Camden Snow Bowl Winter Policies
The Snow Bowl has a dedicated and varied group of users and welcomes and supports all our guests seeking to enjoy the mountain. For the safety of everyone, including Snow Bowl staff, we ask that all users follow these policies and acknowledge that all travel is done at each individual’s own risk. Failure to adhere to any Snow Bowl policy will be considered a violation. Violators can be considered trespassing, can be asked to leave the mountain, can be banned from the property and can face prosecution.
UPHILL TRAVEL: (NEW) All uphill users must read, understand and follow this and all other policies.
Uphill travel by means of “skinning” has gained popularity and the Snow Bowl has a dedicated group of these users and welcomes and supports all of our guests seeking to enjoy the mountain. For the safety of everyone on the mountain, including Snow Bowl staff, we ask that all users follow these guidelines and acknowledge that all travel is done at each individual’s own risk.
When Mountain is OPEN — Uphill Travelers must have an uphill day pass ($5 at ticket window) or 2021-2022 season pass to use the mountain during operating hours.
Uphill travel is currently allowed during operating and non-operating hours. NO ONE should be on the Mountain between midnight and 4 a.m.
NEW DESIGNATED ROUTE: Northeaster, up hikers right. Uphill route will be open by 4 a.m. daily, unless otherwise noted.
NOTE: Dogs are not allowed on the mountain alpine trails or around the lodge during the ski season at any time. The Kuller Trail and the ballfield are two places dogs and hikers are allowed in the winter, regardless of whether the mountain is operating. Please do not cross the alpine trails to access Hosmer Brook Trail.
Thank you for your cooperation. Your safety is our main concern. Have a safe and enjoyable New Year!
IN-SEASON (opening day until closing day)
- A flag, on the mountain side of the lodge, will designate the status of alpine trails for uphill use.
** RED FLAG = Alpine trails are closed to all users (including access to Hosmer Brook Trail)
** GREEN FLAG = Alpine trails are open to all users at their own risk.
- Uphill travel is allowed on DESIGNATED UPHILL ROUTES ONLY.
- Designated uphill routes posted on daily Conditions Report.
- Stay within 10-feet of edge of trail along the designated route.
- All uphill travelers on alpine trails must purchase and display a day ticket or season pass.
- Until the mountain is fully open, available UPHILL ROUTE(S) posted on the daily Conditions Report.
- After mountain is fully open, uphill travelers must stay on the three DESIGNATED UPHILL ROUTES
- Uphill travelers must stay within 10-feet of edge of trail along the designated route
- All users must be off the mountain at the close of business each day until Ski Patrol Sweep is complete and the GREEN FLAG is up.
PRE-SEASON (beginning Dec. 1, until opening day)
- 24/7 – NO PUBLIC ACCESS TO SNOW BOWL ALPINE TRAILS (this includes skiers, AT/skinners, snowshoers, dog walkers and hikers, among others)
- No access to Hosmer Brook Trail from the Snow Bowl **
- Snow Bowl Access Road gate will be closed dusk to dawn (non-operating hours).
- Snow Bowl office and Sidecountry Sports’ Trailside store will be open for regular business and operating hours.
- Kuller Trail is open for hiking and winter activities, town leash laws apply, via access via top of the toboggan chute, not the alpine trail (Coaster). **
POST-SEASON (after closing day)
- Use alpine trails at your own risk
- Be aware of equipment on the mountain during regular hours (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday)
The maintenance shop driveway is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC at all times **
• Everyone needs a pass or ticket on his or her person to load/ride the lift.
Allowed on lifts:
• Any type of skis, including Nordic, mono, tele, sit-skis, very short skis, or Snow Blades provided that if they have releasable bindings, they also have ski brakes or attachable leashes.
• Snow surfers, snow skates, mountain surfers (snowboards without bindings) as long as they have a leash attached to the rider.
• Youth: No minimum age or height. It is up to parents to decide when their child is able and allowed to ride alone safely.
NOT allowed on lifts:
• Bikes, ski bikes.
• Skis or boards of any type without metal edges on the triple chairlift.
• Skiers with single skis (unless they are accompanied by a race coach)
• Children in backpacks or frontpacks. Children MAY NOT ride up the lift on someone’s lap.
• Large backpacks. A small backpack may be worn on the front (chest) while riding up as long as it does not compromise the riders safety and the restraining bar can still be lowered.
• Parents/guardians/ instructors must have valid ticket/ pass to go on hill above level of bottom of carpet
• Children 5 and younger receive a free ticket for the carpet lift when they are accompanied by a parent who has purchased a ticket
• Dec. 1-April 1: NO pets allowed at any time on any alpine or Nordic ski terrain, including the lodge, the lodge decks or the immediate area around lodge. This includes when the Snow Bowl is not operating.
• Dogs and other pets on leash allowed in the parking lot, in Tobogganville, the playing fields, and on Kuller Multi-Use Trail.
• This policy does not apply to service dogs
• Sweep: all persons on the trail must go down the hill ahead of patrol.
• After-hour users are free to use the trails after hill is swept, and when the flag is GREEN.
Drone Use Policy
Due to safety and privacy concerns, Camden Snow Bowl prohibits the operation or use on or above its property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public—including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists—without the prior written authorization from the Camden Snow Bowl general manager. 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 Snow Bowl property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the Snow Bowl boundaries. Any authorized operation of drones on or above Resort property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, as well as those policies separately established by Camden Snow Bowl , 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 Snow Bowl 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 limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.
At the Snow Bowl, your safety is always our first priority. We also expect you to do your part to keep yourself and others safe by skiing or riding in control, following common sense guidelines, and being aware of your surroundings.
Ski safely and responsibly at all times. Check out this important SAFETY information and Know the Responsibility Code. And don’t hesitate to ask us questions.