On-Mountain Use of Service Animals
Appalachian Ski Mtn. policy does not allow animals on ski terrain or ski lifts. The use of service animals on ski lifts and ski terrain conflicts with Appalachian Ski Mtn.’s safety requirements necessary for the reasonably safe operation of our on-slope activities. These safety concerns include the use of service animals on the slopes that expose the user and other skiers/snowboarders to a safety hazard. These safety concerns are compounded by our facility’s high volume of trail use. These safety requirements are based on actual risks and are not intended to be discriminatory in any way.
Out of safety concerns…
For guests, employees, and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Appalachian Ski Mtn., Inc. (ASM) prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without the prior written authorization from ASM. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the Resort’s boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries. Please contact ASM 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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by the Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability. Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing or snowboarding privileges, or the revocation of your pass, as well as confiscation of any drone equipment, and may subject violators 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.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Website Accessibility Policy
Appalachian Ski Mtn., Inc. recognizes that websites are dynamic, continuously evolving communication tools. Our goal is to continually work towards making our websites accessible to all users, including users who have disabilities. To meet this goal, we will implement and continue to work toward the following goals:
Conforming our websites to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (“WCAG”), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”).
Modifying our websites to permit content providers to post content in a format that conforms to WCAG for web content.
Ensuring that our websites do not interfere with the posting of content in formats that conform to W3C’s guidance on accessibility.
Distributing this policy to Company content providers and website content and technical support personnel for our websites.
Linking to this policy from the ASM homepage.
Providing a method to submit feedback, and providing a method to contact the Company’s website accessibility coordinator.
Developing and distributing accessibility practices for Company content providers.
Appointing a website accessibility coordinator who is knowledgeable on website accessibility and digital accessibility standards, responsible for coordinating the Company’s responsibilities with respect to accessibility, and responsible for developing the accessibility practices.
Modifying policies to prioritize accessibility bug fixes to ensure they are remedied with the same level of priority as any other equivalent loss of function for individuals without disabilities.
Retaining website accessibility consultants responsible for conducting annual website accessibility evaluations of our websites
Assessing our Websites with a variety of evaluation tools for compliance to accessibility guidelines.
Our websites either include, or will include, the following accessibility features:
Inclusion of alternative text detail for relevant images and graphics.
Improving color contrast between content and background color.
Utilize ARIA Roles
Improve keyboard accessibility/navigation
W3C accessibility guidelines: These explain the reasons behind each guideline
WebAIM: Non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials
We are dedicated to continuously making accessibility improvements to our websites and your input is important. Please direct any questions or suggestions on how to improve the accessibility of our websites to our accessibility officer at: