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Uphill Travel Guide – Resort Skinning Policies

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Skinning uphill inbounds—so called uphilling, fitness skinning or, simply, skinning—may not exactly be backcountry skiing or riding, but it’s seen explosive growth over the last few years. And while most resorts allow inbounds skinning, each has their own unique policy surrounding the practice. So to help you comply with your resort’s uphill guidelines, we’ve compiled the following database of U.S. resorts with a little about each individual policy—where and when skinning is allowed, whether or not it’s free during operating hours and the link directly to the resort’s guidelines.

These policies are constantly evolving (this list was updated on December 20, 2016), so check on the resort’s website for their full details about where and when you can skin and how to do it safely. And remember that when it comes to safety, courtesy and common sense rule—stay to the sides of trails, wear lights at night, keep away from machinery and closed terrain and generally leave Fido at home.

Lastly, take note that this list comprises U.S. ski resorts with published uphill policies. We plan to grow and update this database as more information about more resorts becomes available. If you’re a resort manager and would like to share your hill’s uphilling beta, email louise@backcountrymagazine.com.

ALASKA

Eaglecrest
Designated Routes | Anytime | Free | skijuneau.com

ARIZONA

Arizona Snowbowl
Not Allowed | arizonasnowbowl.com

CALIFORNIA

Alpine Meadows
Not Allowed | squawalpine.com

Diamond Peak
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | diamondpeak.com

Heavenly
Not Allowed | skiheavenly.com

Kirkwood
Allowed Anywhere | Non-operating Hours | Free | kirkwood.com

Northstar
Not Allowed | northstarcalifornia.com

Sugar Bowl
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Pass/Ticket Required | sugarbowl.com

Squaw Valley
Not Allowed | squawalpine.com

COLORADO

Arapahoe Basin
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Pass/Ticket Required | arapahoebasin.com

Aspen
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Free | aspensnowmass.com

Beaver Creek
Designated Routes | Anytime | Free | beavercreek.com

Breckenridge
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Free | breckenridge.com

Buttermilk
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Free | aspensnowmass.com

Copper
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | coppercolorado.com

Crested Butte
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | skicb.com

Eldora
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | eldora.com

Highlands
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Free | aspensnowmass.com

Keystone
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Free | keystoneresort.com

Loveland
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Pass/Ticket Required | skiloveland.com

Monarch Mountain
Designated Routes | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | skimonarch.com

Snowmass
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Free | aspensnowmass.com

Steamboat
Suggested Routes | Anytime | Free Pass/Ticket Required | steamboat.com

Telluride
Designated Routes | Anytime | Free | visittelluride.com

Wolf Creek
Not Allowed | wolfcreekski.com

Vail
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Free | vail.com

CONNECTICUT

Mohawk Mountain
Designated Routes | Anytime | Free | mohawkmtn.com

IDAHO

Sun Valley
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Free | sunvalley.com

Schweitzer
Not Allowed | schweitzer.com

MAINE

Saddleback
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | saddlebackmaine.com

Shawnee
Designated Routes | Before Operating Hours | Free | shawneepeak.com

Sugarloaf
Designated Routes | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | sugarloaf.com

Sunday River
Designated Routes | Before Operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | sundayriver.com

MASSACHUSETTS

Berkshire East
Designated Routes | Daytime Only | Pass/Ticket Required | berkshireeast.com

Jiminey Peak
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Free | jiminypeak.com

Ski Butternut
Not Allowed | skibutternut.com

Ski Catamount
Not Allowed | catamountski.com

Wachusett
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Free | wachusett.com

MONTANA

Big Sky
Designated Routes | Operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | bigskyresort.com

Bridger Bowl
Not Allowed During Season | bridgerbowl.com

Great Divide
Allowed Anywhere | Non-operating Hours | Free | www.skigd.com

Montana Snow Bowl
Allowed Anywhere | Non-operating Hours | Free | montanasnowbowl.com

Red Lodge
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Free | redlodgemountain.com

Whitefish
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Free | skiwhitefish.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bretton Woods
Designated Routes | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | brettonwoods.com

Cannon Mountain
Designated Routes | Operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | cannonmt.com

Cranmore
Allowed Anywhere | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | cranmore.com

Crotched Mountain
Allowed Anywhere | Daytime Only | Pass/Ticket Required | crotchedmtn.com

Dartmouth Skiway
Designated Routes | Operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | dartmouth.edu

