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 over.

Please do not ‘slalom’ up the tow track. Stay underneath the haul cable at all times to avoid pulling it off its guide wheels.   At the summit (Pylon 7) please make sure you release your Poma gently  and well before the return ‘Bull Wheel’.   If you fall over let go immediately.

Failure to use the tow correctly can be dangerous and will damage it, potentially causing closure.  Please don’t break our only ski tow !


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 speeds for prolonged periods, because of the risk of overheating the motor.  Please follow the instructions given and respect the advice of our operators. Thank you.


The North Pennines have some of the highest and most exposed roads in the United Kingdom. After heavy snowfall access may be difficult, particularly if driving from Teesdale or climbing Hartside Pass.  You travel at your own risk.

Though not normally essential to reach Yad Moss, we nevertheless recommend fitting winter tyres or carrying snow chains or snow socks. These will significantly improve your vehicles traction and braking on snow covered surfaces.


There is plenty of parking space at Yad Moss. Please stick to one side of the road only or else park off the carriageway altogether.  Bring a spade to dig out your parking space, if necessary.  Highway Authority snow ploughs, HGVs, farm traffic and emergency vehicles, must be able to pass easily, at all times.  Please avoid parking like this:


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