses or oxen on roads, trails or paths, snow mobiling or by tobogganing requirnign designed and constructed runs or troughs.

    There are no standards for this type of facility


    sledding; safety, slope

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Arthur Mittelstaedt

    Draft Under Development