Camden Snow Bowl dog rules reminder

Dec 01, 2012

Camden — Effective immediately the following rules are in effect at the Camden Snow Bowl from Dec. 1 to March 31:

— All pets must be on leash at all times when visiting the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area.

— Pets are only allowed: on trails designated for snowshoeing, in the toboggan chute area, on the fields around the base area, on Hosmer Pond, and in the parking lots.

— Pets are not allowed on any skiing terrain or in the lodge. Skiing terrain includes all alpine ski trails, ski lift lines and the new Nordic ski trail 22 Tacks. This rule is in effect regardless of whether there is snow on the ground or whether the Snow Bowl is open to the public. There is one exception to this rule: Pets on a leash will be allowed to accompany their owners while hiking or snowshoeing behind the Big T-Bar base terminal and up the north (right) side of the Spinnaker ski trail to access the Hosmer Brook Trail on adjacent Coastal Mountains Land Trust property.

— During other times of the year (April through November) pet owners are welcomed to enjoy all of the trails and outdoor property at the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area with their pets as long as they comply with the Town of Camden Dog Ordinance. That ordinance requires that pet owners be in control of their pets at all times, either with a leash no longer than 8 feet, or obediently at heel beside the owner and under voice command. It also stipulates that pet owners must pick up their pet’s waste at all times except on their own private property. The dog ordinance can be viewed in the ordinance section of the Town of Camden’s website.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Catherine Tanzer | Dec 02, 2012 10:59

They can be off leash in summer but not winter? Conflicting. Dogs have been allowed there off leash while under control. Are they supposed to go swimming on leash?

Posted by: Becky & Rusty Brace | Dec 01, 2012 21:58

How about a rule for dogs in owner's cars?  Without fail,every time I have visited the Snow Bowl in recent years, I see a dog waiting the in the back of someone's car, hanging out in the cold.  Is this really what's best for the dog?  Is it so important to parade your current breed-of-the-month dog for two or three minutes and then banish them to your car while you ski? I think they'd rather be at home.

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