Drone and Photography Policies
Due to safety and privacy concerns, Spider Mountain prohibits the operation or use on or above the bike park property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public—including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists—without prior written authorization from Spider Mountain. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from bike park or Thunderbird Lodge property, as well as any launched from public or private property outside of the bike park or resort boundaries. Please contact a bike park representative at email@example.com if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any such devices. Authorization, if granted, will be given on a case by case basis.
Any authorized operation of drones on or above bike park property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by this bike park, 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 access privileges to the bike park, or the revocation of your season pass or lift ticket, as well as confiscation of any prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including, but not limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.
Photography is allowed on the mountain, but photographers do so at their own risk, and must have filled out a liability waiver at the base area to be on property. On operational days, photographers should have a valid lift ticket (either riding or scenic lift ride ticket). On non-operational days for use of the trails, photographers must have a valid lift ticket (discounted and available at Thunderbird Lodge) and sign a liability waiver. Photographer work on the mountain at their own risk, and Spider Mountain and Thunderbird Lodge assumes no liability for damages, including equipment and medical emergencies.