It's Your Responsibility

Mountain Safety


Heads Up, Know the code

Your Responsibility Code. Wilmot Mountain is committed to promoting skier safety. In addition to people using traditional alpine ski equipment, you may be joined on the slopes by snowboarders, telemark skiers or cross-country skiers, skiers with disabilities, skiers with specialized equipment and others. Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it. Observe "Your Responsibility Code" listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

Uphill Access

When Ski Area Open: No uphill access is allowed without a lift ticket/reservation and ski/snowboard gear.  No sledding. No animals permitted on hill or on lifts.

When the Ski Area Closed: No Patrol. No Maintenance For Recreational Use. No Services. All Access Is Restricted. 

Unmarked Hazards May Be Encountered at Any Time: Including Construction, Heavy Machinery, Man-Made Objects, Variable Conditions, Avalanches, & Other Hazards.

Please Note It is unlawful to access Wilmot Mountain’s lifts without a valid lift access card or season pass. Skiing or riding without a lift access card or pass or with a fraudulent lift access card or pass will result in prosecution. Lift access cards are non-refundable.  

First Aid Services For immediate assistance and to report all accidents, please call the Ski Patrol at 262-862-2301 ext 4628. Emergency Phones are available with all lift operators. All parties involved in a collision must exchange information and contact the Ski Patrol.  

Slow Zones
Certain areas (indicated on the map in yellow) are designated as SLOW ZONES. Please observe the posted slow zone areas by maintaining a speed no faster than the general flow of traffic. Space and speed are especially important in these areas. Fast and aggressive skiing will not be tolerated and may result in termination of your resort privileges.  

Freestyle Terrain
Freestyle Terrain may contain jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, and other constructed or natural terrain features. Prior to using freestyle terrain, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with all elements and landings and obeying all instructions, warnings, and signs. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground and in the air.  

Know the Code – Play It Safe Skiing and riding, in their various forms, are inherently hazardous sports. Trail and slope conditions change constantly with weather and use. It is your responsibility to avoid natural and manmade objects regardless of the presence of markings or other mitigation, and to avoid and use courtesy with other people. Wilmot Mountain uses many different types of marking devices to alert you to some hazards. 


Backcountry Warning
Skiing and Riding off Open and Designated Trails: The ski area assumes no responsibility for skiers and riders going beyond the open and designated trails at Wilmot. Areas beyond the open and designated trails are not patrolled or maintained. Unmarked obstacles and other natural hazards exist.   

Wilmot Mountain’s Off Trail Policy
Wooded areas between designated trails within the ski area boundary are not patrolled and have no skier/ snowboarder services. If you ski/ride in wooded areas that are not designated trails, you are solely responsible for yourself. You must enter from and exit onto designated trails that are open to the public for skiing/riding. Failure to do so will result in the loss of your skiing/ riding privileges. Wooded areas are recommended for expert skiers/riders, in groups of three or more. Do not ski/ride alone. Unmarked obstacles exists throughout.  

Snowcats and Snowmobiles CAUTION – snowcats, snowmobiles and snowmaking may be encountered at any time.  

The Wisconsin legislature, recognizing risks that are inherent in the sport, has passed the Wisconsin Skier Safety Act which provides inherent risks of the sport and relative responsibilities of the “participant in an alpine sport” and the ski area.You must obey the Act. A summary of the inherent risks is listed below:


Under Wisconsin law, each participant in an alpine sport assumes the risk of injury or death to person or injury to property resulting from the conditions and risks that are considered to be inherent in an alpine sport, has a number of duties that must be met while engaging in an alpine sport, and is subject to limitations on the ability to recover damages from a ski area operator for injuries or death to a person or to property. A complete copy of this law is available for review at the main site where tickets to this ski area are sold. Inherent risks of alpine sports include, but are not limited to, changing weather conditions; variation or steepness of terrain; snow or ice conditions; surface or subsurface conditions; bare spots; creeks; cliffs; bumps; moguls; forest growth or debris; rocks; stumps; and collision with ski area infrastructure or other skiers.
Skiers should be advised that a green circle, blue square, single or double black diamond, or orange oval at Wilmot Mountain is not necessarily the same as a similar designation at other resorts. The system is a relative system, valid only at this area, and skiers should work their way up, beginning with the easiest trails no matter what their ability level may be, until they are familiar with the trails at the area.
Wilmot Mountain discourages the use of electronic devices - cell phones, music players, or earphones - while skiing and snowboarding, or loading and unloading lifts.
Under the law, you cannot board a lift unless you have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely negotiate and/or safely use such lift, or until you have asked for and received information sufficient to enable you to safely use the lift. You may not use a lift or any ski trail when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
CAUTION: snowcats, snowmobiles and snowmaking activities and equipment may be encountered at any time.
Certain areas (indicated on the map in yellow) are designated as SLOW ZONES. Please observe the posted slow areas by maintaining a speed no faster than the general flow of traffic. Space and speed are especially important in these areas. Fast and aggressive skiing will not be tolerated and may result in termination or skiing/riding privileges.

Wilmot Mountain encourages our guests to wear a helmet. While helmets may mitigate or reduce the severity of some head injuries, their use does not guarantee safety and will not prevent all injuries. Wilmot Mountain reminds you that every winter sport participant shares responsibility for his or her own safety and for the safety of others using the ski area facilities.

Children's Ski School Helmet Policy.

Children ages 12 and under must wear a winter sport protective helmet while participating in ski school. In addition, children over the age of 12 who participate in designated children's classes or programs must wear a helmet. Rental Helmets are available at our children's ski school locations for your convenience.

Your ticket or pass is non-transferable and may not be resold or used by anyone other than the person to whom it was issued. Report lost or stolen passes to resort staff or law enforcement immediately. Resort staff may ask you to show your pass or ticket at any time. Failure to show a valid pass or ticket or engaging in fraudulent behavior of any kind may result in loss of resort privileges and/or criminal prosecution.

For safety reasons, recreational drone use by any guest or member of the public, for any reason, is not permitted on or over any of our property. Likewise, commercial use is also prohibited on Vail Resorts' property, except in limited circumstances when an approved operator has obtained an FAA exemption and received written permission from the resort. This includes use associated with special events, marketing and in film/photo applications.
With every 3,000 foot increase in altitude, UV levels rise by 10-12%. We recommend eye protection and sunscreen to ensure protection from UV rays.