Mountain Safety

For emergencies during the winter operational season, Ski Patrol can be reached at (802) 464-4005 from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekends/holidays and 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekdays. For assistance outside of these hours, please contact 911.

Carinthia Terrain Parks

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 more information about Park Smart and Carinthia Parks, please visit our terrain parks page.

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Park Smart

Start Small Make a Plan Always Look Respect Take it Easy
Work your way up. Build your Skills Every Feature. Every Time. Before you drop. The features and other users.  Know your limits. Land on your feet.

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.


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Unmanned Aerial Systems Policy

Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, Mount Snow Ltd. (“Resort”) prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or aerial drones, by the general public, including recreational users and hobbyists, without prior written authorization from the Resort.

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This prohibition includes drones for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating over all Resort properties. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries. Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations, local law enforcement, and/or U.S.

Forest Service rules, as well as those policies separately established by our Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverages, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.

Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries, or regulatory fines and legal fees.

Smoking Policy

In order to provide our guests with the best experience possible, we ask that you not smoke or vape in areas where there is a large concentration of people. The following locations are SMOKE FREE zones:

  • Ticket Queues
  • Lift Lines
  • Chair Lifts
  • 25 ft surrounding any building
  • All decks

Cigarette Genies are positioned around the resort and we ask that you dispose of your cigarettes properly.

Dog Policy

As much as we love man's best friend, for our guests and your pet's safety we do not allow dogs on the mountain. We do allow service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Additional Precautions

Mount Snow Resort, the State of Vermont and the United States Forest Service encourage outdoor recreation and the use public lands. One manner in which the public may enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains is by skinning or hiking. While enjoying these permitted lands, you much abide by Mount Snow Resort and USFS rules, restrictions and recommendations, including those summarized below.

Uphill activities may present a high danger of personal injury. Uphill users of Mount Snow assume all risks. The ski area is not maintained for uphill access and trails are not patrolled outside of normal ski area operating hours. Motorized vehicles, snowmaking and other ski area operations may be encountered.

Early and late season operations to prepare/maintain the slopes and trails makes it unsafe for the public and even impassable at times for skiers or hikers.  For safety reasons, public uphill access is restricted or will not be allowed during mountain preparation/early season snowmaking, and after Mount Snow closes in the spring due to inconsistent and potentially unstable conditions.  Mount Snow will open the trails designated for uphill access when seasonal operations are complete and the trails have been opened to the public.  When closures are in place, only authorized personnel are permitted in the area.

The designated route for travel both uphill and downhill is Canyon to Cascade, which extends from the base near the Clock tower to the summit. Other than these trails, all trails are closed and inaccessible to uphill travel. Uphill travel is only permitted outside of public operating hours, Uphill travel may not begin each afternoon until 30 minutes following closure of the last lift of the day. All uphill users must begin return to the base no later than 15 minutes prior to opening of the first lift of the day.

Following are a few guidelines for uphill travel:

  • Uphill travelling must not impede or obstruct ski area operations at any time.
  • Uphill access may be restricted on certain days at the discretion of Mount Snow leadership
  • Pets are not authorized to travel with uphill users at Mount Snow.
  • Guests accessing the mountain are prohibited from loading any lift on the mountain with a valid pass with a daily reservation or advanced purchased ticket.
  • Ascend the skier's right side of the trail (skinner's left). When more than one person is ascending, proceed single file.
  • It is the uphill traveler responsibility to make themselves visible to other traffic on the hill. Wear reflective clothing and consider wearing a headlamp when it’s dark or twilight.
  • Follow the Your Responsibility Code.
  • Obey all signage and closures.
  • 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 on Mountsnow.com.
  • Be in possession of an “Uphill Travel” ticket or a valid season’s pass with a complimentary “Uphill Travel” endorsement.

Failure to abide by these terms may result in the loss of your pass privileges and/or additional consequences.

Parking
Uphill Access parking is in Lot B.

The program is subject to change based on operational changes and needs. Sledding and mountain bikes are not permitted on Mount Snow alpine trails at any time.

For any questions about skinning or hiking, or for trail recommendations, please call 802-339-8474.

1. SVMC Mountain Medical Campus, at the base of Mount Snow, offers ski-related care—including fractures, sprains, and lacerations—for Mount Snow guests 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sundays, and during holiday/school vacations Saturday, November 28 – the end of the ski season.

2. For urgent care needs, visit ExpressCare or the Emergency Departments in nearby Bennington or Brattleboro. ExpressCare in Bennington is open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas. CAREqd.com is a virtual urgent care option.

3. Those who need care for respiratory conditions, including COVID-like symptoms or to get a COVID test, may visit the ExpressCare in Bennington or www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/testing for state testing availability.


  • Closed trails and terrain parks may not be marked or signed from the bottom, top, or other access points on the trail.
  • Guests accessing the Mount Snow trail system must adhere to Your Responsibility Code.
  • For the safety of our guests dogs are not allowed on Resort property.
Sledding or sliding in any form is dangerous and prohibited on Mount Snow premises.
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.
  • 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.