Uphilling has quickly risen to popularity in the ski community. Instead of a leisurely ride on the Elk Camp Gondola or chairlifts, you can earn your turns traversing up the mountain on alpine touring skis or splitboards. This workout with a reward is an awesome way to change up your on-mountain experience but comes with rules to ensure everyone’s safety. Our rules are put in place to minimize conflicts between uphill and downhill traffic on the slopes and maximize everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
*** NEW for 2021/2022: All uphillers are required to have an Uphill Pass ($69) ***
Snowmass is one of the few mountains that allows 24 hour uphill access. This season, uphillers will be asked to recreate on designated routes during operating hours (while the lifts are spinning). In order for us to keep everyone on the mountain safe, here are some important rules to know before you head up the mountain:
Please be aware that no ski area services, including Ski Patrol, are available during hours that the ski areas are not open for business. Please call 911 in the event of an emergency during non-operational hours. You are responsible for your own safety at all times while on Aspen Skiing Company property.
Respecting these rules preserves this privilege. Failure to follow these rules could result in the loss of skiing and riding privileges.
Here, you’ll find the full list of Aspen Snowmass uphilling policies.