As part of our continued support for the uphill community, Snowbasin is pleased to expand our offerings again this winter. In addition to our early morning route, a daytime uphill route was added below the base of Strawberry Gondola. It'll be available from 9am to 3pm each day as conditions allow. To participate in uphill travel at Snowbasin, a free access pass is required. This ensures all participants sign the annual waiver, acknowledging they understand the route and policies.
Uphill Access Passes will be available closer to the winter season. Please check back soon for updates.
Reflective bands are issued to pass holders to display on mountain once they have signed up for the Uphill Access Pass. They must be displayed while participating on your backpack, lights or somewhere clearly visible. Bands may be picked up at the Meadow Yurt during preseason between Friday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Or during resort operations and on Earl's Plaza each morning starting at 5:30am on days that the morning uphill travel status is green or yellow.
All uphill users must abide by the following:
The ONLY approved routes start from the Base Area to Needles Lodge or Middle Bowl Express following these trails:
During winter operations, there are three scenarios for the daily uphill status. They are the following and feature the ONLY approved routes:
Green Day: Access to Needles Lodge through the following routes:
Powder Puff > School Hill or Snowshoe Road > School Hill > Bear Hollow > Sweet Revenge or Cut off Sweet Revenge to Middle Bowl Traverse > Porky Traverse > Strawberry Traverse
Yellow Day: Access to the base of Middle Bowl Express through the following route:
Powder Puff > School Hill or Snowshoe Road > School Hill > Bear Hollow
Red Day: No uphill access is allowed.
The uphill status will be posted each day on the Conditions Page. You must use the same route downhill, turning around by 8:30am. Please do not go off the approved route, if found off the approved route there will be consequences. This is for everyone’s safety. Please note that this is NOT the daytime route. Continue to scroll down for that route's information.
PLEASE NOTE: Skier services are not generally available outside of normal resort operating hours. In the event of an emergency, call 911.
There are two scenarios for the daily uphill status on the daytime route. They are the following and feature the ONLY approved routes:
Green Day: Access near the base of Strawberry Gondola from Trappers Loop. You may not proceed to access any resort facilities or lifts from this route.
Red Day: No uphill access is allowed.
The uphill status will be posted each day on the Conditions Page. You must use the same route downhill, turning around by 3:00pm. Please do not go off the approved route, if found off the approved route there will be consequences. This is for everyone’s safety.
Each day, Snowbasin's uphill travel status will be updated on the Conditions Page. Please note that uphill travel is only allowed between 4:00am and 8:30am for the morning route, and 9:00am to 3:00pm on the daytime route, regardless what status is displayed on the website. Want to receive text updates for Snowbasin's uphill travel status? Click the link below to subscribe.
Conditions permitting, Snowbasin Resort will allow uphill access between 6:00pm and 8:30am on nights with a full moon. Standard uphill rules and guidelines apply. Please check the uphill status on the conditions page to verify access. For the 2022-23 season, those dates are:
Violations of the following may result in legal prosecution and/or loss of Pass and skiing/snowboarding privileges:
Uphill Access Waiver: If you signed up for Uphill Travel Access over the phone, please fill out the Uphill Access Waiver.