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Photography & Drone Policy
Personal photography is allowed across the resort and at all resort events. For commercial photography, media access, and other special access to the mountain or events beyond areas accessible to the public please contact the Shawnee Mountain marketing department for prior approval.
Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or aerial drones, by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without prior written authorization from the Resort.
This prohibition includes drones for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above property owned or managed by Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. This prohibition on drone 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 Shawnee Mountain Ski Area if you have any questions, or if you seek prior approval to operate any aerial drones. Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations and local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by Shawnee Mountain 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 your skiing or snowboarding privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any equipment. Violators will be liable for any damages, including but not limited to, physical or personal injuries, property damage, damages for violations of privacy, regulatory fines and legal fees.