Lost Valley Safety & Policies
Common Sense, it’s one of the most important things to keep in mind and practice when on the slopes. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) believes education, helmet use, respect and common sense are very important when cruising down the mountain. NSAA developed Your Responsibility Code to help skiers and boarders be aware that there are elements of risk in snow sports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.
- Seven Points to Your Responsibility Code
- Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely
Lost Valley Patrol: Lost Valley’s Patrol is part of the National Ski PAtrol Eastern Divison. Learn More about Lost Valley Patrol
HELMET SAFETY: Maine Law does not require guests to wear a Helemt but Helmets are Strongly Recommended. Learn About the Benefits of Wearing a Helmet while Skiing or Snowboarding at NSAA.org
LIFT SAFETY: The National Ski Area Associations views using and riding chair lifts in a responsible manner as one of the primary safety considerations for all skiers and boarders. A skier’s behavior has as much or more to do with the safety of the sport as does any piece of equipment from helmet to chair lift. Learn More Online at NSAA.org
TERRAIN PARK SAFETY: The National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards would like to welcome you to the “Park Smart” Terrain Park Safety initiative. Park Smart is the evolution of the original Smart Style program. A cooperative effort with the help of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) and National Ski Patrol (NSP) that emphasizes the proper use of terrain parks while delivering a unified message. Learn More About Terrain Park Safety.
Uphill Access Policy-Skinning allowed during ski area operating hours only. Lost Valley allows skinning, snowshoeing, and other types of uphill travel at our ski area during gout normal ski hours. For the safety of everyone on the mountain, we ask that anyone participating in these activities adhere to the following guidelines. Failure to adhere to these guidelines can affect your safety as well as the safety of other and jeopardizes uphill access program for everyone. All uphill travel is done at each individual’s own risk. AN UPHILL PASS IS $15 and MUST BE PURCHASED at the Lost Valley Ticket Counter before accessing the slopes.
Late fall/early winter pre-season and late spring post-season travel to access ski trails is not permitted due to unmarked and unmitigated hazards, snowmaking, and grooming activities.
You may only travel on terrain that is designated as open on the trail report.
You must ensure that you are visible to downhill traffic at all times.
The mountain is open to uphill travel during ski hours only
Overnight stays on the mountain are not permitted.
Ski patrol reserves the right to close the mountain to these activities at any time due to severe weather, dangerous surface conditions, or other factors.
Sledding is not permitted on any part of the mountain at any time.
Terrain parks are closed during non-operational hours.
Stay clear of and yield to all mountain operations and equipment, including, but not limited to grooming machines, snowmaking equipment, snowmobiles and lifts.
No dogs are allowed on the mountain during hours of operation, except service dogs, which must be on a leash. It is a serious risk to allow your dog on the mountain off leash.
To contact ski patrol to report an injury or request assistance during resort operating hours call 207-784-1561. Ski patrol is not present and will be unable to provide services to uphill travelers during non-operating hours. Be aware that on-mountain cell phone service is not always available or reliable.
Lost Valley Ski Area does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, guests and clients.
Lost Valley Ski Area is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
Lost Valley will strive to accommodate individuals with disabilities to the extent possible. For individuals that need special accommodations, please contact us at least 5 days before your visit to discuss your needs. Contact our General Manager John Herrick by email by calling our offices at 207-784-1561 ext 100