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Terms & Conditions


Access to slopes and lifts is permitted only to those with a valid Lift Ticket or Season Pass. Anyone caught on the slopes without a valid lift ticket or season pass will be charged the daily lift ticket rate and an additional no ticket fee. Please put your lift ticket on right after purchase and in a visible location easily accessed by our staff. Granite Peak will not replace lift tickets or season passes if lost or stolen.


Granite Peak allows the use of skis, snowboards, and adaptive devices or other "manually-powered mobility aids" designed for use on the ski slopes. Adaptive devices are any specialized equipment that was designed and manufactured primarily for use by individuals who have disabilities, including; mono skis, bi skis, ski outriggers, and sit-skis.  Snow bikes are permitted with permission from Management and checking of leashed device.

Snow skateboards, home-made equipment and power-driven mobility devices are prohibited at Granite Peak.


Granite Peak Ski Area reserves the right to operate lifts and slopes according to skier/rider traffic and weather conditions. Best efforts are made to have Snow and Grooming reports accurate and up-to-date, however, closures of lifts and runs may occur prior to an online update. No refunds or rainchecks will be issued as a result.

All guests are required to have skis, snowboard and alpine devices attached to ride all lifts and conveyor belts.  Only direct permission from the General Manager or area management will allow guests without skis or snowboards to ride chairlifts or conveyors without ski / snowboard equipment during winter operating hours.  


Helmets are not required at Granite Peak but are strongly encouraged. Helmets are available for rent in our rental shop and are available for purchase in our ski shop. Parents are encouraged to log onto lidsonkids.org for further information on the protection afforded by helmets.


Granite Peak reserves the right to revoke the lift ticket or season pass 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 terrain parks. Granite Peak reserves the right to deny the use of area facilities to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.


In the course of taking pictures or video for future brochures or other promotional materials, it is possible that you may be filmed while you are at Granite Peak. As a condition of the purchase of your lift ticket or season pass, you are granting Granite Peak and Midwest Family Ski Resorts the right to use any and all such photographs or video in any advertising or publicity of Granite Peak and Midwest Family Ski Resorts without additional consent.


Skiing and riding 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 to others and be aware that there are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers & riders the responsibility for a great experience.

  1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2. People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  3. Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4. Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5. You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  7. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8. You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10. If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.


Be safety conscious. Officially endorsed by: NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION


The American National Standard For Passenger Ropeways recognizes that certain dangers and risks are inherent in machines of this type, and their operation. It is also recognized that inherent and other risks or dangers exist for those who are in the process of loading, riding or unloading from lifts, tows or conveyors. Passengers accept the risks inherent in such participation of which the ordinary prudent person is or should be aware.

Passengers shall use good judgment and act in a responsible manner while using the ropeway, tow or conveyor, including:

  • Participating in the loading, riding, and unloading processes in such a manner as to reduce risks for themselves and others;
  • Obeying all written and oral instructions and warnings;
  • Refraining from using the lift, tow or conveyor while under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  • Properly use the lift, tow or conveyor and equipment provided.

All passengers who use a lift, tow or conveyor shall be responsible for their own loading, riding, and unloading. They shall be presumed to have sufficient ability, physical dexterity, and/or personal assistance to negotiate and to be evacuated safely. Passengers shall maintain control of their speed and course while loading and unloading. A passenger shall get on and get off at designated areas.

No passenger shall load the lift without first understanding and observing the proper loading, riding, and unloading procedures. 

Passengers, while riding a ropeway, tow or conveyor; shall not throw or expel therefrom any object, nor shall any passenger do any act or thing that shall interfere with the operation. Passengers shall not willfully engage in any type of conduct that may contribute to or cause injury to any other person.

Conveyor belt lifts, "carpets" may not be used without a lift ticket or alpine equipment.  No exceptions.  

Please read and observe all signs. As for instructions if needed.


Out of safety concerns for guests, employees and ski area property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Granite Peak prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public including recreational users and hobbyists without the prior written authorization from the ski area. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the ski area boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from the ski area boundaries, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the ski area boundaries.

Please contact info@skigranitepeak.com or call 715-845-2846. if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any aerial drones.

Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement as well as those policies separately established by Granite Peak Ski Area, 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 skiing or snowboarding privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscating of any drone equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees.


Granite Peak Corporation ("Company") strives to comply with best practices and standards for website accessibility for guests with disabilities as defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). To permit Company content providers to meet this goal, the Company implements the following initiatives:

  • Developing and distributing accessibility practices for Company content providers
  • Appointing a website accessibility coordinator who is responsible for coordinating the Company's responsibilities with respect to accessibility, and responsible for developing the accessibility practices
  • Conforming our website with the WCAG Guidelines 2.0 AA
  • Modifying our website to permit content providers to post content in a format that conforms to WCAG for web content
  • Ensuring that our website does not interfere with the posting of content in formats that conform to W3C's guidance on accessibility

The Company undertakes these accessibility initiatives to expand access to everyone and to assist content providers with providing content in accessible formats.

Please direct any questions or suggestions on how to improve the accessibility of our website to info@skigranitepeak.com or call 715-845-2846. We welcome your feedback.


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