Mountain Safety

For emergencies during the winter operational season, Ski Patrol can be reached at 802.464.4005 from 7:30-4 on weekends/holidays and 8:00-4:00 on weekdays. For assistance outside of these hours, please contact 911.

Skier and Rider Safety Awareness Go With The Flow Park Smart Uphill Travel Aerial Chairlift SafetyTree Terrain

SKIER AND RIDER SAFETY AWARENESS

At Mount Snow, we are committed to promoting skier and rider safety awareness to ensure the best possible guest experience on the mountain.  As a resort, we use industry standard safety guidelines provided by the National Ski Areas Association that are geared towards all alpine activities allowed on our trails including alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, and monoskiing.  We recommend staying on terrain that is within your ability level and following Your Responsibility Code, which is listed below.

  1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.


Go With The Flow

Always be aware of the people and features around you - and adjust your skiing or riding to ensure you are going with the flow.

Mount Snow has a few spots dedicated to slow zones which you’ll see on our trail map highlighted in yellow. If you’re a beginner, these places are probably the best place to start. If you are an advanced skier and rider, please be respectful of these zones. We want everyone, of all abilities to feel comfortable while on the slopes.

Go With the Flow Tips

  • Pay attention to signage and lift attendants when loading/unloading lifts.
  • Merging on the hill is just like merging in traffic.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If you need to traverse across a trail, look uphill and proceed with caution when clear.
  • Take a break in a visible spot on the side of the trail to allow skiers to pass you safely.
  • When in doubt, ask for help. Look for our Mountain Ambassadors.
  • Our Ski & Snowboard School is a great way to learn. Take a lesson.

Smart StylePARK SMART

Start Small
Work your way up. Build your Skills

Make a Plan
Every Feature. Every Time.

Always Look
Before you drop.

Respect
The features and other users.

Take it Easy
Know your limits. Land on your feet.

Carinthia at Mount Snow adheres to the guidance, logos, and signage developed through the Park Smart Freestyle Safety Program. All of Carinthia Parks and Safety Signage are designated by an orange color

Almost all terrain at Carinthia may contain jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, and other constructed or natural terrain features.

For even more information about Park Smart and Carinthia Parks, visit here.


Uphill Travel

During the winter operating season, guests wishing to access the Mount Snow trail system through hiking, snow shoeing, or skinning may do so after purchasing an “Uphill Travel” ticket or be in possession of a valid season’s pass with a complimentary “Uphill Travel” endorsement.  Guests are permitted to hike, snow shoe, or skin from dawn to dusk only.  Guests engaging in uphill travel are responsible for knowing locations of closed terrain and trails, snowmaking, events or other operations in progress by reading the daily Snow Report, viewing trails boards at the bottom of Lifts #2, #9 or #11 and on .

Additional Precautions:

  • Uphill access to Resort trails is at your own risk.
  • Closed trails and terrain parks may not be marked or signed from the bottom, top, or other access points on the trail.
  • The trails and terrain parks are designed for use by skiers and riders only and any form of downhill descent other than by skis, snowboard, snow shoeing, or hiking is prohibited.
  • All skis and snowboards should be equipped with a device to prevent run-away equipment.
  • Sledding or sliding in any form is dangerous and prohibited on Mount Snow premises.
  • Guests accessing the trail system through uphill travel should stay to the side of the trail, wear highly visible clothing, and choose a route which gives downhill traffic the best view of your location.  Be aware of sharp turns and knolls where you may not be in view of downhill traffic
  • Guests accessing the Mount Snow trail system must adhere to Your Responsibility Code.
  • Your “Uphill Travel” ticket or pass must be worn at all times.
  • Snow shoeing trail maps are available at Mount Snow Sports at the Grand and these trails are the preferred method of travel for hiking and snow shoeing.
  • For the safety of our guests dogs are not allowed on Resort property.

Tree Terrain

Tree skiing/snowboarding areas are not maintained or regularly checked by ski area personnel. Ski or ride at your own risk. All tree terrain is considered most difficult and is recommended for advanced skiers/snowboarders only—use extra caution. Unmarked obstacles and other natural hazards exist throughout. Never ski/ride alone. It is your responsibility to access and depart from tree terrain using open designated trails.


Aerial Chairlift Safety

Mount Snow has 15 aerial chairlifts ranging from double chairs to a six passenger bubble chair.  Please watch the videos below for proper loading and unloading procedures of aerial chairlifts.

 

“Though we love uphill travel, major snowmaking projects for the 2015/2016 season will begin immediately upon the close of the 2014/2015 operating season. For the safety of both guests and staff, all travel on the hill will be prohibited until we reopen for summer operations. This includes hiking, skinning, skiing, riding and snowshoeing. Heavy construction work across the entire mountain, while upgrading and improving our snowmaking system, will be dangerous for any kind of foot traffic. Thank you for your support and understanding. ”