Uphill Policies




Midwest Uphill Ski Resort Policies

We reviewed 75 resorts in the Midwest region.

At this time only Boyne Highlands has a full uphill travel policy.

There is some side mountain "hike in" access available at Mount Bohemia

With 75 ski resort mountains in the region, it is our hope, at No Lift Needed, that more resorts begin having written uphill travel policies for the local and visiting guests.

Resort access varies widely. You will find below the hours allowed and potential cost for your local resort and you can review the resort's written uphill poicies before you head out. We do our best to provide the most accurate informaton but please be sure to check with your local resort before heading out on the mountain.


Illinois

The following resorts do not have stated policies in Illinois - Chestnut Mountain Resort, Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park and Villa Olivia.


Indiana

The following resorts do not have stated policies in Indiana - Paoli Peaks and Perfect North Slopes.


Iowa

The following resorts do not have stated policies in Iowa - Mt. Crescent Ski Area, Seven Oaks and Sundown Mountain.


Michigan


Resort Hours Cost Resort Policy
Boyne Highlands One Hour Before and Operating Hours Only Lift Ticket/Pass Required View Policy
Mount Bohemia N/A N/A View Policy

The following resorts do not have stated policies in Michigan - Alpine Valley Resort, Apple Mountain, Big Powderhorn Mountain, Big Snow Resort - Blackjack, Bittersweet Ski Area, Boyne Mountain Resort, Caberfae Peaks, Cannonsburg, Crystal Mountain, Marquette Mountain, Mont Ripley, Mount Holly, Mt. Brighton, Mt. Holiday Ski Area, Mulligan's Hollow Ski Bowl, Morway Mountain, Nubs Nob Ski Area, Pine Knob Ski Resort, Pine Mountain, Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek, Shanty Creek Resorts - Summit Mountain, Swiss Valley, The Homestead, Timber Ridge and Treetops Resort.


Minnesota

The following resorts do not have stated policies in Minnesota - Afton Alps, Andes Tower Hills Ski Area, Coffee Mill ski and Snoboard Resort, Elm Creek Winter Recreation Resort, Giants Ridge Resort, Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area, Lutsen Mountains, Mount Kato Ski Area, Powder Ridge Ski Area, Spirit Mountain, Welch Village and Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area.


Missouri

The following resorts do not have stated policies in Missouri - Hidden Valley Ski Area and Snowcreek.


Ohio

The following resorts do not have stated policies in Ohio - Alpine Valley, Boston Mills/Bramdywine, Mad River Mountain and Snow Trails.


South Dakota

The following resorts do not have stated policies in South Dakota - Deer Mountain and Terry Peak Ski Area.


Wisconsin

The following resorts do not have stated policies in Wisconsin - Alpine Valley Resort, Bruce Mound, Cascade Mountain, Christie Mountain, Christmas Mountain, Devils Head, Grand Geneva, Granite Peak Ski Area, Little Switzerland, Mount La Crose, Nordic Mountain, Sunburst, Trollhaugen, Tyrol Basin, Whitecap Mountain and Wilmot Mountain.



If you do not see a policy listed for your local ski resort, feel free to contact us. We will be more than happy to research your local resort's policy, as well as try to advocate for uphill access if the resort currently does not allow it. You can reach us at noliftneeded@gmail.com.


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