Schweitzer Mountain Resort Policies


Uphill Travel

For your safety and to avoid disruption in our ability to safely open and operate the mountain, uphill travel is prohibited (except on nordic trails).  Hazards include: avalanches and explosives work, on-snow equipment, winch lines and unmarked obstacles.  Schweitzer is private propert.  Valid lift tickets or season pass is required at all times.  Violators may be prosecuted and/or trespassed for up to 1 year.  Questions, call Ski Patrol at 208-255-3075 or Mountain Operations Director at 208-255-3051.


Motorized Vehicle Access

Motor vehicles (including ATVs & motorcycles) are not permitted on Schweitzer property other than on established public roadways and parking areas.  Limited access may be granted with prior authorization.  
Powered Mobility-Assist devices such as powered wheelchairs are permitted in Schweitzer Village and facilities.  Please contact Schweitzer with any questions about disabled access.  


Horses/ Pack Animals

Horses or other pack animals are not permitted on Schweitzer property, including the village and trail system.  A horseback riding concessionaire has exclusive access to designated trails on our trail network.  Other private access via horse or pack animal is prohibited.  


Service Animals

Trained service animals are welcome in most locations throughout Schweitzer Mountain Resort (SMR). Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animals at all times and should keep them on a leash or harness while visiting. SMR Employees are not permitted to take control of service animals. 

Service animals are restricted from the following locations:

  • Chairlifts
  • All ski slopes (including Terrain Parks)
  • Tubing Hill
  • Zip line
  • Climbing Wall

Firearms

For the safety and comfort of all our guests, Schweitzer Mountain Resort prohibits the carrying of firearms while on Schweitzer’s premises, with the exception of active on-duty law enforcement officers.    


Camping

Overnight camping is permitted with permission in designated parking areas only.  Camping must be in a fully self-contained RV only.  RV campers must obtain an overnight RV pass from the Guest Services department. 


Fires

Wood or charcoal campfires/grills are not permitted on Schweitzer property except during winter operations, and then only in association with authorized RV camping.  Schweitzer reserves the right to use campfires as part of special events or activities at any time in accordance with state and federal fire restrictions.


Hunting

Hunting is not permitted on Schweitzer’s land/premises.  


UAV/Drones

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly referred to as drones, are not permitted without prior authorization from the Mountain Operations Director. 


Private Aircraft

Landing private aircraft on Schweitzer’s property is prohibited without prior authorization from the Mountain Operations Director.


Hangliding/Paragliding

Hangliding, paragliding, or similar activities (launching or landing) are not permitted on Schweitzer’s premises.   


Firewood gathering/ Cutting of trees or brush

Cutting of any trees, brush, or logs for any reason, including firewood gathering, is prohibited on Schweitzer property without prior permission from the Mountain Operations Director.