We are Rhode Island's ONLY Ski Area, Water Park & Snow Tubing Park! The Ski Area is operational early December through late March and the Snow Tubing Park opens later into December through March. We make our own winter here with proper temperatures; almost all of our snow is made by us! Our Water Park operates mid-June through Labor day for those hot Rhode Island Summer days!

Helpful Tips for First Timers

Weather and snow conditions are always changing. We recommend you check our website or give us a call for that day’s operating hours before departing your house. Be sure to check our holiday/peak schedules as lift ticket sessions and lesson times vary by day. All lift ticket, lesson and rental equipment transactions are made through the Ticket Window, stop there first. Ticket window and rental shop open 30-minutes prior to the first session of the day.

Tickets & Equipment Rental

We require that all guests using our trails and/or lifts obtain one of the following: season pass, daily lift ticket, or participating in a Yawgoo Valley Lesson. A lift ticket is required to continue skiing or riding after your lesson, but not during. Foot traffic is not permitted on any trails. Baby carriers are not permitted on aerial lifts. Equipment must have locking bindings and metal edges. Snow Skates are not permitted.

Equipment Rentals: Rental Equipment may only be purchased if you have acquired a season pass, daily lift ticket or a lesson. Renters must be 18 years or older or have a legal parent/guardian present. You will be asked to present a valid Photo ID at the ticket window.

Snowsports Lessons

We strongly recommend that you take a lesson. Like anything, you’ll improve the most when you receive some guidance. The best way to become a good skier or snowboarder is to take a lesson from one of our professional instructors. You’ll safely learn more in a one-hour lesson that you will all day on your own.
All group lessons meet outside at Snowsports Meeting Area located behind rental shop. You should be geared up and at the meeting area prior to the start of class.  Private lessons meet indoors and the Snowsports Desk, located next to the Pro Shop. A lift ticket is not required to participate in a lesson at Yawgoo Valley, however, if you wish to continue the fun after your lesson, you will need to purchase a lift ticket and rental equipment to finish the session.

Snow Tubing

The snow tubing park features 8 carved lanes of fun for the whole family! No skill is required and we even offer a tow, so you can sit back and relax! The tubing facility is located adjacent to the skiing & snowboarding facilities with a separate lodge and parking lot. There is no walking access from each lot/lodge.

Parking & Transportation & Ammentities

We suggest arriving early in order to find the best parking space. Parking is limited, so carpooling is always advised espcially in the snow tubing park. Yawgoo Valley Road is located on the RIPTA bus route which is about 1-mile from our facility; there is no direct bus route to our facility.

LODGING: Lodging is not available at Yawgoo Valley Ski Area. For hotels and lodging we recommend the South Kingstown/Narragansett/Wakefield Area.
FOOD & DRINK: Inside the main lodge we have cafeteria style eating as well as an upstairs lounge mixing up your favorite cocktails. Bagged and picnic lunches are permitted ousside the main lodge and inside the "Snow Sports Desk Room" (near the pro shop).
SHOPPING: The Pro Shop is located inside the main lodge offering clothing and apparel, as well as soft skiing & snowboarding goods, and Equipment Tuning.
LOCKERS: We no longer offer lockers at our facility. Please be sure to lock all valuables inside your vehicle.
ATM: A atm is located in the Main Lodge just outside the main office.

Winter Sports Clothing Layering Guide

Layers are key with winter sports. Layers keep you protected in any temperature with any forecast. Follow these tips for the best ways to keep you warm and dry!
Base Layer
Thermal Top, Thermal Bottoms, & one pair of socks. The first layer you put on is intended to keep you warm & dry. This layer should have “wicking” properties, typically synthetic fabrics or wool materials are best, stay away from cotton. Wicking allows for faster drying, so sweat won’t sit on your skin and cool you down.
Mid Layer
The middle layer is designed to insulate. This layer is worn over your base, holding in your body heat. A fleece or synthetic jacket, vest, or top, the key is to add a piece that will keep you warm without the bulk. This layer can be removed with more activity or on warmer days.
Outer Layer & Accessories
 Water & Wind resistant Jacket & Pants Water & Wind resistant outer layers are key! This layer is designed to block out harsh conditions, while the inner layers retain heat. Pro Tip: look for outer layers with plenty of pockets inside and out to store your stuff! Choose a waterproof and insulated gloves or mittens and your choice of head protection. Helmets should be fitted to the student and specific for snow sports to keep your head warm & dry.


