Drone Policy

Out of safety concerns for guests, employees and ski area property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Mad River Glen Ski Area prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems or drones by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without the prior authorization from management.

This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone used by media or journalists operating above or within Mad River Glen Ski Area boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Mad River Glen Ski Area property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Mad River Glen Ski Area boundaries.

Please contact General Manager, Matt Lillard, if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any aerial drones. Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by Mad River Glen Ski Area, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements and waivers or releases of liability.

Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of skiing privileges and the confiscation of any drone equipment. Violators may be subject to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees.