Uphill access is allowed during all hours of the day, across all areas of the mountain. Please stay alert of Snowbasin operations finalizing takedown and closure of the mountain. Public restrooms and water stations are available inside the Learning Center daily.
New for the 2021-22 season, a free Uphill Access Pass is required to participate in uphill travel at Snowbasin Resort. This ensures all participants sign the annual waiver, acknowledging they understand the route and policies. Additionally, Snowbasin has added a "Yellow" uphill status to increase access on days with upper mountain activity.
*Although the pass is free, a credit card is required to be on your Snowbasin account to check-out. If you have issues, click "Use More Than One Form of Payment" to bypass this.
A reflective blue armband will be issued to pass holders to display on mountain. Uphill travel passes may be picked up at the Meadow Yurt starting Saturday December 11 during resort operations. The first 1,000 to pick up their pass will receive a complimentary LED arm band to use throughout the season. Afterwards, single-day disposable wristbands will be issued on Earl's Plaza each morning starting at 5:30am on days that the 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. The cache road that accesses Strawberry from Snowbasin Road is for employee travel only.
PLEASE NOTE: Skier services are not generally available outside of normal resort operating hours. In the event of an emergency, call 911.
Each day, Snowbasin's uphill travel status will be updated on the Conditions Page as Green, Yellow or Red. Please note that uphill travel is only allowed between 4:00am and 8:30am, 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 2021-22 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 2021-22 Uphill Access Waiver.