Mountain Safety

 

UPHILL HIKING & SKIING ALL CURRENTLY AT OWN RISK

March 16, 2020 Update:

No patrol. No maintenance for recreational use, no services. All access is at your own risk. No sledding. Unmarked hazards may be encountered any time (including construction, heavy machinery, man-made objects, variable conditions, avalanches and other hazards).

Responsibility Code

 
empty chairlifts on a snowy mountain

NH law states that each participant in the sport of skiing and snowboarding "accepts as a matter of law, the dangers inherent in the sport, and to that extent may not maintain an action against the operator for any injuries which result from such inherent risks, dangers or hazards," et al. Please refer to NH Statutes Section 225-A:24. Common sense, awareness, respect for others, respect for the natural environment, and respect for the ski area operation go a long way toward reducing your risk while out on the hill.

Please practice Your Responsibility Code, and promptly report any irresponsible behavior you see to Attitash personnel.

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.
(Note: This is a partial list. The Code is endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association)

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Special Use Permit with the US Forest Service

  • The lifts and trails are designed for use by the skiing guest using alpine skis, nordic skis, snowboards or mono-skis, snowblades, affixed to their feet by a range of binding systems. The use of certain disabled skier skiing devices are permitted on many lifts. Refer to the Ski School manual for operational guidelines and certification requirements.
  • Each ski or board shall have in operation a strap or other device capable of stopping the ski, should it become detached from the skier.
  • Bulky and carried items such as large backpacks, snowplay items, hang gliders, para gliders, ski bobs, etc. will not be allowed on the lifts.
  • Sledding is not allowed within the ski area boundary.
  • Snowmobile operators (Attitash employees only) must complete the Attitash snowmobiles operators training course, display a functional headlight, and a 6-foot orange triangle flag.
  • Dogs must be leashed while within the ski area boundary.
  • Attitash does not allow “skinners”, hikers, snowshoers, or sledders.
  • Camping is not allowed.
  • Uphill access to Attitash is given only after a lift ticket, or skyride ticket has been purchased for the day or with a seasonal pass. The tickets carry the Attitash liability waiver.
  • Access to the mountain is prohibited before and after operating seasons and before and after operating hours.
  • Due to safety and privacy concerns, Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain prohibit the operation or use on or above Resort property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public. See drone policy.