Year-round safety


DRONE POLICY

The use of commercial drones is only permitted with the express written consent of Blue Mountain Resort. The use of any personal drones is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy may result in a warning, eviction from the property or being charged with trespassing.



SUMMER SAFETY


Ropes Attractions (Timber Challenge High Ropes, Woodlot Low Ropes, Wind Rider Triple Zips, Climbing Wall)
  • Wear proper footwear and clothing
  • Individuals who have undergone a kidney transplant or pregnant women are prohibited from participating on any ropes attraction
  • Participants must have sufficient physical dexterity and the ability to use the equipment properly
  • Must meet certain age, height, weight etc. requirements (specific to each attraction)
  • Follow instructions from staff
  • Observe posted signs

Ridge Runner Coaster
  • Suitable clothing and footwear required (no bare feet allowed)
  • Loose articles/clothing are not permitting on the ride. Long hair/dresses/shirts, scarves and hats must be tucked away safely
  • You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload the coaster
  • It is recommended that pregnant women not ride the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster
  • Must meet certain age, height, weight etc. requirements
  • Follow instructions from staff
  • Observe posted signs

Mountaintop Segway Tours
  • Wear proper footwear and clothing
  • Must meet certain age, height, weight etc. requirements
  • For safety, pregnant women are prohibited from participating
  • Must meet certain age, height, weight etc. requirements
  • Follow instructions from staff
  • Observe posted signs

Apex Bagjump
  • Suitable clothing and footwear required
  • No sharp objects, loose clothing or scarves
  • Participants must have sufficient physical dexterity and the ability to use the equipment properly
  • Must meet certain age, height, weight etc. requirements
  • Follow instructions from staff
  • Observe posted signs

Blue Mountain Beach
  • Stay hydrated
  • Wear sunscreen & sun hat
  • Observe posted signs
  • Watch for changing weather and water conditions

HIKING
  • Wear proper footwear and clothing
  • Stay hydrated
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Watch for changing conditions
  • Observe posted signs
  • Don't hike alone


Cycling
  • Check out the trail first
  • Start on Easy trails and work your way up to more difficult ones
  • Start slowly and build up your skills
  • Ride within your ability
  • Respect the staff, trails, other riders and the conditions
  • Do not attempt another trail if you are tired or injured
  • Take a lesson
  • Stay focused and always concentrate on your next move
  • Maintain your equipment regularly to ensure that it is functioning properly
  • Make sure that you ride with a buddy
  • Carry a tool pack and spare tube
  • Be sure to pack sunscreen and bug spray
  • Make sure that you carry enough water and/ or take breaks to hydrate
  • Trails are not swept at the end of the day- Follow posted closing times and be off the trails by those times
  • Be aware of work crews- avoid construction or maintenance areas and yield to vehicular traffic
  • Avoid excessive speed- know and respect your limits
  • Obey all posted signs
  • Be courteous to other riders and staff
  • Ride only on designated trails- unexpected hazards may be present in non-MTB area

WINTER SAFETY


We want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience on our trails. Safety needs to be a priority for every guest at our resort. Please take a moment to review the Alpine Responsibility Code prior to your visit to Blue Mountain Resort.

Please consider the following safety tips when you head out for a day of skiing or snowboarding:
  • Always wear a helmet!
  • Review a trail map. Ski each run according to your level.
  • Respect the different levels and abilities of others on the slopes.
  • Take a lesson.
  • Be aware of other skiers and snowboarders and keep a safe distance between you and others.
  • Stay focused and always concentrate on your next move.
  • Do not attempt another run if you are tired or injured.
  • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather and activity you are participating in.
  • Stay hydrated throughout the day and eat a light snack or meal before hitting the trails.
  • Maintain your equipment regularly to ensure that it is functioning properly.


Signage you’ll see on our trails, all guest should be aware of these signs
Please take time to know and understand the signage that you will encounter on-hill. All guests should be aware of and understand these signs. These signs are posted for the safety of our guests and are to be adhered to.

Trail Designation Meanings Trail Icons

Slow Banner: Posted daily in slow skiing areas, areas where both beginners and the more advanced guests share hill space, and blind merges.

Merge Banner: Posted in locations where trails merge with one another. Often accompanied by a slow banner.

Caution Markers: Posted in locations where trails merge with one another. Often accompanied by a slow banner.

Close Ribbon: On occasion trails need to be closed, these are marked with “CLOSED” Ribbon or bright orange ribbon. When ribbon is across a trail entrance, that trail is closed and Out of Bounds.

Glades Signage: Glade skiing is only permitted in designated areas. See resort trail map for Glade Skiing locations.

Glades Expert Terrain May Contain:
  • Hidden Natural Obstacles
  • Narrow Stretches
  • Sudden Direction Change
  • Blind Corners
  • Natural ungroomed snow conditions which may include exposed rocks and bare spots.
This area is not patrolled and not lit at night. Skiing or riding out of control can cause catastrophic injuries and even death. Ski and ride with extreme caution.



Winter On-hill Activity Policy

We approve the use of the following sliding devices at Blue Mountain under the circumstances noted below;
  • Skis must have a p-tex base and metal edges. Bindings must have either a braking device or strap around the legs.
  • Snowboards must have a p-tex base and metal edges. Bindings must have a leash that attaches to the rider’s boot or leg.
  • Snow Blades must have a p-tex base and metal edges. Bindings must have either a braking device or strap around the legs.
  • Snow Skates are permitted for use in the Greatest Hits hike park, located beside the Badlands terrain park and must have a leash that attaches to the rider’s leg. Access to the Greatest Hits hike park requires a Terrain Park Pass and a helmet. Snow Skates are not permitted on any lift as per TSSA guidelines.
  • Dual Snowboards must have a leash for each foot.
The following sliding devices are not permitted at Blue Mountain;
  • Snow Bikes are not permitted anywhere on-hill at Blue Mountain.

Trail Grooming
Here at Blue Mountain, we have an afternoon groom in preparation for night skiing. This process begins at 4:00 p.m. on Waterfall and during this time, several trials will be closed. Please note trail closures and that grooming routines are subject to change based on weather and conditions.


Lift Safety Outlines
As part of our Alpine Education program, time will be spent educating guests on Lift Safety. Ski and Courtesy patrollers will spend time at the top and bottom of lifts, monitoring use and educating accordingly.

LOOK: Behind for chair coming in.
LOAD: Ski pole straps should be removed from wrist, held in one hand allowing a free hand and sit in chair.
LOWER: Lower the bar promptly. The bar will remain down until indicated at the top to lift.
LIFT: Raise bar once instructed to do so by the “Raise Restraining Device” sign at the top of the lift.
STAND: Once at unload ramp, stand and unload safely.
LEAVE: Clear ramp area quickly to alleviate congestion around unload ramp.

Follow the warning / removal policy as required. Horseplay in lift line or on lift will not be tolerated.



Out of Bounds Policy
All treed, ribboned and fenced areas are deemed out of bounds unless otherwise posted. For your safety, and the safety of others, please respect all posted signs and Alpine responsibility Code. Skiers and Snowboarders caught out of bounds may be subject to ticket removal, and / or trespassing charges.



View the Alpine Responsibility code

View our Freestyle Terrain Designations and Signage

View the Assumption of Inherent Risks of Injury and Your Responsibility on hill