Stratton Mountain Summer Safety Tips

Hiker's Responsibility Code

  1. Obey all trail signs and markings and hike only on designated trails.
  2. Don't stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible to others.
  3. Dogs must be on a leash and under an owner's control at all times while on Stratton property.
  4. Know how to use the gondola lift properly. When in doubt, ask a lift operator.
  5. Respect the environment and wildlife.
  6. Access to emergency care available at the Stratton Mountain Clinic located at the base area behind the Starship Gondola. Hours of operation are 7AM – 5PM (7 days a week) starting weekend of Memorial Day.
  7. Be prepared for constantly changing weather conditions.
  8. Please hike on designated hiking trails and roads only.
  9. Hiking/outdoor footwear is recommended.

Mountain Bike Responsibility Code

  1. Familiarize yourself with the trail system and select rides within your ability level.
  2. Make sure that all bike components work properly
  3. Helmets are required while riding. Gloves and protective clothing are recommended.
  4. Always ride with a buddy and be prepared for emergencies.
  5. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings and ride only on designated trails. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Be courteous to other riders and pass only when it is safe.
  8. Yield to other types of trail users including hikers, horses and vehicles.
  9. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  10. Respect the environment and wildlife.
  11. When entering a trail or starting downhill, you must look uphill and yield to other riders.

In Case of an Accident or If You Get Lost
Retrace your steps or proceed downhill until you come to a work road. If you have a cell phone dial 802-297-4086 or 802-297-2500. Wait for someone to answer, do not hang up until all pertinent information has been gathered.

Lightning and Thunderstorms
Brief afternoon thunderstorms are common in the mountains. Seek shelter when you see a storm developing. You are responsible to take proper precautions that include keeping off ridgelines and staying clear of chairlift houses and towers, power lines, open spaces, lone trees and signposts. Gondola may close on occasion causing delays. Please take this into consideration when planning on-mountain activities.

Weather and Terrain
Unpredictable weather, as well as rugged, uneven, irregular and slippery conditions exists. YOU ASSUME THE RISK.