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 snowsports 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.
Kids on Lifts
Terrain Park Safety
Uphill Access Policy
Lost Valley allows skinning, snowshoeing, and other types of uphill travel at our ski area. 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.
- 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 from 30 minutes before the start of operations to 30 minutes after last chair.
- 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.