Snow Bike Policy

Snow Bike Policy Details

  • Equipment used will be designed for and fit for the intended purpose.
  • Attachments, pivots, and connections must all be engineered solutions.
  • Chairlift restraint bar must be used when transporting snow bikes.
  • Rider must use a safety leash.
  • Snow bike must be able to securely stay on chair with no assistance from the rider.
  • Rider and snow bike must be able to go through lift lines without causing interruptions.
  • Snow bike cannot be motorized for use with traditional ski/snowboard users.

Rider Responsibility

  • Rider must glide on and off the lift. 
  • Rider must adhere to the NSAA responsibility code as outlined below:

NSAA Responsibility Code

Know The Code. It's Your Responsibility.

  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.

Area Limitations

  • Load and Unload speeds should meet ANSI B77.1 standards for foot passengers when the rider is not wearing skis on their feet.  Fixed grip lifts will need to be slowed for loading and unloading ski bikes.

A violation of this policy will result in your snow bike riding privileges being revoked with no refund issued.

The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Patrol reserves the right to stop the activity that they deem dangerous to the customer or other customers.  You must always obey their directions.