The safety and well-being of our guests and employees is paramount to all of us at Stowe Mountain Resort. The following pages will provide helpful on-mountain safety information for everyone who visits Stowe.
- Your Responsibility Code & Share the Slope
- Terrain Park Safety information
- Our off-hours program (skinning, etc.) with safety tips
Out of Bounds
The Ski Area Boundary of Stowe Mountain Resort is clearly marked on all Trail Maps, signs, and other postings around the resort. Anything beyond this boundary is outside of the open and designated trail systems at Stowe Mountain Resort. Vermont Law states that any person who uses as ski area’s facilities to access terrain outside of the open and designated trail abandons certain rights AND shall be liable for any costs of rescue, medical or other services.
If you do choose to recreate beyond the Ski Area Boundary, please remember:
- These areas contain many increased risks and hazards, many of which are hidden and/or may lie at or under the surface.
- It is easy to get lost. Know where you are going, and never go alone.
- Weather constantly changes in the mountains. Monitor weather forecasts. Be prepared and bring extra supplies.
- You and your party are on your own. Night falls quickly in the winter. If you head out late in the afternoon, you may get caught in the dark, which can turn small problems into very big ones.
- Call 911 in an emergency, but remember that cell service may be limited or unavailable in some areas.
Summit Area: Mt. Mansfield is a unique and precious natural area. Travel in the summit area can damage or kill rare, fragile plants. Please respect this precious resource and only travel where the snowpack is thick and stable.
Accidents on the Trails
If you come across an injured skier or rider, remain calm. If you are a skier and are able to do so, cross your skis above the injured person so that he/she is visible from above; alternatively, ask someone to stand above the injured person. If you have a cell phone and have service, contact the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol at 802-253-3620. Patrol is available whenever the lifts are running.
Be prepared to describe the injury and the location of the incident in detail, and please do not hang up on the patrol until they release you from the call. Do not provide any first aid for which you are not qualified or equipped.
If you are involved in a collision between two people and someone is injured, know that Vermont State Law requires that the two parties exchange names and contact information, and that this information must be shared with the ski patrol.
Out of concern for the safety of our guests, recreational drone use is prohibited on or over Stowe Mountain Resort property. Commercial drone use is prohibited at SMR without prior written authorization from the SMR VP of Sales and Marketing.
Dogs and skiing don’t mix. We don’t recommend that you bring your pet to the mountain. If you do, please keep him or her in the base areas. And please respect Stowe’s leash law and maintain control of your dog.
Alpine & telemark ski equipment, snowboard equipment and adaptive equipment are the only types of gear permitted for downhill use on Stowe’s alpine tails.
Please contact our Information Center for any additional information:
802-253-3000 or email@example.com