Travel uphill this season while supporting our community.
Uphilling is a big part of who we are at Aspen Snowmass—sunrise skins, creek-to-peak missions, uphill breakfasts, and moonlit ski tours collectively shape our winter seasons and our community.
As the popularity of uphilling has grown across our mountains—including hiking, snowshoeing and skinning—so has the need to manage uphill access. In order to facilitate skier, hiker, and employee safety; operational management; and better communication with guests about designated routes, mountain information, conditions, and closures, we require an Uphill Pass for on-resort uphill access.
An uphill access pass, no matter how many days you use it, is $69, with $10 of this fee going directly to our local search and rescue organization, Mountain Rescue Aspen. Uphill Passholders will be required to wear an Aspen Snowmass provided uphill strap with current year sticker and a photo Aspen Card visible within the sleeve while skinning or hiking.
Circumstances, including snow, wind, avalanche, weather conditions, health concerns, public safety or other unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, may cause us to limit access to our mountains for a period of time. When access is limited for any reason, you may not be able to utilize your pass.
- Resort-wide uphill policies
- Aspen Mountain uphill policies and designated routes
- Snowmass uphill policies and designated routes
- Aspen Highlands uphill policies and designated routes
- Buttermilk uphill policies and designated routes
- Uphilling is permitted daily from 5am through 10:30pm. On Aspen Mountain, uphillers must be to the top by 9am, and at Aspen Highlands to the Merry-Go-Round by 9am. Temporary closures of specific routes and/or all uphill access across the resort may occur for safety, grooming, capacity, or other reasons.
- There may be blackouts due to early season snowmaking and mountain preparation, avalanche, crowding, events or other issues that will be communicated via the Aspen Snowmass app, email, social media, and on the Aspen Snowmass website.
- Uphill passes are $69, with $10 of this fee going to Mountain Rescue Aspen. The Uphill Pass is included at no charge to all Premier Passholders, but they must opt-in to receive it.
- A pass is required for all uphilling activities (skiing, walking, snowshoeing) including Full Moon Dinners and Social Breakfasts.
- A signed waiver on file is required for all season passholders.
- The same pass is required for both a single day and entire season.
- An uphill strap with a sleeve for your season pass is required while uphilling and can be acquired at a ticket office.
- Dogs are not permitted on any mountain during ski area operating hours (7:45am-4:45pm). The privilege of allowing dogs on the ski areas outside of operating hour may be eliminated if we experience continued incidents.
- Uphilling is permitted only on designated routes.
Uphill Pass Refunds
2022-2023 Uphill Passes are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
TRAVEL GUARD MULTI-EVENT INSURANCE
2022-2023 season passes are nonrefundable. Travel Guard’s Multi-Event insurance plan can help cover your investment if you need to cancel your season pass for covered reasons prior to the beginning of the ski season or if other covered unforeseen circumstances arise during the ski season. A closure due to Covid-19 is not a covered reason. Visit travelguard.com/multievent or call Travel Guard at 866-385-4839 for more information. To add pass insurance please contact Aspen Skiing Company at 970-923-1227 or 877-282-7736.
If operations are shut down due to Covid-19 for 10 or more days of the season, we will issue refunds, prorated for each day we are fully shut down compared to our published season dates, for all passes, except the Valley Pass. Refunds will not be issued in the event we implement a reservation system regardless of whether you are able to obtain a reservation for your desired days.
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