Giants Ridge Bike Park & Scenic Chairlift Rides will be closed 5/25-5/27. Due to the trail conditions after the rainfall we have received in the past 7 days.

Giants Ridge Policies

Giants Ridge Guest Policies

Children on Chairlifts

Out of safety concerns for our guests, employees, and resort property, Guest Services Management, in conjunction with its operational plan as operator of Giants Ridge, does not allow individuals younger than 3 years old to embark, ride and disembark on a chairlift at Giants Ridge. In addition, Giants Ridge does not allow skiers/snowboarders, mountain bike riders or any other individuals riding a chairlift to carry an infant or toddler in their arms, backpacks, chest packs, baby bjorns or other similar devices.

This policy stems in part from the safety concerns with the infant/toddler and/or parent as well as for the safety of our employees. The basis for this policy, in part, is that the national safety standards which govern chairlift design and operations (referred to as the ANSI B.77 passenger ropeway safety standards) requires chairlift passengers to be individually able to access chairlifts on their own accord and ability. Also, the chairlift’s design precludes the use of a pack by a guest. In addition, because of safety concerns related to the potential evacuation of chairlifts and the equipment employed in such evacuations, our evacuation procedures require that a passenger not be unencumbered by carrying infants in their arms or in packs – both for the safety of our guests and our employees and mountain patrol who conduct such evacuations. Lastly, there are additional safety concerns related to skiing/snowboarding or mountain bike riding with an infant in a pack or child carrier, especially the potentially elevated risks of skier vs. skier collisions or collisions with objects and the potential harm to an infant in a pack or carrier – no matter how well trained or the expertise of the adult carrying the infant.

eMTB Policy

Giants Ridge allows Pedal Assist eMTB (class 1) that weigh 50 lbs or less on all the Gravity Trails and South XC Trails. The bike carriers used on the chairlift are not designed to handle bikes heavier than 50 pounds.

eMTBs are not allowed on any of the trails in the Enchanted Flowest. These trails are on USFS property, which does not allow eMTBs of any kind.

Snow Bikes

  • Bikes Must have no more than 2 skies
  • Must have metal Edges on Skis
  • Must have a seat
  • Only 1 rider per bike
  • Must be designed to load lift without slowing or stopping the lift.
  • Must be loaded within envelope of chair; bike counts as rider on chairlift
  • No homemade bikes permitted
  • NOT allowed in terrain parks
  • MUST wear leash at all times (on lift & on slope)
  • Uphill transportation for snow bikes is limited to the Sarajevo Express lift.

NOT Allowed on our Slopes

  • Sleds, toboggans, discs, snow scooters, snow trikes, uphill traffic on Alpine Slopes
  • Children are NOT allowed in Bjorns, baby carriers or backpacks on the slopes or lift
  • Service Animals are NOT allowed on the chairlifts, Alpine slopes or tubing lanes