In the event of an on-mountain emergency, please direct your call to our onsite incident hotline: (603) 856-5117.
Should you ever need to visit Ski Patrol, our first aid offices are located in the basement of theElmwood Lodgeand also at theSummit of Both Peaks.
Skiers Responsibility Code
As a guest at our resort, we ask that you abide by the Skiers 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.
We have a number of terrain parks and natural features here at Ragged Mountain. Around the resort, you will find features like table top jumps, step ups, wall rides, and cliff drops. To be safe, it's always important to inspect all features
before using them. Check your surroundings and be certain that your landing is clear. SMART Style is the industry standard for terrain park safety, be sure to check out their website.
At Ragged Mountain, all Guests and Employees MUST REMOVE backpacks before loading chairlifts. This rule is strongly enforced, and we ask you please carry your backpack on your lap while riding the chairlift. The use of child-carrier backpack devices is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
A valid daily LIFT TICKET or 2020-21 SEASON PASS is required to access the ski slopes and lifts at Ragged Mountain. No exceptions. This includes the use of all ski slopes and glades, chairlifts and carpet lifts. It also includes Uphill Hiking and Skinning when we are open in winter.
The only approved equipment for lift service at Ragged Mountain is skis, snowboards and snowskates with METAL edges and retention devices that appropriately fit. Equipment not allowedincludes but is not limited to snowskates without metal edge ski under deck, snowscooters, and snowbikes.
Children Riding the Lift
Any child riding a chairlift at Ragged Mountain Resort must be wearing skis or a snowboard, have sufficient ability to ride the lift, and be familiar with proper loading, riding, and unloading procedures and best practices.
Transporting a child in a backpack or front-pack on any chair or surface lift at the resort is prohibited.
Guests traveling uphill must check in at Guest Services. A season pass or a $10 uphill ticket must be acquired for uphill access.*
Any uphill hiking or skinning outside of operating hours is prohibited.
Anyone skinning or hiking uphill must check in at Guest Services. (Hikers or guests on snowshoes MUST have metal edge skis or snowboards for descending)
Uphill traffic will not be allowed to start uphill after 3:00pm. *This accounts for the 45min to 1 hour it takes the general public to summit and ski back down to the base area before the lifts close and Ski Patrol does their final trail sweeps for the day.
A nominal fee or a season pass is required to use Ragged Mountain’s facilities.
The ascending route will be determined each day and may be changed at any time Ski Patrol, Mountain Ops, or Guest Services determines necessary.
People will be instructed to tour / hike on the skier’s right side of the trail. This will pose no more of an obstacle than a stopped skier or boarder.
No dogs allowed on hill!
Ski patrol will ski determined trail to reinforce instructions to uphill users.
Lift and base personnel will alert ski patrol in the event of hikers starting up any trail. (Hikers or guests on snowshoes MUST have metal edge skis or snowboards for descending)
The infrequency of this practice should not pose a problem to the mountain operations.
* Please remember as an uphill user, you are a guest of the resort and fall under the same terms, conditions, acknowledgement of risk (RSA 225A:3) and release of liability as any other guest of the ski area. Access is at your own risk.
Uphill Skier Code:
Get permission to travel uphill
Stay to the sides of the trails
If the ski area designates specific uphill routes, always stay on them
Don’t climb on closed terrain
Alwaysbe aware of traffic coming down the hill at you
Avoid climbing on steeper trails
Avoid grooming and snowmaking operations
Follow any directives from ski patrol or mountain staff
Only use equipment with ski brakes or leashes
Be a good customer
Check out the full Uphill Story from No Lift Needed HERE.
For safety reasons, Ragged Mountain Resort prohibits the operation or the use of unmanned aerial systems, or aerial drones, by the general public.
Skiing is a great family activity, but it's important to remember that everyone's safety needs are different. If you're new to skiing, or just have some questions about how you can safely enjoy a day on the slopes with your little
ones, check out these great resources below!
NSAA, the trade association for ski areas across the country, recommends that parents, skiers, and snowboarders make the right choice about wearing a helmet. It’s up to you to educate yourself about their benefits and limitations!
Check out their website to learn more!
Kids on Lifts
While chair lifts have an excellent safety record for uphill transportation, the more we discuss lifts and share our safety tips to all snow sport enthusiasts, the better. The NSAA, together with the help of many others
in the ski industry, has developed this site to help educate parents and children about loading, riding, and unloading lifts.
Off-season / After-hours
Off-season / After-hours
In order to keep our guests safe year round, access to the mountain after operating hours is strictly prohibited. In addition, access to the mountain is also strictly prohibited following the close of the ski season. The mountain
is not patrolled during these times, so we ask this to ensure everyone's safety.
Hunting on Ragged Mountain Resort property at any time is forbidden.
Pro-tips for Beginners
Pro-tips for Beginners
It's always important to be prepared when you're headed out for a day on the slopes, no matter where you're going. If you're just starting out, or if you are just returning, check out this list to make certain you're ready for
With cold temperatures come a slew of dangers that may or may not be obvious to you! First and foremost, it's important to come dressed for success. We've put together a great list to get you started.
If you are not properly equipped for lower temperatures, you may be susceptible to things like frostbite, hypothermia, or even conditions like trench food. To avoid frostbite, keep an eye out for white patches appearing
on reddened skin, tingling, aching, a loss of feeling in the extremities, or blisters. Be certain to wear moisture wicking socks and to dry your boots between trips to help reduce your susceptibility to a myriad of immersion
conditions. It's also important to remember the sun screen. Just because it's cold doesn't mean you can't still pick up a nasty sunburn while you're out there tearing it up. UV rays will reflect off of the snow, effectively
increasing your exposure!
During the winter, staying warm may be your primary focus, but don't forget to also stay hydrated! Skiing and snowboarding are both very physically demanding and will require you to properly hydrate. A drinking
fountain can be located in the basement of the Elmwood Lodge by Ski Patrol.
Keeping your equipment well-maintained will not only ensure that you have a great time while you're out on the hill, but it will also help you to do so safely. If your edges are not well maintained, your ability to hold
an edge in icy conditions will be drastically decreased. Other protective equipment like helmets and goggles are strongly encouraged.