A few rules


Please do not buy a lift ticket if you have no experience of using a fast ski tow. You must be confident that you can set off smoothly and ride all the way to the top without falling.

Please stay underneath the haul rope at all times. You must release your Poma gently  and parallel to the rope, as you pass Pylon 7. If you fall over let go immediately.

Failure to use the tow correctly can be dangerous and will damage the equipment, potentially causing closure for everyone.


Our volunteers reserve the right not to sell you a ticket if they think you may struggle with the Poma. Unfortunately we are not able to run the tow at slow speed for prolonged periods because of potential damage to the motor.

Please follow the instructions and respect the advice given.


The North Pennines have some of the highest roads in the United Kingdom with long exposed sections above 500m in altitude. After heavy snowfall access may be difficult, particularly if driving over the pass from Teesdale or climbing Hartside from The Eden valley.

Though not normally essential, we recommend fitting winter tyres or carrying snow chains or snow socks to improve traction and braking. You travel at your own risk.


There is plenty of parking at Yad Moss but please only park on one side of the road, or else off the carriageway. Farm traffic, highway authority snow ploughs and emergency vehicles, must be able to pass easily, at all times.  Please avoid parking like this:








Bring a spade to dig out your parking space, if necessary. Thank you.


The farmer has specified that no dogs are allowed on the site.