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Home Equipment Policy
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Equipment Policy

Big Sky Resort On-Mountain Winter Equipment Policy


Big Sky Resort's lifts and terrain primarily accommodates skiers, snowboarders, and snow bikers using equipment that includes metal edges and retention devices. The user must be able to load and unload the lifts safely and without assistance; adaptive skiers needing assistance see our ADA policy.

Allowed devices:

  • Alpine/Telemark/Mono/Sit Skis: Allowed with a working brake or retention system
  • Snowboards: Allowed with a working retention device (highback binding considered okay)
  • Snowblades: Allowed with a working retention device
  • Snowshoes: Allowed on designated trails only (not allowed on chairlifts)


Snow Bike Policies:

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

All other devices are not allowed, including, but not limited to:

  • Plastic skis and snowboards
  • Skis, snowboards and other devices without metal edges
  • Sleds/discs/toboggans/tubes
  • Snowdecks
  • Snowscooters
  • Fat Bikes
  • Bicycle conversions (not allowed to have gears, chain, wheels, tires, or crank assembly)



Please also note our Flying Devices Policy.