Gunstock
Designated Routes | Operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | gunstock.com

King Pine
Designated Routes | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | kingpine.com

Loon
Designated Routes | Daytime Only | Pass/Ticket Required | loonmtn.com

Pats Peak
Designated Routes | Anytime | Free | patspeak.com

Ragged Mountain
Designated Routes | Operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | raggedmountainresort.com

Mt. Sunapee
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Pass/Ticket Required | mountsunapee.com

Whaleback Mountain
Designated Routes | Operating Hours | Free Pass Required | whaleback.com

Wildcat
Designated Routes | Operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | skiwildcat.com

NEW MEXICO

Sandia Peak
Allowed Anywhere | Anytime | Free | sandiapeak.com

Ski Santa Fe
Designated Areas | Anytime | Free | skisantafe.com

Taos
Not Allowed During Season | skitaos.com

NEW YORK

Catamount
Not Allowed | catamountski.com

Hunter Mountain
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Pass/Ticket Required | huntermtn.com

Titus Mountain
Allowed Anywhere | Operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | titusmountain.com

Whiteface
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | whiteface.com

Windham
Allowed Anywhere | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | windhammountain.com

OREGON

Mt. Ashland
Designated Routes | Anytime | Free | mtashland.com

Mt. Bachelor
Designated Routes | Anytime | Free | mtbachelor.com

Mt. Hood Meadows
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Free | skihood.com

Timberline Lodge
Designated Routes | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | timberlinelodge.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Blue Mountain
Not Allowed | skibluemt.com

Camelback
Allowed Anywhere | Operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | skicamelback.com

Seven Springs
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Pass/Ticket Required | 7springs.com

UTAH

Alta
Not Allowed During Season | alta.com

Beaver Mountain
Designated Routes | Anytime | Free | skithebeav.com

Brighton
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Free | brightonresort.com

Canyons
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Free | parkcitymountain.com

Deer Valley
Not Allowed | deervalley.com

Nordic Valley
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Pass/Ticket Required | nordicvalley.com

Park City Mountain Resort
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Free | parkcitymountain.com

Powder Mountain
Not Allowed | powdermountain.com

Snowbasin
Designated Routes | Anytime | Free | snowbasin.com

Snowbird
Not Allowed | snowbird.com

Solitude
Not Allowed | skisolitude.com

VERMONT

Bolton Valley
Designated Routes | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | boltonvalley.com

Bromley
Allowed Anywhere | Operating Hours | Free | bromley.com

Burke
Designated Routes | Anytime | Uphill Pass Required | skiburke.com

Jay Peak
Designated Routes | Operating Hours | Free Pass/Ticket Required | jaypeakresort.com

Killington
Designated Routes | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | killington.com

Mad River Glen
Allowed Anywhere | Non-operating Hours | Free | madriverglen.com

Magic Mountain
Allowed Anywhere | Anytime | Free | magicmtn.com

Middlebury Snowbowl
Designated Routes | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | middleburysnowbowl.com

Mount Snow
Allowed Anywhere | Daytime Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | mountsnow.com

Okemo
Designated Routes | Before Operating Hours | Free | okemo.com

Pico Mountain
Designated Routes | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | killington.com

Smugglers’ Notch
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Free | smuggs.com

Stowe
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Free | stowe.com

Stratton
Designated Routes | Operating Hours | Free | stratton.com

Sugarbush
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Pass/Ticket Required | sugarbush.com

WASHINGTON

Alpental and the Summit at Snoqualmie
Allowed Anywhere | Operating Hours | Free | summitatsnoqualmie.com

Crystal
Designated Routes | Anytime | Free | crystalmountainresort.com

Mission Ridge
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Free | missionridge.com

Mt. Baker
No Official Policy | mtbaker.us

Mt. Spokane
Designated Routes | Restricted Times | Free | mtspokane.com

Stevens Pass
Allowed Anywhere | Restricted Times | Free | stevenspass.com

WYOMING

Grand Targhee
Designated Routes | Non-operating Hours | Free | grandtarghee.com

Jackson Hole
Not Allowed | jacksonhole.com

Snow King Resort
Designated Routes | Anytime | Pass/Ticket Required | snowkingmountain.com

This list comprises U.S. ski resorts with published uphill policies and was created with help from the United States Ski Mountaineering Association. We plan to grow and update this database as more information about more resorts becomes available. If you’re a resort manager and would like to share your hill’s uphilling guidelines, email louise@backcountrymagazine.com.

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