WinMan Dog Policy

We know there are a lot of you out there who love to visit WinMan with your dogs. We do too. Help us continue this tradition at WinMan.

Here are a few basic rules:

  • Keep your dog within your sight and control at all times. If using the trails with your dog who is not leashed, they must be able to follow voice commands even when distracted.
  • Clean up after your dog immediately and properly dispose of bags in a trash can. Mutt Mitts are made available with stations located at the kiosk and the start of our trail system.
  • Keep dogs on a leash while in the parking lot and at the trailhead.
  • Dogs are not allowed within the chalet at any time.

Dogs are allowed on all biking, hiking and snowshoe trails. Well behaved dogs are allowed off leash but please use caution when returning to the trailhead and at trail crossings.

REMINDER: Only certain ski trails allow dogs. Please see the map below. Also note, the portions where it is possible on the 1.6k Beginner and 2.7k Loops, we are not allowing dogs. This allows kids and beginner skiers a better environment to learn the skills of skiing and fall in love with the support.

One issue we've had the past few winter seasons are dogs who run up to, and sometimes knock down, skiers. While skiing is a blast, it certainly does not improve your agility. Skiers who take their dogs with them are encouraged to skjor or leash their dog while skiing if possible.

If you are a skier who is looking to avoid dogs, either for better groomed trails or just to eliminate interactions with dogs, we encourage you to take a right when leaving from the chalet or use our Papoose Trailhead.

We also are encouraging all users (bikers, hikers, snowshoers, and skiers) to take extra precautions when leaving and returning to the main trailhead. When possible, leash your dogs on ski trails when leaving (Post A to B) and when returning (Post V to A), when returning on the snowshoes trails, and when finishing your fat tire bike ride.

Thank you for your cooperation and for encouraging your friends and family to abide by our dog policy.