Mountain Safety

Powder Skiing at Snowshoe

At Snowshoe Mountain, you may choose to participate in a variety of activity's; such as skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking or one of the many outdoor adventure offerings. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the mountain, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed in the following section's and share with others the responsibility for a great experience at Snowshoe Mountain.

Smart Style

Freestyle Terrain Safety

Be smart. Check out the Smart Style guidelines brought to you by Burton and the National Ski Areas Association. Learn how to approach freestyle riding and make the most of your time on the mountain.

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Children's Group Lesson

Lids on Kids

We support the Lids on Kids program at Snowshoe. Protect yourself and your children. Get the knowledge needed to enjoy the sports we love responsibly.

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Responsibility Code

Responsibility Code

Everyone wants to have a good time out on the mountain. Take a couple minutes to review the responsibility code to ensure we all enjoy ourselves safely.

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Snowshoe Mountain Patrol

Snowshoe Mountain Patrol

Snowshoe Mountain Patrol is dedicated to ensuring a safe play environment for all our guests and will gladly assist you. Learn about our locations and get contact information as well as a guide for what to do in case of accidents.

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Using the Lifts

Using the Lifts

A guide to using the lifts at Snowshoe Mountain including our lift ticket policy and some tips to ensure a safe skiing and riding experience.

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Backcounty Trail Map

Backcountry Trail Safety

Backcountry trails are designated for mixed use by hikers, cross-country mountain bikers, and other users and activities. Please be courteous to other trail users, yield when appropriate, and pass with care

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General Resort Safety

It is important to pay attention to your surroundings while at Snowshoe Mountain, whether it be the wildlife, weather conditions, or work in progress. Being aware of your surroundings will help to ensure you have an enjoyable vacation.

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Snowshoe Bike Park

Mountain Biking Safety

Mountain Biking is different than road or street riding and is confined to marked unimproved or partially improved trails where rocks, dirt, loose gravel and stumps may be encountered at any time

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