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BAXTER STATE PARK
ALPINE SKIING REGULATIONS

ANY SKIING ABOVE TREELINE USING ALPINE OR NORDIC EQUIPMENT OR ANY VARIATION THEREOF

1. The leader must file a statement of alpine skiing experience as well as leadership experience. It will be the leader's responsibility to assure that each skiing party is under the leadership of a person whose abilities are adequate for the area being skied. It will also be the leader's responsibility to assure that the qualifications of each skier are adequate for the area being skied.

2. Minimum equipment is the same as for Winter Camping. In addition skiers on technical terrain are encouraged to use helmets. Those who refuse are warned of potential danger of injury or death. For definition of technical route, SEE 3-D under "Technical Climbing."

3. Skiing parties must have at least four people who are skiing within reasonable sight and sound of each other.

4. The leader must sign out with a ranger for day trips and report in upon return.

5. Day trip parties must carry one flashlight per person, and one first aid kit and sleeping bag per party.

6. South Basin provides the safest and best conditions for alpine skiing opportunities.

Baxter State Park
64 Balsam Drive
Millinocket, Me. 04462
(207) 723-5140

Baxter State Park - Baxter State Park is in the heart of Maine, with Mt. Katahdin as its crown jewel. Hiking, climbing and other recreational activities await you in Baxter State Park.

Winter Rules - The Baxter State Park Authority has developed a set of procedures and guidelines for winter use in an effort to assist Park users in planning trips to Baxter State Park, to promote safety of all persons using the Park and to protect the Baxter State Park Authority and its staff from unnecessary search and rescue efforts.

Day Use Regulations - No special permission is required for day use below tree line. However, in the interest of public safety we strongly discourage people from traveling alone in the winter; party size of at least 2 is strongly recommended, 3 or 4 is better! Day users are requested to check in and out at Park gates, volunteer registration points or Park Headquarters, by phone if more convenient. This is for the safety of users in the event of an accident or emergency and helps us keep statistics on Park use.

Technical Climbing - Get the latest in rules and regulations before you head out on a climb.

Winter Camping Regulations - Camping in the winter is not for everyone, so check this page before you venture out to the Park for a winter camping adventure.

Administrative Procedures Governing Winter Activities - The Baxter State Park Authority encourages winter use of the Park; but is vitally concerned with the safety of winter visitors. Users of the Park in the winter must comply with the Rules and Regulations of the Park.

Recommendations For Winter Visitors - Food, not clothing, is the source of your heat, so a diet high in carbohydrates, along with some fats, is recommended. Dry foods, such as pasta, rice and powdered potatoes, cheeses, and freeze dried meals are good choices because of their light weight.

Alpine Skiing Regulations - Get the latest in rules and regulations before you head out on a climb.

Day Use Hiking Guide - Those of us who work for Baxter State Park cherish the land we manage and hope you will strive to respect both the land and its inhabitants during your visit here.

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