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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.   

Uphill Travel is permitted:

  • Monday - Thursday prior to lift operating hours. We ask that you transition to downhill by 8am.

  • ​Sunday - Wednesday evenings after lift operating hours. You can begin uphill starting at 4:30pm. We ask that you transition to downhill by 8pm.

You must use the Uphill Travel Routes only:

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

  • ​Puff to the top of Puff

​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.

Parameters of Uphill Travel:

  • Travel single file on edge of trail to be seen by skiers, riders, snow groomers, snowmaking, personnel, and snowmobiles.

  • Use headlamp and reflective clothing.

  • Users should be alert for mountain operations vehicles and equipment. You may encounter grooming and snowmaking equipment and machines.

  • Please do not go up or down a trail that has snowmaking or grooming occurring. 

  • ​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.

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


  • 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.

  • ​Please use, don’t abuse!

In case of an emergency…when lifts are closed call 911.

Uphill Policy Map