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Winter uphill travel by means of skinning, cross country skiing and snowshoeing has become 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.

Uphill Travel Season Pass Required:

  • All uphill travelers are required to purchase online for $29 an Uphill Travel Pass with photo ID, valid for this season or have a valid Pats Peak Season Passfor this season.

  • Passes must be exposed by all uphill travelers at all times whenever they utilize uphill routes, during both operating and non-operating hours. Please be prepared to present your pass to resort personnel upon request.

  • An Uphill Travel Pass DOES NOT provide lift access either up or down the mountain.

Uphill Travel Season Pass

Uphill Travel Routes - You must use the Uphill Travel Routes only:

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

  • Blast to Zephyr to Backdraft to the top of the mountain summit

  • Puff to the top of Puff

​Uphill Travel is NOT ALLOWED on any other trails – you must wait for these trails to be open for the season with enough snow on them to use them. DO NOT CHOOSE another route up at any time. Check the Pats Peak Snow Report for the current status of uphill travel routes.

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 downhill 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