Ski Patrol & Safety

Ski Patrol

Wachusett Mountain has an award winning Ski Patrol as well as Rangers. The Patrol is made up of approximately 150 Ski Patrollers certified in National Ski Patrol Outdoor Emergency Care. Our Ranger program is made up of approximately 50 Rangers who ski and ride the mountain as ambassadors, promoting safety on the snow.   If you'd like information about becoming a Ranger or Ski Patroller complete the  online application  or call Kevin McDonald at 978-464-2300 Ext. 3351.

We always encourage skiers and riders to be sure they are always in control and make an effort to keep themselves and the people around safe. Small things like wearing a helmet and knowing the code can make skiing and riding safer for everyone at Wachusett. All park event participants are encouraged to wear helmets, we will even provide you with one to borrow for the competition if you ask!


  • Uphill Trail Policy & Passes

  • Drone Policy

  • Marijuana Policy

  • Ski bikes and foot traffic are not allowed on the slopes or lifts.
    (Exception: Uphill walking lanes are established during some special events)

  • Sledding on any type of device is prohibited

  • Please remove backpacks before riding the chair lift.

Responsibility Code

  1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

 Ralph's Run and Conifer Connection are designated as "Family Trails." This means these are slow skiing trails. The Wachusett Ski Patrol has a zero tolerance policy on these trails. If you are caught skiing or riding too fast or above your ability, your pass will be suspended for one week.



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