• Ski-able Terrain: 36 Acres
• Snow-making: 100%
• Lighted Night Skiing: All Trails (Lighting Upgraded for 2018/2019 Season
• Longest Trail: 2200'
• Lifts: 2 Double Chair Lifts & 2 Rope Tows
• First Aid: Yawgoo Valley Ski Patrol
• Concessions: First Floor | Cafeteria, Second Floor | The Max Lounge

Your Responsibility Code

1.  Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
2.  People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
3.  You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
4.  Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
5.  Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
6.  Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
7.  Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely. 

Inherent risks of winter sports activities means those risks which are listed in this agreement, or those that can be reasonably inferred there from. These risks are both obvious and necessary to these winter sports activities.  These inherent risks include but are not limited to changing weather conditions; surface and/or subsurface snow conditions as they may from time to time exist and change or be affected by weather, skier or other participant usage, (weather such conditions are surface or subsurface or consist of ice, Hard pack, powder, packed powder, wind pack, corn, crust, slush, cut up snow, and/or machine made or machine enhanced snow); other conditions including bare spots, forest growth and debris; stumps and trees; stream-beds and other natural objects and/or collisions with such objects; collisions with lift towers, signs, hydrants used in snow-making or for other necessary purposes, whether or not these objects are padded or shielded; collisions with well marked or plainly visible snow mobiles, snow grooming, and/or other over-snow vehicles or equipment; variation in steepness of terrain including but not limited to road and/or other terrain modification or variations in terrain that occur naturally or as the result of slope design, weather changes, snow making and/or snow grooming operation, or participant usage.

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Winter Operations

Skiing & Riding Policies

All ticket,  passes, equpment rentals and lessons issued by Yawgoo Valley Ski Area are NON-REFUNDABLE, NOT TRANSFERABLE and expire on the specified date and/or at the end of the ski and snowboard season at Yawgoo Valley Ski Area during which they were purchased.
Reckless Skiing/Boarding Reckless Skiing/Boarding will not be tolerated at Yawgoo Valley. Reckless Skiing/Boarding can refer to any skier or boarder who is skiing/boarding at excessive speed, who is not paying attention to the skiers/boarders around him/her, who fails to slow down at intersections or fails to adhere to Know The Code and/or Park Smart Rules and endangers other skier/boarders. A first offense for reckless skiing/boarding will result in a verbal warning with the lift ticket or season pass marked and the offender’s name noted. A second offense will result in the loss of the lift ticket or season pass for the day. A third offense will result in the loss of the season pass or offender’s admission to the premises for the remainder of the season. Skiing/Boarding on Closed Terrain At Yawgoo Valley, we rely on Ski Patrol to be sure our trails have sufficient coverage to open for public skiing and boarding. A trail may look ready for skiing and boarding after a small amount of snow has fallen, but in actuality, dangerous terrain may be just under the surface. Also, machinery may be on the trail and a skier/boarder collision with that machinery could result in a dangerous situation. Until Ski Patrol has cleared a trail for opening and dropped all ropes, the trail is closed. Please follow the rules and don’t go down closed trails. A first offense for skiing/riding on closed terrain will result in a verbal warning with the lift ticket or season pass marked and the offender’s name noted. A second offense will result in the loss of the lift ticket or season pass for the day. A third offense will result in the loss of the season pass or offender’s admission to the premises for the remainder of the season. All and any refunds are subject to the discretion and approval of Yawgoo Valley staff and management. Season Passes

Season Passes

If for medical reasons, a skier/rider requests a refund, it will be pro-rated for the first 20 days of ski area operation. When twenty (20) days of operations are reached, there will be no refunds including for medical reasons. Notification of non-participation must be received by Yawgoo Valley within 14 days of injury. A licensed Doctor of medicine must document injury/sickness of a Pass holder preventing his/her participation in skiing/riding. Medical Refund requests will not be accepted after 14 days post injury. Refunds will not be processed until the pass has been turned in. A Medical Certificate providing the injury date and the prognosis stating that the pass holder is unable to participate in skiing/riding due to the injury. All pass/ticket holders at Yawgoo Valley must abide by the snow users responsibility code. You must carry your pass at all times. Passes are NOT Transferable. In the event the Pass is lost, stolen, broken or unrecognizable, you must pay a non-refundable fee of $25 for any replacement pass. In all cases, your Pass privileges expire at the close of operations for the pass-purchased winter season. A lost or stolen pass must be reported immediately. Misconduct will result in withdrawal or suspension of pass privileges. Misconduct also covers unsocial behavior and terms expressed or implied relating to the resort. Yawgoo Valley reserves the right to withdraw the pass for breach of terms and conditions of sale, illegal use or misconduct on the ski resort. Fraudulent use of your pass will result in confiscation of the pass and prosecution of all parties involved.

