Policies and Etiquette

We want you to have a great time while at Ragged Mountain. These policies and etiquette rules help all of Ragged Mountain's guests make the most out of their time while relaxing or playing out on the slopes.


For the best Ragged Mountain experience, these policies ensure you will have a safe and fun time on the slopes.

The only approved equipment for lift service at Ragged Mountain is skis, snowboards, and snow skates with metal edges and retention devices that appropriately fit.

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 3:00 PM. 

  • *This accounts for the 45 minutes to an 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.

    • Primary route when open: 

Our current designated uphill route enters Pines from the left side of the base area, up through Reggae Glades, across the Wild Side intersection, and into an uphill-specific track under the power lines. This enables you to safely skin off Blueberry and access the summit behind Patrol Headquarters.

  • The early season route is Lower Ridge to the top of Wild Side.

  • Once one of these routes opens uphill touring, hiking, and/or snowshoeing is permitted.

  • We will instruct you to tour/hike on the skier’s right side of the trail. This will pose no more obstacle than a stopped skier or boarder.

  • No dogs allowed on the hill!

  • Ski patrol will ski determined trails to reinforce instructions to uphill users.

  • Lift and base personnel will alert ski patrol if hikers start up any trail (hikers or guests on snowshoes MUST have metal edge skis or snowboards for descending).

  • * As an uphill user, you are a guest of the resort and fall under the same terms, conditions, acknowledgment of risk (RSA 225A:3), and release of liability as any other guest of the ski area. Access is at your own risk.

Due to food and liquor licenses, the following are strictly prohibited at Ragged Mountain Resort:

  • No outside alcohol is allowed on the property, including any parking area or lodges.

  • No outside vendors may be brought onto RMR property for catering purposes. This includes large quantities of food labeled with logos of restaurants, fast food chains, and grocery stores.

  • No buffet-style meal service may be set up by guests in the lodge. This qualifies as outside catering and directly violates our food service license.

  • All outside food guests bring must be for individual family use only – not for large groups.

  • No cooking or heating devices are allowed anywhere on RMR property. This includes but is not limited to crock pots, heated storage devices, coffee pots, water boilers, griddles, grills, and hot plates.

  • Food and beverage staff are not allowed by law to store, prepare, or reheat outside food brought onto RMR property by guests – no exceptions.

  • Guests may not bring cases or large, bulk quantities of bottled beverages, including water, onto the resort property.

Uphill hikers must check in at event registration.

  • We will instruct people to hike on the sides of the trail, posing no more of an obstacle than a stopped skier or boarder.

  • Lift and base personnel will alert ski patrol if hikers start up any trail.

  • Spectators must stay outside of all fencing or ropes in place on the event venue (including b-net or event-fencing).

  • Spectators must obey and follow the rules and instructions of race or event officials, resort staff, and/or patrol personnel.

  • Dogs or other pets are prohibited on the slopes or venue areas.

  • Sleds, dollies, and outdoor cooking equipment such as grills, coolers, strollers, or other equipment are prohibited on the slopes and event venues.

  • Persons violating this policy will be removed from the event venue and/or the resort grounds without a refund.

For safety reasons, Ragged Mountain Resort prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or aerial drones, by the general public.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the base lodges.


Being a good neighbor while on the mountain is an important aspect to having a good time exploring Ragged Mountain and anywhere else you play. Follow these etiquette rules to make the best of your time on the slopes.

  • 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 continue 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.

  • Before using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride, and unload safely.

  • Any child riding a chair lift at Ragged Mountain Resort must be wearing skis or a snowboard and have sufficient ability to ride the lift. 

  • They must be familiar with proper loading, riding, unloading practices, and etiquette.

  • Transporting a child in a backpack or front pack on any chair lift or surface lift at Ragged Mountain Resort is prohibited.

  • 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

  • Always be aware of traffic coming down the hill at you

  • Avoid climbing on steep trails

  • Avoid grooming and snowmaking operations

  • Follow any directives from ski patrol or mountain staff

  • Only use equipment with ski brakes or leashes

Check out the full Uphill Story from No Lift Needed HERE.

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