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For the consideration and safety of all of our guests we ask that you please observe the following guidelines.

Skiers/Boarders Responsibility Code:

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.

Mountain Bikers Responsibility Code:
1. Always stay in control.
2. Know your limits.
3. Protect yourself.
4. Inspect and maintain your equipment.
5. Be lift smart.
6. Inspect the trails and features.
7. Obey signs and warnings.
8. Be Visible.
9. Look out for others.
10. Cooperate.

Class 1 e-bikes are permitted on the mountain; however, there are no uphill trails, and e-bikes are not allowed to be ridden up any part of the mountain. Riders must ride downhill and may not use service roads to access trails. Lift ticket required to access trails.

Helmets are required to be worn by all mountain bikers.

Drone Usage:
Silver Mountain Resort prohibits the use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, without prior written authorization from the resort.

General Guidelines
1. No smoking, including e-cigs, is permitted at Silver Mountain Resort.
2. Please remember to dress appropriately as our gondolas are not temperature controlled.
3. Silver Mountain is on private property and for the safety and comfort of all our guests, Silver Mountain prohibits the carrying of firearms while on Silver premises. The exception being active on-duty law enforcement officers. 

Dog Policy
Dogs are permitted in the village, on the gondola*, and on hiking trails*, but for the comfort of all of our guests, please keep your dogs on a leash at all times. Additionally we ask that you kindly pick up after your pets. Outside temperatures often get into the 90s in the summer; please do not leave your dogs in a locked car. *Dogs are not allowed on the gondola or hiking trails during event weekends. Event weekends include the North American Enduro Cup, Silver Kings Hard Enduro, Top Pin Archery, Brewsfest, and Northwest Cup.

Tree Well & Deep Snow Safety
A deep snow or tree well immersion accident occurs when a skier or rider falls into an area of deep unconsolidated snow and becomes immobilized and suffocates. Minimize your risk by paying attention, avoiding tree wells, and skiing or boarding with a partner in sight.

Resort Boundary Policy
Silver Mountain Resort has a clearly marked resort boundary. Skiers who choose to leave the resort and ski beyond the boundary do so at their own risk. This includes popular areas such as South of the Border and Goaties. There are no resort services outside the resort boundary. The backcountry surrounding Silver Mountain may contain uncontrolled avalanche terrain and unmarked hazards and obstacles.

Rescue from the backcountry surrounding Silver Mountain Resort is the responsibility of the Shoshone County Sherriff. Rescue, if available, will be slow and difficult. Costs associated with backcountry rescues are the responsibility of the individuals being rescued.

Those who choose to ski in the backcountry should ski with a partner; have the skills and knowledge to do so safely; carry and know how to use avalanche transceivers, shovel, and probe; know their route and have a means of uphill travel.

Click here for information from the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center

Click here to watch Know Before You Go, an avalanche safety video

AirFlare Mountain Safety App
Silver Mountain has recently adopted AirFlare Search Technology as part of an ongoing effort to promote mountain safety. AirFlare is a low cost, easy to use, lifesaving tool you don’t need to remember to pack. AirFlare transforms a mobile phone into a safety and rescue beacon. AirFlare enables Silver Mountain Ski Patrol to quickly locate a skier in need of assistance, whether in or out of cell service. AirFlare also provides a number of self-help features, for example, the ability to determine the exact location of a friend or family member with a single push of a button, and to quickly navigate to them. This app is a good addition to but does not replace an avalanche transceiver. Learn more at

Beacon check stations are located at the top of Chairs 2 & 4.

In case of an accident, contact ski patrol at 208.784.1943.

We are equipped with RECCO Rescue Technology. Silver Mountain Ski Patrol uses RECCO detectors to search for any person reported missing.