Otis Ridge Mountain Safety and Policies

In 2020 our world was changed forever by the COVID pandemic. Although at the moment we are not under any restrictions, there seems to be a recent upswing in cases in this area and we ask that you be aware and responsible.

Please stay home if in the past 14 days have you had close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19 or in the past 48 hours experienced any of the following symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever (>100.4°F / 38°C) or felt feverish, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

As a family friendly ski area, Otis Ridge expects guests at the mountain to behave in a pleasant, positive and respectful manner towards all other individuals. As such, Otis Ridge will not tolerate the following behavior and reserves the right to confiscate lift tickets or season passes without refund and without warning, and/or deny services in the following circumstances: Apparent drunkenness or being under the influence of drugs; Open use of alcohol or drugs anywhere in public on the mountain; (see cannabis policy) Serious disorderly conduct including but not limited to fighting, damaging property, apparent theft, interference with and/or endangerment of others; Jumping off a chairlift or actively swinging or bouncing a chair; Throwing any object off a chairlift; Using profanity or vulgar language in the presence of children; Verbally abusing any person or employee at the ski area; or any other appropriate case. In general, Otis Ridge will issue one warning in the following circumstances before lift tickets or season passes will be confiscated without refund: Skiing closed trails or areas not designated for skiing; Cutting in front of other people in a lift line; Interference with or endangering others (and/or self); Skiing too close to others, out of control, or colliding with others; Skiing on terrain beyond one’s ability; Repeated use of offensive or vulgar language; or any other appropriate case. Otis Ridge reserves the right to confiscate lift tickets, season passes for any repeat offenses and/or or deny services at the sole discretion of management. It’s all about respect and the golden rule. Everybody is here to have a good time – do not do anything that will interfere with anybody else’s good time.
Massachusetts General Law, Part I, Title XV, Chapter 94G, Section 7 allows adults age 21 and older to possess limited quantities of cannabis (marijuana) for personal use. The law further states that: “no person shall consume marijuana in a public space or smoke marijuana where smoking tobacco is prohibited”. Additionally, Massachusetts regulations (526 CMR 10.08) prohibit riding a chairlift under the influence of drugs. Therefore, in compliance with Massachusetts law, marijuana may not be consumed (by smoking, vaping, and/or eating) at Otis Ridge in any commercial or public space including parking lots, lodges, buildings, surrounding areas, base area, lift lines, chair lifts, or anywhere on the mountain.  In addition, Resort policy prohibits being under the influence of drugs or alcohol when participating in recreational activities at Otis Ridge and prohibits the smoking or vaping of tobacco or drinking alcohol in lift lines or on chairlifts.  Guests who violate Massachusetts law or Resort policy are subject to having their lift tickets or season passes revoked without refund, removal from the resort, and enforcement by the Otis Police or Massachusetts State Police.
Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, Otis Ridge prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or aerial drones, by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists. This prohibition on drone use extends to any drones launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries. Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing or snowboarding privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any equipment. Violators will be liable for any damages, including but not limited to, physical or personal injuries, property damage, damages for violations of privacy, regulatory fines and legal fees.
No uphill travel is allowed at Otis Ridge
Indoor Etiquette: Out of respect for other guests, please limit your time indoors and remove all bags and personal items from tables. Please clear your table when you are done – garbage in the garbage cans, trays returned. Reserving of tables is not allowed and items left on tables will be removed. All belongings should be in a cubby or in your vehicle.
Sorry, No snow toys allowed at any time. This includes but is not limited to: toy skis and snowboards (skis and snowboards that do not have metal edges), sleds, tubes.