Resort Uphill Access


The following resorts have banned uphill access indefinitely due to COVID-19:

  • Breckenridge Mountain

  • Loveland Pass

  • Arapahoe Basin

  • Copper Mountain

  • Keystone Resort

  • Winter Park

Additionally, Aspen and San Juan County has banned all non-residents from visiting.

Updated March 24, 2020 at 4:41PM MDT

Beginning in the 2019-20 season, an annual A-Basin Uphill Access Pass is $30 for anyone without a current A-Basin-specific season pass. That $30 covers the whole season. Uphill access is free for anyone with a current A-Basin full-season, midweek, senior or military pass, but you still must have an uphill access pass and armband.



  • Uphill access is free all day, 7 days a week

  • Dogs are prohibited between our operational hours of 7:45 AM - 4:45 PM at Snowmass during the ski season. Before and after operational hours, you may bring your dog on-mountain with you

  • Option to download for free on the Elk Camp Gondola


  • Uphilling not allowed between 9 AM and 4:45 PM

  • Dogs are not allowed on Aspen Mountain at any time

  • Designated route: America’s Uphill course

  • Option to download for free using the Silver Queen Gondola


  • Free all day, 7 days a week below Merry-Go-Round restaurant. Uphillers must be past the Merry-Go-Round restaurant by 9am in order to continue up the mountain.

  • Dogs are prohibited between 7:45 AM - 4:45 PM at Aspen Highlands during the ski season

  • Designated route: Jerome Bowl to Park Avenue to Memory Lane all the way to the Merry-Go-Round


  • Free all day, 7 days a week

  • Dogs are prohibited between our operational hours of 7:45 AM - 4:45 PM at Buttermilk during the ski season

  • Designated routes marked by orange disks (map)

  • Call the trails hotline for daytime and evening uphill access (970) 754-5907

  • Ski area emergency services are not available in the evening

  • Dogs are prohibited during daytime, but allowed on-leash in the evening


  • Uphill access permitted on Peak 7, 8, & 9 only at this time (updated February 2020).

  • Uphill access is only permitted outside of public operating hours – from 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. All uphill users must be skiing down the mountain by 8:30 a.m.

  • Designated routes only

  • No dogs allowed at any time

  • Must turn around at or prior to the restrooms at the top of Collage before lifts open to the public at 9:00am on weekdays and 8:30am on weekends. Evening uphill access is available after 5pm.

  • Must register each individual to receive an armband for uphill access

  • Designated routes from East Village or Center Village. Access from West Village allowed only for those with reservations for Janet's Cabin

  • Offer group uphill tours

  • No dogs allowed at any time

  • Must register for an uphill access ticket or have a CB season pass and sign a waiver.

  • Access before 9 a.m. or after 4:30 p.m., access during operating hours available from designated Base to Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks and Top of Red Lady Lift uphill route. (Map)

  • Headlamps are required to be turned on while on the mountain before 9 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m

  • Pre and post season uphill access not allowed

  • Dogs must be on a leash and wear a collar light

  • Uphill access before 8:30 a.m. - all skiiers/riders must be off trail by 9 a.m.

  • Access from River Run Base Area is via Ina's Way only

  • Dogs not allowed at any time

  • All uphill access at Loveland Basin requires users to have a current Uphill Access Card available at no charge at the ski patrol headquarters between 8:30am - 3:30pm

  • Uphill access is not permitted during operating hours (8:00am – 4:30pm)

  • There is one designated route for uphill users ('Route A')

  • Dogs under voice command are allowed before and after operating hours at Loveland Basin

  • Must obtain a valid uphill ticket and the ticket must be worn on the outside of your ski gear and remain visible while skiing up or down the mountain

  • For Monarch Mountain season pass holders, this ticket is available for free at our season pass desk. For those without a season pass for the 2018-19 season, there is a one-time $20 administrative fee and you must sign a 2018-19 liability release waiver.

  • Use designated uphill routes during operating hours (9:00am - 4:00pm). Other routes available during off hours.

  • Dogs are prohibited on the mountain during operating hours and are strongly discouraged at all other times.

  • Uphill access is free, but skiers/riders must sign a policy document and obtain an armband at the Welcome Center during normal operating hours

  • During operating hours (8:30am-4:30pm) uphill access is allowed on recommended routes only

  • Uphill access is not permitted in night skiing areas during night operations

  • Dogs are prohibited during operating hours, but during non-operating hours, dogs leashed or clearly controlled by voice command are permitted. All dogs must wear reflective material.


  • Call +1-970-754-3049 for most up to date uphill access information

  • Backcountry option: West Vail Trees (outside of the resort) or Vail Pass