FOREST SERVICE–SNOWBOWL WINTER SEASON ACCESS POLICY
All ski runs and trails are closed to uphill traffic when the lifts are operating. The uphill traffic restriction is in
effect 1 hour prior to the lifts opening and until day end sweep has been completed and all skiers coming
downhill have arrived at the base area. Pets that are attended on a leash will be allowed in the parking lot area only.
8.5 Winter Access to the Permit Area
People departing the ski area or going off area has been discussed in Sections 3.3.2 and 3.3.3. People wanting
to enter the Permit Area can do so as long as grooming and or snowmaking operations are not ongoing on the
particular run they are skiing or boarding and as long as they are not traveling uphill during regular business
hours while the lifts are running. Outside of regular business hours, public access is not allowed on runs while
grooming and or snowmaking are occurring on that run. Snowbowl shall not be responsible for skiers or
snowboarders inside the ski area boundary before or after regular business hours.
Please contact Carl Anderson, 329-3976 or Al Hilshey, 329-3962, if you have any questions.Link to Forest Service Site
Off Trail Use, Tree Wells and Snow Immersion Death
Skiing and riding off groomed trails involves added risks including snow covered hazards and falling into unconsolidated snow especially around trees—tree wells. A person can get trapped in deep unconsolidated snow around a tree and die by suffication. The more someone moves and struggles the more they become intrapped. Here are some things you can do to prevent this type of accident.
- Always ski with a partner and make sure you are in visual contact at all times.
- Stay away from trees. Even a 10 foot tree can have a deadly well.
- Ski and ride in control
Use of drones over Forest Service land is prohibited. Use of drones over the private land at the base area requires prior approval from the Snowbowl management.