Resort Policies

Rules for guest and team safety.

Chairlift Safety

Kids on Lifts

For your children's safety, skiing/riding with children in backpacks is prohibited.

For more information, Kids on Lifts

Uphill Policy



Boyne Mountain Resort allows uphill access vie skinning during the winter operating season one hour prior to operating hours and during posted operating hours. For the safety of everyone on the mountain, anyone participating in these activities must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. You must have a valid season pass or day ticket. Uphill travel equipment is required to have metal edges, a restraining device or brakes and an industry-approved binding. (AT skis and telemark skis. CROSS COUNTRY SKIS ARE NOT ALLOWED.)
  2. The route of uphill travel is up Deer Run and or Cold Springs Trails to the top of the Mountain Express chair lift. Uphill travel is only allowed on this designated route.
  3. If you skin up and descended prior to operating hours, you must travel down along the same route you traveled up. All trails and terrain parks are closed outside of operating hours, with the exception of the designated uphill routes one hour prior to opening.
  4. You must be visible to all traffic at all times, and you should know and follow 'Your Responsibility Code' at all times.
  5. No dogs are allowed on the mountain, except service dogs, which must be on a leash.
  6. Overnight stays on the mountain are not permitted.
  7. Management reserves the right to close the mountain at any time. SLEDDING IS NOT PERMITTED ON ANY PART OF BOYNE MOUNTAIN AT ANY TIME.
  8. The mountain is closed and cleared of all guests and staff at the end of each operating day.

If you access the mountain during the one hour prior to operating hours, you do so at your own risk. Conditions may be variable, due to weather, ungroomed surfaces and limited visibility. Uphill users are warned that snowmobiles, snowmaking, snow grooming, winch cables, and other equipment may be encountered at any time and that you are responsible to stay clear of such equipment. Use extra caution and always remain aware of what is happening around you.

  • It is strongly recommended that all uphill users wear brightly-colored clothing and have reflective material on clothing, poles, or packs to heighten visibility. Flashing lights, such as those commonly used by bicycle riders, make it easy for other users and ski area personnel to see you. Use extra caution if you are descending in the dark or in low light conditions. 

  • Be aware of other skiers, riders, and vehicles approaching you. Stay to the side of the authorized uphill routes and avoid spots where you may not be visible. When descending, please be aware and considerate of other users and ski area personnel. 

  • Avoid all grooming operations and especially winch cats. The cable between the anchor and the cat can be difficult to see and maybe under the snow. These cables can stretch for thousands of feet and can move very quickly. The Top of the Trail Being winched is marked with a red reflective sign that reads DANGER CABLE "grooming in progress" and a flashing blue light. DO NOT CROSS if encountered.

  • Be aware that there are no patrol services outside of operating hours, and ski area buildings are closed. In case of emergency, call 911 and know that response times could be extended. Be aware that mobile phone service can be unreliable on the mountain.

Cashless Payments

At Boyne Mountain Resort, we want you to have an effortless time with your friends and family.  That is why as of December 16, 2022, all Boyne Mountain outlets will be moving to cashless payments only, with the exception of the Avalanche Bay Arcade. Simply swipe or tap your credit card, debit card or smart device with Apple Pay or Google pay or gift card, room/account charge to complete purchases at our sales locations.

To learn more, please visit our Cashless Payments Resort Policy Page. 

Drone Policy

Personal photography is allowed across the resort and at all resort events. All commercial and media filming, video and photography, requires prior approval from Boyne Mountain's Marketing Department. 

Due to safety and privacy concerns, Boyne Mountain prohibits the operation of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, on or above resort property without prior written authorization from Boyne Mountain. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the area boundaries. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from Resort property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries. 

Authorization for drone use will require proof of FAA licensing, insurance covering drone use, and liability release. Please contact the Marketing Department and provide this documentation if you wish to apply for authorization or have any questions. Any violation of this policy can be reported to the FAA and may involve suspension of your access privileges to the Resort, the revocation of your season pass, and confiscation of any prohibited equipment. 

Violators will be subject to any liability for damages, including, but not limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees. 

Pet Policy

Boyne Mountain is a family-friendly resort. Guests & team members come from a variety of backgrounds and not all people are comfortable with pets. Guests with pets are expected to be respectful of all guests & team members around them. If a pet becomes aggressive or a pet owner is unable/unwilling to control their pet, the owner will be asked to remove the pet from the property.  

  • This policy applies to all pets and emotional support animals visiting Boyne Mountain. 
  • Bone Mountain permits reasonable pets ( Dogs, Cats, etc.) that are under the complete control of their owner. Large, aggressive, or dangerous animals/pets are not permitted. 
  • This policy does not apply to service animals that are required because of a disability and have been trained for a specific job or task. For more information regarding service animals please see the Boyne Mountain Service Animal Policy
  • Pets are allowed in select accommodations at Boyne Mountain. Please call Central Reservations to reserve pet-friendly accommodations. 855.688.7024

See our pet policy page for more information about pets at Boyne Mountain Resort.

Thank you for taking the time to keep your pets safe and happy. Together, we can keep Boyne Mountain safe and enjoyable for all our guests and their pets. 

Sledding Policy

Sledding of any kind is not permitted on Boyne Mountain property. Good news – we have snow tubing!

Mountain Safety

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Your Responsibility Code (2022)

  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.

Winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. If you need help understanding the Code, please ask any ski area employee.