1. All users of the bike park, trails, chairlift, and features must purchase a ticket or season pass.
2. Helmets are mandatory for all users and other protective equipment is strongly recommended.
3. An age minimum of 8 years old will be enforced in order to ride the mountain bike trails. Participants under the age of 8 will be allowed to ride in the skills park area.
4. All users age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian at all times while utilizing the bike park.
5. All users of the bike park and trails are required to complete the release of liability form. Any person under the age of 18 must have a legal parent/legal guardian present to sign a mountain bike release of liability form.
6. Full suspension mountain bikes are recommended. Welch Village staff reserve the right, at their discretion, to disallow the use of bikes deemed to be unsuitable or unsafe. BMX type bikes are not allowed.
7. For your safety and preservation of the trails, take note and abide by closed areas, hazard markings and signage. Ride only on designated trails that are open.
8. Uphill riding is only allowed on the designated uphill trail.
9. There are associated risks to your bike and yourself when using the chairlift and bike trails. Welch Village is not responsible for injury or damage. You assume ALL the risk.
10. Always use caution and dismount during times of heavy traffic.
11. ATV's, trucks, heavy machinery, and maintenance personnel may be encountered at any time. Use caution.
12. The chairlift and bike park may close at anytime for inclement weather. Seek shelter during lightening storms and other bad weather.
13. Tickets and season passes are non-refundable.
*Welch Village management reserves the right to change or modify rules at anytime for safety reasons.
Mountain Bike Responsibility Code
Mountain Biking involves the risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions, and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. For your safety and the safety of others, please always adhere to the code.
1. STAY IN CONTROL. You are responsible for avoiding objects and people.
2. KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Ride within your ability. Start small and work your way up.
3. PROTECT YOURSELF. Use an appropriate bike, helmet, and protective equipment. Helmets are REQUIRED and other protective equipment is strongly recommended.
4. INSPECT & MAINTAIN YOUR EQUIPMENT. Know your components and their operations prior to riding. Inspect your bike or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic before you ride.
5. BE LIFT SMART. Know how to load, ride, and unload the chairlift safely. Ask if you need help.
6. INSPECT THE TRAILS AND FEATURES. Conditions change constantly; plan and adjust your riding accordingly.
7. OBEY SIGNS AND WARNINGS. Stay on marked trails only. Keep off closed trails and features. Ride in direction indicated.
8. BE VISIBLE. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, feature, landing, or are not visible.
9. LOOK OUT FOR OTHERS. Look both ways and yield when entering or crossing a road or trail. When overtaking, use caution and yield to those ahead. Look uphill and yield to other riders when entering a trail or starting downhill.
10. COOPERATE. If involved in or witness to an incident, you must identify yourself to Bike Patrol or staff member.
*The Responsibility Code is endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association.