Skiers, riders and ski lift passengers are governed by the New York State Safety in Skiing Code, Article 18 of the New York General Obligations Law.    Before affixing and using your pass or allowing any pass to be affixed to your person, your attention is directed to the following:   Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways… At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.  Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.     

 1) Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.

 2) People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

 3) You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.

 4) Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

 5) Use devices to prevent runaway equipment.

6) Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

7) Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.

Ski & Ride with Caution & Common Sense

West Mountain encompasses hundreds of acres of both gentle and steep terrain. Skiing and riding are exciting, challenging participant sports that often present dangers and inherent risks, including but not limited to trees, uneven terrain, changing conditions, bare and or icy spots, natural and man-made objects, snowmaking equipment that may or may not be operating, and other skiers, snowboarders or people using the slopes. Some slopes and gladded areas are not groomed or equipped with snowmaking. While skiing, USE CAUTION and abide by the Responsibility Code and NYS Article 18, posted at the ticket window/counter and around West Mountain. If you cannot accept these inherent risks of skiing and riding, we ask that you not ski or ride at West Mountain. Remember, safe skiing and sliding is everyone’s responsibility; It’s The Law!!!

EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK  I have read and understand the notice above. I have read, reviewed and understand the “WARNING TO SKIERS” posted at this ski area. I signify that I am aware of and understand the risks inherent in the sport of skiing and riding as set forth in the “WARNING TO SKIERS”.

I agree that this acknowledgement shall be for the entire term of the pass received.

For the entire term, I relinquish my right to a refund of the purchase price of the pass or other documents purchased that is allowable under the Safety in Skiing code for those persons unwilling to ski because of the risks of the sport or the duties imposed on Snow Sport participants by law. I further agree to abide by the rules and regulations as noted on the back of this document. PLEASE ATTACH YOUR PASS TO YOUR WINTER COAT IMMEDIATELY.  DO NOT LOOSE YOUR PASS.



I hereby confer on West Mountain the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photograph that they take of me in which I may be included with others. To  use, re-use publish and re-publish the same in whole or in part, separately or in conjunction with other photographs, in any medium now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever, including (but not limited to) illustration, promotion, advertising and trade.


Passes from prior to the 2014/2015 season cannot be transferred .