Be Safe and Have Fun!

Skiing & Riding Off Designated Trails


Please Use Extreme Caution and Good Judgement

If you ski or ride off the groomed trails or in the woods, you leave the open and designated trails at our Club. The Quechee Lakes Landowners’ Association is not responsible for any damage or injury to any person who utilizes the ski area facilities to access terrain outside the open and designated trails. [12 V.S.A. 1038.] Vermont law also states that you may be billed for search and rescue activities for your rescue.

Woods Skiing and Riding: Open and designated trails at the Quechee Ski Area are generally within the groomed edges of trails. All other areas, including woods that are accessible from the Quechee Ski Area facilities, are not part of the designated trails. If you choose to ski/ride in the woods (or in other non-designated areas), please know that these areas are not opened, closed, inspected, marked, or patrolled in any way by the Quechee Ski Area.

The woods (and other non-designated areas) will contain countless hazards and can be life-threatening, including the possibility of being severely injured in remote locations and/or becoming lost and freezing to death. Search and rescue operations are conducted
in Vermont woods each winter for lost skiers and riders who choose to leave the designated terrain and ski or ride in the woods. These searches are not always successful. If you do choose to ski or ride in the woods, or otherwise leave the designated trails, please be sure you are prepared to endure extreme conditions. Never ski or ride in the woods alone and never enter the woods after 3pm in the afternoon.

Pets, including dogs, are not permitted at any time on QLLA common land, including golf courses, ski hill, Clubhouse and beach areas. Pets are permitted on our Section 5 hiking trails, and we ask that you properly dispose of their waste.