Uphill Policies

Mid-Atlantic Uphill Ski Resort Policies


We reviewed 51 resorts in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Four seasons ago only 7 of those resorts had a written uphill policy.

As of the start of the 2023/24 season 23 resorts now have written policies.

New York added 10 resorts with written policies with only 2 of those resorts not allowing uphill at all.

New Jersey finally stepped into the uphill game with Mountain Creek adding uphill travel for season passholders.

Pennsylvania gained 2 new mountains offering uphill but still the majority of the mountains in PA don't have any policies related to uphill access.

Resort access varies widely. Hours of operation and uphill access can change from day to day. Below you will find uphill access hours allowed and potential costs for uphill travel at your local resort. We have also provuided links to each resorts uphill policy for your review before heading out. We do our best to provide the most accurate informaton. Please be sure to check with your local resort before heading out on the mountain.

NOTE: A variety of factors can close uphill access for resorts including early season operations, snowmaking, lack of snow and avalanche mitigation. Always check with your resort before heading out.

New Jersey

Resort Hours Cost Resort Policy
Mountain Creek M-F Sunrise to 9:00 am
Weekends and Holidays Sunrise to 8:00 am
Only permitted for Season Passholders. Only permitted on Vernon Peak View Policy

The following resorts do not have stated policies in New Jersey - Campgaw Mountain

New York

Resort Hours Cost Resort Policy
Belleyare M-F 9:00 am to 4:00 pm $25/day or Season Pass. No uphill access on the weekends or Holidays. View Policy
Buffalo Ski Center During Operating Hours Only Season Pass Holders Permitted View Policy
Catamount Ski Area Dawn to Dusk Only $15/day or $50/season View Policy
Gore Mountain 8:30am to 3:30pm. Non-Holiday Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. $25/day or Season Pass View Policy
Hickory Ski Area Anytime $10/day or $150/season - Map at Kiosk of uphill routes and ski areas View Policy
Holimont Daylight Hours Only $25/season View Policy
Holiday Mountain NO Uphill Access Allowed at this time View Policy
Hunter Mountain 2 Hours Before Lifts Open Free View Policy
Kissing Bridge Dawn to Dusk Only Valid Pass or Ticket during operating hours. Check the snow report for open routes. View Policy
Plattekill Mountain Times/days vary. Please call (607) 326-3500 to check uphill status. $30 View Policy
Swain Daylight Hours Only $15/day or $29/season View Policy
Thunder Ridge Ski Area NO Uphill Access Allowed View Policy
Titus Mountain Daytime Hours Only. Downhill allowed only operating hours. $15/day or Season Pass View Policy
West Mountain NO Uphill Access Allowed View Policy
Whiteface Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, Non-Holiday*, conditions permitting. $25/day or $129/seaon or pass add on for $59 View Policy
Willard Mountain Non Operating Hours Only Only Season Pass Holders Permitted for Uphill Access View Policy
Windham Mountain During Daylight Hours Current lift ticket or uphill pass or season pass. No price listed View Policy

The following resorts do not have stated policies in New York - Brantling, Bristol Mountain, Dry Hill Ski Area, