Get ready to have a time of your life! The most important part of having fun is staying safe while knowing your limits. Getting hurt is the quickest way to ruin a great day on the hill. The goal of Stratton's safety team is to provide you with all of the necessary tools to ensure that you have the best time on the Mountain. Safety never takes a vacation so a little bit of caution goes a long way.

Stratton has been recognized with six National Ski Areas Association Safety Awards for comprehensive programs and innovative initiatives including the terrain park Safety Education Session.





Programs and Policies

Play Safe, Play Smart and Enjoy the Mountain
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Ski Patrol & Safety Patrol

Get ready to have a time of your life! The most important part of having fun is staying safe. The goal of Stratton's safety team is to provide you with all of the necessary tools to ensure that you have the best time on the Mountain.

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THE Carlos Otis Clinic

Stratton Mountain Urgent Care at The Carlos Otis Clinic is a state-of-the-art medical facility steps from the gondola base.  Staffed by orthopedic surgeons and physicians, the Clinic provides the Stratton community with general medical services, minor surgery, orthopedics, and advanced life support.  Please take advantage of the Carlos Otis Clinic’s free rapid-response, emergency communication program.  Register your family and you will be contacted immediately should a family member be involved in a mishap. During winter season, the Clinic is open (during winter season) 8:30am - 5pm and 8:30am - 9pm Friday, Saturday and Holiday Periods.

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Your Responsibility Code

Snowsports can be enjoyed in many ways. You will see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and adaptive equipment. 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 and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code and share with others the responsibility for a great mountain experience.

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Terrain Park Safety

Learn here how you can prepare yourself before entering the terrain park at Stratton Mountain. Terrainparksafety.org has a vast library of resources for every level park goer.  Be "Park SMART" this season on the mountain. 

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Safety Education Session (S.E.S)

Our nationally recognized S.E.S program is required to access freestyle terrain at Stratton Mountain. Going through the program will also give you access to some of the best-rated parks in the country.  All skiers and snowboarders are required to attend S.E.S before earning access to Stratton's parks.  Our award winning S.E.S program is available online, so you can plan ahead and take the course before your visit to the mountain.

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Helmet Usage

The primary safety consideration for all skiers and snowboarders is to ski and ride in a controlled and responsible manner. Stratton Mountain recommends wearing helmets for skiing and riding. Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to educate themselves on the benefits and limitations of helmet usage.

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Safety Uphill Travel Guideline

Stratton mountain has a new Uphill Travel Policy. Please use designated routes only: Green route Lower Standard; Blue route Lower Wanderer, Lower and Upper West Meadow, Mike’s Way; Black route Lower and Upper Kidderbrook.   Please note uphill travel is allowed only during operating hours.  Please stay on skiers left of all trails, wear brightly colored reflective clothing and keep all pets on a leash.  Please stop in an area where you are not obstructing a trail, and are visible from above.  PLEASE NOTE last gondola trip down is 3:30pm.