Your Code of Responsibility
Winter sports can be enjoyed in many ways. At Catamount, you may see people using alpine skis, snowboards, telemark skis, snowblades, skiboards, cross country skis, snowshoes and other specialized equipment such as that used by the disabled. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the terrain, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in winter sports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers and riders the responsibility for a great winter sport experience.
- Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people and objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop in a place that will obstruct a trail or where you are not clearly visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others approaching.
- 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.
In case of on mountain emergency, contact Ski Patrol at 518-325-3200 ext 111
Terrain Park/Half Pipe Safety
- LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP.
Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know that your landing zone is clear and, then, remove yourself from the landing area.
- EASY STYLE IT.
Start small and work your way up.
INVERTED AERIALS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.
- RESPECT GETS RESPECT.
Respect others at all times from the lift line through the park.
KNOW THE CODE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND EVERYONE’S SAFETY AND BENEFIT
Uphill Skiing Policy
Catamount Ski Resort Terrain Access & Uphill Travel Policy
During the winter operating season, guests wishing to access the Catamount trail system through skinning or splitboards (but not snowshoeing or cross country skiing) may do so after purchasing an “Uphill Travel” pass or be in possession of a valid season’s pass or day ticket with a complimentary “Uphill Travel” endorsement. Guests are permitted to skin/splitboard from 9am-4pm midweek (and 8:30am-4pm weekends/holidays) only. All uphill travel participants are required to sign a release and waiver seasonally. Passes and waivers can be purchased at Main Office.
Guests engaging in uphill travel are encouraged to get updated information in the main office before leaving the base area to become informed of closed terrain or trails and to be made aware of any snowmaking, events, or other operations that may be in progress.
Uphill Season Pass: $50
Uphill Day Pass: $15
Access to Catamount trails is at your own risk. Please know that uphill routes may not be patrolled. Closed trails and terrain parks may not be marked or signed from the bottom, or other access points on the trail. Sledding or sliding in any form is prohibited. Guests accessing the trail system through uphill travel are asked to stay to the side of the trail, wear visible clothing. Be aware of sharp turns and knolls where you may not be in view of downhill traffic. Guests accessing the Catamount trail system must adhere to Your Responsibility Code. Your “Uphill Travel” pass must be worn at all times. For the safety of our guests, dogs are not allowed to accompany our guests on any trails. If present, follow uphill trail markers See the following pages for details on these routes and trail maps.
This policy may be changed at any time. Participants are responsible for obtaining the most recent uphill policy online at www.catamountski.com/safety
Aerial Drone Policy
Due to safety and privacy concerns for skiers, snowboarders, guests, and employees, Catamount prohibits the operation of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, on the mountain by the general public — including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists.
SO WHAT ABOUT HELMETS?
Catamount recommends that all winter mountain sports participants educate themselves as to the benefits and limitations of the wearing of helmets. It is the responsibility of parents and winter mountain sports participants to make their own informed decision in this regard and on behalf of themselves and their children. Remember, a winter mountain sports participant’s behavior has as much to do with their safety and the safety of others as does any piece of safety equipment. For more information on helmets, go to www.lidsonkids.org