In the event of an on-hill 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 theboth 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 standard for terrain park safety, so if you haven't yet, be certain to check out their website.
At Ragged Mountain, we strongly encourage you to carry your backpack in your lap while using the chairlift. The use of child-carrier backpack devices is strictly prohibited. Such devices will not be allowed onto the chairlift.
The only approved equipment for lift service at Ragged Mountain are skis and snowboards with METAL edges and retention devices as appropriate. Equipment not allowed includes but is not limited to snowskates, 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 frontpack on any chair or surface lift at the resort is prohibited.
Guests traveling uphill must purchase a $10 pass at Guest Services.
Any uphill hiking or skinning outside of operating hours is prohibited.
Uphill hikers & skinners must check in at customer service.
A nominal fee or a season pass is required to use Ragged’s facilities.
The ascending route will be pre-determined.
When Easy Winder, Cardigan, or Blueberry and Lower Ridge are open, those will be the designated routes. Until one of those routes is open, there is no uphill hiking or skinning.
People will be instructed to hike on the sides of the trail. This will pose no more of an obstacle than a stopped skier or boarder.
Ski patrol will be notified as to what trail has been selected, and time of departure.
Ski patrol will ski determined trail to reinforce instructions to hikers.
Lift and base personnel will alert ski patrol in the event of hikers starting up any trail.
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 any situation!
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 suseptible 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 extremeties, or blisters. Be certain to wear moisture wicking socks and to dry your boots between trips to help reduce your suseptibility 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 snowboaring 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 descreased. Other protective equipment like helmets and goggles are strongly encouraged.