Four Mountains to Uphill

Earn your turns on your next ski day. Uphilling has become a favorite winter activity for locals and visitors alike at Aspen Snowmass and we want to share the fun. For those of you who just can't get enough time on the slopes and want a unique on-mountain experience, uphilling is a great workout with a sweet reward.


What is uphilling, you might ask? Uphilling is the act of traversing up a mountain on skis or a split board with specialized equipment including skins (the sticky coverings on the bottom of skis) and specialized alpine touring bindings. If you're new to uphilling, Aspen Snowmass offers uphilling lessons and alpine touring equipment rentals are available at all Four Mountain Sports locations.


All four mountains of Aspen Snowmass accommodate uphill skiers with designated routes to ensure safety as well as a scenic and enjoyable route to the top. Learn more on each mountain's uphill page.

Uphilling Policies

Uphill policies vary by mountain. Please refer to individual mountain policies below for rules and regulations.

Uphilling events

Whether you're a casual uphiller or a competitive athlete, join us for one of our uphilling events

UpHilling Gear Rentals

Four Mountain Sports logo
Four Mountain Sports logo

Alpine touring rentals are available at all Four Mountain Sports locations.

Your Alpine Touring package will include:
  • Skis: Dynafit Speedfit 84 and Speedfit 84W with skins
  • Bindings: Dynafit Radical 2
  • Boots: Dynafit Radical and Radical W
  • Poles

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Uphilling Lessons

Uphill Locals Clinic
Uphill Locals Clinic

UPHILL LOCALS CLINIC


This one day uphill clinic is designed to introduce participants to the joy of experiencing the mountain from the bottom up! Guides will share tips and proper use for: boot/binding interface, clothing/layering, hydration and nutrition for uphill fitness, putting skins on/off the skis or splitboards, walking uphill at a reasonable pace, proper routes and ski area rules for up-hill traffic, transitioning to downhill mode, and enjoying the ski or ride down!

Dates: December 14 & February 8, 2019
Location: Buttermilk / Tiehack
Meeting time & location: 10 am base of Buttermilk

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Uphill clinic Aspen Snowmass
Uphill clinic Aspen Snowmass

UPHILL PRIVATE LESSON


Want to learn more about uphilling? You can arrange for an Uphill Private Lesson (inbounds) with one of our expert uphill Pros. Instructors will share tips and proper use for: boot/binding interface, clothing/layering, hydration and nutrition for uphill fitness, putting skins on/off the skis, walking uphill at a reasonable pace, proper routes, etiquette and transitioning to downhill mode. Participant must be an intermediate or above skier and should be acclimatized and feel aerobically comfortable with hiking uphill in the high altitude mountain environment. xAdvance uphill private lesson reservation and payment are required.

Rates:
Advance Purchase: $820
In-Resort: $870
Peak In-Resort: $920

Equipment:
Equipment is not included in the private lesson rate and can be rented at all Aspen Four Mountain Sports Locations.

To Reserve: Please call 877-671-1574 at least 48 hours in advance to check on availability and to make your Uphill Private Lesson Reservation.

Participant Requirements:
Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Participant must be an intermediate or above skier and should be acclimatized and feel aerobically comfortable with hiking uphill in the high altitude mountain environment.

Colorado Search and Rescue

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Colorado Search and Rescue Logo

While Pitkin County does not charge for search and rescue, you may want to consider purchasing a Colorado Search and Rescue Card to support Mountain Rescue Teams across the high country. Cards are $3 for one year, $12 for 5 years.

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