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Winter uphill travel by means of skinning and snowshoeing is becoming increasingly popular. Please remember as an uphill user, you are the guest of the resort and must agree to the terms, conditions, acknowledgement of risk (RSA 225A:3) and release of liability. Access is at your own risk.

Due to an increase in popularity, we need to limit the times when uphill skinning may occur. This season has forced us, like other ski areas, to carefully manage all aspects of capacity. We truly are trying to please all that love the snow.   

Effective immediately we are limiting our uphill traffic to Monday thru Thursday during non-operating hours. We ask that you please transition to downhill by 8am. 

Of great importance: Our uphill routes remain the same-Puff on the Valley side and Blast/Zephyr/Backdraft to reach the main mountain. Please stay single file on the side of the trail. Be on the lookout for grooming and snowmaking equipment. We have had to impose these restrictions because many people were not following guidelines and people were choosing their own routes up. Needless to say with no route restrictions this creates a safety concern. Please do not go up or down a trail that has snowmaking or grooming occurring. 

Uphill Travel Routes…

  • Blast to Zephyr to Backdraft to Crosswind to Cascade Basin summit.

  • Puff to the top of Puff.

Uphill Policy Map

Parameters of Uphill Travel:

  • Travel on the best side of the trail to be seen by skiers, riders, snow groomers, snowmaking, personnel, and snowmobiles.

  • Travel single file on edge of trail.

  • Do not stop on high traffic areas.

  • When traveling on our trails, you must observe the Skier Responsibility Code.

  • No sleds, tubes, saucers, snowmobiles or fat tire bikers.

  • Use headlamp and reflective clothing when dark.

  • Yield to down hill traffic. Downhill traffic has the right of way.

  • Do not access trails that you can see are being groomed.

  • Please do not access trails where snowmaking is occurring.

  • You may encounter grooming and snowmaking equipment and machines.


  • Be prepared for extreme winter conditions and sudden weather changes.

  • Use properly maintained equipment.

  • There are many inherent dangers to winter mountain sports. Use care and caution at all times.

  • Carry a cell phone with you at all times.

  • All pets must be leashed. Please clean up after your pet.

In case of an emergency…

  • When lifts are closed call 911.

Please use, don’t abuse!