Mountain Safety

WELCOME TO WEST MOUNTAIN

SAFETY FIRST AT WEST MOUNTAIN
West Mountain is committed to the safety of our community and guests. To reduce interpersonal contact and congregation among people who are not members of the same household/family unit, West Mountain has established a Site Safety Plan, which includes a density reduction component, incorporating this guidance and all applicable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and DOH COVID-19 guidance.

The plan includes:

  • Appropriate site-specific physical distancing and cleaning criteria and other best practices consistent with this guidance.
  • Adequate staffing guidelines to reinforce social distancing and proper hygiene and deter crowding, group activities (e.g. long lift lines) and large gatherings.
  • Public outreach campaign to reinforce capacity limitations, social distancing, and sanitization protocols.
  • Except for members of the same household/family unit, ensure 6 ft. distance between individuals, including employees and members of the public.
  • Except for members of the same household/family unit, any time individuals are less than 6 ft. apart from one another, they must wear acceptable face coverings.

West Mountain is implementing plans to maintain a cleaning and disinfecting strategy to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. West Mountain employees will practice social distancing and prevention hygiene, such as frequently washing hands and wearing face coverings in enclosed spaces and areas of close encounters. Although most of our activities are outdoors, those facilities that are indoor (e.g. changing areas, equipment sheds, locker rooms, restrooms) will be reduced to no more than 50% of the maximum occupancy unless it is designed for a single occupant or additional personal protective measures are implemented (e.g. face coverings at all times). Everyone also has a role in making sure our communities are as safe as possible to reopen and remain open. We appreciate your understanding and your continued support.

SUMMER SAFETY

Mountain Biking Safety at West Mountain
Cyclists, like all mountain users, should always be alert to the risks inherent in the sport. Responsible behavior and good judgment are essential for you to safely enjoy mountain biking at West Mountain. Remember that the mountain environment poses potential hazards. Rocks, logs and other natural and man-made obstacles may be encountered suddenly and without warning. Be especially careful of water bars, which are ditches or mounds placed throughout the mountain to control erosion. They may be visible or hidden by grass and should be approached slowly and cautiously. We will have ski patrol on duty during business hours, but we ask our patrons to be alert at all times.

Guidelines:

  • COVID-19: Masks are required for loading/unloading lift, when indoors for any reason, and when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • All guests must have a ticket or access band to ride the chairlift and hike.
  • Uphill travel is only allowed on the property during summer operational hours and requires a summer season pass or day ticket.
  • All chairlift riders/hikers need to wear appropriate athletic footwear.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All children under 18 must have a signed waiver by an adult.
  • Keep the mountain clean. Do not litter. Throw all garbage in garbage cans.
  • Smoking of any kind is not allowed on the property.
  • Pets are not allowed.

FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN SUMMER/FALL CLICK HERE

WINTER SAFETY

Skiing and Riding Safety at West Mountain
For More Information on the Importance of Wearing a Helmet, Please visit: Lids on Kids
For Skiing and Snowboarding Safety Tips, Please visit: National Ski and Snowboard Association

Guidelines:

  • COVID-19: Masks are required for loading/unloading lift, when indoors for any reason, and when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Please Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Advance online reservations are strongly recommended to ensure your visit. Book your tickets, rentals, lessons and programs, camps and more at westmountain.com.
  • All guests must have a ticket to ski and ride the chairlift.
  • Uphill travel is only allowed on the property during summer operational hours and requires a summer season pass or day ticket
  • Keep the mountain clean. Do not litter. Throw all garbage in garbage cans.
  • Smoking of any kind is not allowed on the property.
  • Pets are not allowed.

West Mountain Code:
Do not ski/ride/bike/hike/climb alone. Be safe, wear a helmet when engaging in activities at West Mountain. Know your ability and do not try to exceed it. If in doubt, seek help. You can always ask a mountain attendant for assistance or walk your bike down. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or cannot be seen by other mountain users. Be aware of others on our mixed use trails. Observe all CLOSED TRAIL signs, barriers and caution ropes. Do not ski/ride/hike off designated trails. Do not disturb animals or plants on the mountain. No fires are allowed on West Mountain property. Skiing, Riding, Tubing, Hiking, Mountain Biking or any other activity are not allowed on the property during non-business hours.