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Policies and Safety Standards

What's allowed when riding the lift up and sliding back down?

On the Snow

    • Sledding is not permitted anywhere on Pleasant Mountain Property.
    • Snow bikes are allowed on Pleasant Mountain lifts with the exception of The Pine Quad. Snow bikes must be leashed.
    • Snow blades with metal edges are permitted
    • Foot traffic is not permitted
    • There may only be one person per pair of skis. Babies and small children may not be carried in any manner.
  • • Equipment used will be designed for and fit for the intended purpose.
    • Attachments, pivots, and connections must all be engineered solutions.
    • Only Sno-Go ski bikes will be allowed at Pleasant Mountain.
    • Rider must use a safety leash.
    • A Snow bike must be able to securely stay on the chair with no assistance from the rider.
    • Chairlift restraint bar must be used when transporting snow bikes.
    • Rider must glide on and off the lift.
    • Ski bikes must not be motorized for use with traditional ski/snowboard users.
    • Rider must adhere to the NSAA responsibility code as outlined on this page.
    • Load and unload speeds should meet ANSI B77.1 standards for foot passengers when the rider is not wearing skis on their feet.
       Fixedgrip lifts will need to be slowed for loading and unloading ski bikes.
    • Pleasant Mountain permits the use of ski bikes on all aerial lifts, except the Pine Quad chair.
    • Participants must be ages 13 and older, be at least five feet tall, and weigh at least 100 pounds.

    • Backpacks should be removed and carried in front of you. At least one shoulder strap should be free.
    • If you are unsure of how to ride a chairlift, please ask the attendant.
If I want to go uphill on skis (???) what are the rules?


    • Uphill travel is not allowed in the early season while Snowmaking is in progress. Pleasant Mountain will notify our guests when uphill travel is permitted for the season.
    • All participants are required to have an uphill access pass.
    • Season Passholders can receive an Uphill Access Pass free of charge. You can pick it up in Guest Services. It is valid every day of the week, until the lights are turned on, or until lifts close on Sunday.
    • For non-pass holders, an Uphill Access Pass is $100. This covers you all season. We do not have a single-day product. You may purchase in Guest Services.
    • The uphill pass must be presentable at all times. It is not transferable. Pleasant Mountain personnel reserve the right to do spot checks at all times.
    • Kancamangus is the designated trail to get to Mid-Station. The summit must be reached via Jack Spratt

    You are not permitted to ride the chairlift with an Uphill Ticket.

    Uphill travel is prohibited between 4 pm and 6 am. Please respect and be familiar with the mountain’s hours of operation. Headlamps and reflective clothing are recommended.

Drones need to be pre-approved. Otherwise, we're a no-fly zone.

Drone Policy

  • Due to safety and privacy concerns of our guests, employees, and resort property, Pleasant Mountain Ski Area prohibits the operation or use on Pleasant Mountain property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public-including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists – without prior written authorization from Pleasant Mountain. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the area boundaries. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from Resort property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the ski area boundaries. Please contact a resort representative if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any such devices. Any authorized operation of drones on or above Resort property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by this Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability. Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to the Resort, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including, but not limed to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.

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