Trail Etiquette

Respect & Preserve the Tracks

We encourage cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Eagle Cliff Trails. Regardless of the activity that brings you to Eagle Cliff Ski Area, please be responsible; respect and preserve the tracks. Refrain from walking, snowshoeing, pulling sleds, or allowing dogs on ski tracks or groomed trails. All of these activities compromise the integrity of the ski track. Divots left behind by these activities present a dangerous situation for skiers who encounter them. Don't cause potential injury to other trail users.

Trail Etiquette Tips

  • Focus on skier safety and preserving the integrity of ski tracks. No dogs are allowed on the trails with the exception of the Sunny Meadow trail and snowshoe trails (Hollow, Lost Run, Lily Park, Holey Rock and Hamburger). Leashes are required on these trails.

  • Ski responsibly, with control and with consideration for others.

  • Be courteous to all other users you encounter; remember that there are skiers of varying levels and abilities on the trails.

  • Uphill traffic yields to downhill traffic.

  • Pass on the left if overtaking a slower skier from behind and announce your presence prior to passing.

  • Refrain from blocking the trail. When stopped, step to the side of the trail outside of the tracks.

  • When you fall, move off the trail as quickly as possible and repair divots (as best you can) left behind from your fall.

  • Be on the lookout for oncoming skiers in areas where visibility is limited and on uphill and downhill sections.

  • If you encounter grooming equipment on the trails, allow it to pass.

  • When snowshoeing and encountering ski tracks, do not walk on them. Walk adjacent to the ski track to preserve it. Make or follow a trail that is separate from the ski track and to one side of it.

  • Do not hike on the tracks. Skis distribute weight and allow for a smooth glide across the snow. Hiking lacks the weight distribution provided by skis and results in divots that ruin the track. Your holes could be another user's hazard.