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Policies and Responsibility codes ...

Rules of Conduct

In order to ensure the fulfillment of the expectations of our customers, Granite Peak reserves the right to revoke the ticket of any skier/rider without warning or refund for reckless, out-of-control skiing/riding, the failure to act in accordance with the rules of the Responsibility Codes or other conduct detrimental to other patrons, staff members, the ski area or the park. We expect all skiers/riders to show courtesy and respect to other patrons and staff of Granite Peak and the park in order to preserve the enjoyment of the sport for everyone. We also reserve the right to deny the use of area facilities to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Skiers/riders without a valid lift ticket for the day/night in question will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as a theft of service. 

Carry in Food or Beverage is not allowed.


Access to the snow is permitted only to those with a valid Lift Ticket. Anyone caught on the snow without a valid ticket will be charged double or prosecuted. Please put your lift ticket on right after purchase. Lift ticket must be visible at all times. We will not replace lift tickets if lost or stolen. Ticket holder must understand that any number of conditions, natural or otherwise, may prevent Granite Peak Ski Area from offering full use of all equipment and facilities. Granite Peak Ski Area does not warrant or guarantee that all of its lifts, terrain or other facilities will be open or available to lift ticket holders. No refunds, partial or complete, will be provided if any lifts, terrain or other facilities, which a ticket holder might desire to use are not open or available.

Drone Policy

Due to safety concerns, Granite Peak Ski Area prohibits the use of drones on or above the ski area. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping and extends to drones launched or operated from Granite Peak, as well as those launched from outside the Granite Peak boundaries. Violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to Granite Peak or revocation of your season pass.

Uphill Traffic Policy

1) No Uphill travel is allowed!

This applies at all times to all uphill traffic including but not limited to skinning (skis or snowboard), snowshoeing, and winter hiking.

2) Uphill travel is prohibited within the ski area boundary! The ski area is closed to uphill traffic due to hazardous conditions that typically exist. These conditions include but are not limited to: construction or control work, snowmaking, grooming, or maintenance operations.

3) This type of recreational use raises safety concerns within our resort boundary during operating hours as well as non-operating hours. Maintenance operations occur on the mountain during all hours. Machinery can be found working anywhere on the mountain at any time. this policy mitigates safety concerns related to uphill recreational use. Granite Peak accepts no liability or responsibility for accidents that occur as a result of uphill travel.

Your Responsibility Code

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas, you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country 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 for others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can reduce. Observe the codes listed below and share with fellow skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield to others.
  • Always use devices to prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
  • Inverted aerials are not allowed.
  • Always observe and follow Freestyle Terrain signs and warnings.

  • Tickets are not transferable.
  • Tickets must be visible and permanently attached to jacket or pants which will be worn all day.
  • Sorry, no sleds or children in backpacks allowed on the slopes.
  • Rates and times are subject to change without notice.
  • Anyone caught without a valid lift ticket will be charged double.
  • Skis & Boards must be equipped with restraints (i.e. brakes or leashes), as well as bindings and metal edges.

This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.

Freestyle Terrain Responsibility Code

Freestyle terrain may include half-pipes, as well as terrain parks and terrain features. They are provided for your enjoyment and offer adventure, challenge and fun. However, freestyle terrain use, like all skiing and riding, exposes you to the risk of serious injury. Prior to using freestyle terrain, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with all instructions and warnings and to follow Your Responsibility Code.

1. Freestyle Terrain contains man-made and natural terrain variations.
2. Freestyle Terrain changes constantly due to weather and use.
3. Inspect Freestyle Terrain before using and throughout the day.
4. In jumping and using this terrain, you assume the risk of serious injury.
5. Be courteous and respect others.
6. One user on a terrain feature at a time.
7. Never jump blindly-use a spotter when necessary. Look before you leap.
8. It is your responsibility to control your body on the ground and in the air.
9. Always clear the landing area quickly.
10. Always ride or ski in control and within your ability.


Although helmet use is considered an individual choice for both skiers and riders, we encourage the use of helmets. Helmets are available for rent in our rental shop and are available for purchase in our ski shop. Parents are encouraged to log on to www.lidsonkids.org for further information on the protection afforded by helmets.

Lift and Run Schedules

Although it is our aim to keep the Snow and Grooming reports accurate and up-to-date, runs and lifts may sometimes be closed based on weather, snowmaking, mechanical issues, lightning, skier traffic, special events and other reasons. No refunds will be issued as a result.


In the course of taking photos for future brochures or other promotional materials, it is possible that you may be photographed while you are at the ski area. As a condition to the purchase of your lift ticket, you are granting to Granite Peak the right to use any and all such photographs in any advertising or publicity of Granite Peak without additional consent.

Typographical or Copy Errors

Although we endeavor to eliminate all typographical and other errors of fact on this website and in brochures and other advertising or promotional materials, such errors may occur from time to time and we shall be under no obligation to honor any typographical errors or other copy errors.

Wisconsin Law Notice - Assumption of the Risk

Wisconsin Law Provides:
" ...a participant in a recreational activity... accepts the risk inherent in the recreational activity of which the ordinary prudent person is or should be aware."

1. Act within the limits of his or her ability.

2. Heed all warnings regarding participation in the recreational activity.

3. Maintain control of his or her person and the equipment, devices, or animals the person is using while participating in the recreational activity.

4. Refrain from acting in any manner that may cause or contribute to injury to himself or herself or to other persons while participating in the recreational activity.

A violation of this law constitutes negligence.

WIS STATS 895.525 (3) (4)