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Uphill Passes

Earn your turns while supporting the community.

At Aspen Snowmass, sunrise skins, creek-to-peak missions, uphill breakfasts, and moonlit tours collectively shape our community and each winter season.

As uphill travel—including hiking, snowshoeing, and skinning—has increased significantly across our four mountains, so has the need to manage uphill access. Aspen Snowmass requires an Uphill Pass for in-resort uphill access to facilitate skier, hiker, and employee safety; operational management; and better communication with guests about designated routes, mountain information, conditions, and closures. An uphill access pass—no matter how many days you use it—is $69, $10 of which goes directly to our local search and rescue organization, Mountain Rescue Aspen. While skinning or hiking, Uphill Passholders will be required to wear an Aspen Snowmass-provided strap on your person or pack with a valid Uphill Pass visible within the sleeve while.

Uphill Pass Benefits

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  • Access to uphilling routes on the mountains of Aspen Snowmass.
  • A membership to Protect Our Winters (POW), a nonprofit mobilizing outdoor enthusiasts to be effective climate advocates and protect the places they love.

Aspen Snowmass Season Pass FAQs

Season Pass FAQs

From season dates and season pass benefits to pass insurance and policies, we're here to help answer your questions about our Season Passes.

Uphill Pass Details

Uphill Pass Details

  • Uphilling is permitted daily from 5am through 10:30pm. After 10:30pm, we ask that you do not uphill so that our operators have clear slopes to work.
  • Uphill Straps are required from November 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025 on all four mountains.
  • On Aspen Mountain, uphillers must be to the top by 9am and at Aspen Highlands, to the Merry-Go-Round by 8:30am.
  • 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 temporary closures 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 Uphill Route Status page.
  • 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.
  • 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 (and current season sticker) 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.
  • For Uphillers wishing to download off the mountain, the following lifts are available for download:

    Snowmass: Elk Camp Gondola and Two Creeks Lift

    Buttermilk: Summit Express

    Aspen Mountain: Silver Queen Gondola

    Aspen Highlands: Exhibition Lift

Season Pass Policies

2024-2025 season passes are non-transferable and subject to fines if misused. A person may only have one Aspen Snowmass season pass per season, not including Ikon, The Mountain Collective Passes or the Uphill Pass. Subject to all terms and conditions of the pass agreement, season passes offer access to our four mountains when they are open and operating to the public. We are skiers at heart who want to ski every day we are able. However, Aspen Snowmass makes no guarantees about season length, opening and closing dates, or that the mountains will all be open every day.

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.

Explore Other Season Pass Options

Each of our season passes grant you access to 5,600+ acres across our four unique mountains—each with its own spirit and big personality.