Snow Sports School
Private Instruction & Daily Group Classes

All advanced reservations must be made online and are non-refundable. Walk-in reservations are subject to availability. Lessons may be rescheduled when canceled no later than 6 pm the day prior to your lesson by calling 401.294.3802 ext. 112. If a representative does not answer please include your lesson date, time, student name(s) and a day/time you wish to reschedule to. Exceptions: If we are forced to close due to inclement weather we will reschedule or issue a full refund. If the student is sick or injured a full refund will be issued with a physician's note.

January 6-Week Lesson Program

There are NO make-up days, refunds, or credits for lessons, rentals or lift tickets for missed classes if the area is operational. All cancellations or changes are subject to a $25 administrative fee per student. Cancellation or change requests must be submitted in writing (email/mail) and received by our office by the following deadlines regardless of original registration date:

Before Nov. 30: Full Refund (less $25 fee)
Between Dec. 1 - Dec. 19: Yawgoo Valley Gift Card Credit (less $25 fee)
After December 19: 75% of unused portion on Yawgoo Valley Gift Card

Medical Exception: If a child is sick or injured and cannot attend classes, we will refund the remaining classes in-full with a physician's note.

Snow Tubing Policy

By purchasing snow tubing tickets I understand there are no refunds. I am aware of the upcoming weather conditions and know that if the tubing park is operational I must either attend or forfeit my purchase; I will not be refunded or credited. I am aware that warmer temperatures can make the chutes softer and the snow tubes move slower. I understand that all participants must be at least 42” and cannot ride with someone else. If I purchase a ticket for someone smaller than 42”, I will forfeit that ticket and will not be refunded. I understand that I will not be refunded if I purchase too many tickets and I may only purchase more tickets in person if they are not sold out. I understand that if I am late or miss my session I will not be refunded and will not be offered another session. If for any reason the park does not open, we will contact you as soon as we can to rebook you for the following weekend in the amount of tickets originally purchased only. We may be able to book you for a session on the current weekend, but there are no guarantees. I understand that I must provide a signed waiver for every participant in order to pick-up my ticket(s).

Gift Items

All gift card, gift coin, gift certificate sales are final, no refunds. We are unable to replace, refund, or track lost or stolen gift items. Please protect gift items as you would cash. Gift items cannot be exchanged for cash. Gifts are redeemable at any Yawgoo Valley facility and do not expire. Physical card must be present in order to use balance.

Operating Policies and Procedures

In case of inclement weather; i.e...high winds, fog, blizzard etc. Yawgoo will shut down the lift and/or close the hill for safety if needed. In doing so NO REFUNDS will be given however, if tickets have been purchased and patrons have not been able to have FULL use of purchases, VOUCHERS will be offered to all patrons for the inconvenience at the manager's discretion.

During high traffic times such as special event days, weekends and all holiday periods we do not and cannot guarantee short lift lines, and will NOT REFUND tickets, rentals and/or lessons.

Lost & Found

Items left unattended may be stolen or taken by mistake. Yawgoo will not be responsible for any items stolen or damaged property. You may file a lost item report in the office or complaint with the police department in case of stolen items. If you believe you have left behind an item, complete our lost & found form.

Privacy Policy

Yawgoo Valley Ski Area shall not provide customer information to any third parties other than for the purposes of processing of payment.


For guests, employees, and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Yawgoo Valley Ski Area & Water Park prohibit the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without the prior written authorization from the Resort. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the Resort’s boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or 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 our Risk Management/Safety department if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any aerial drones. Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by the Resort, 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 pass, as well as confiscation of any drone equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees. Thank you for your cooperation.

All and any refunds are subject to the discretion and approval of Yawgoo Valley staff and management.


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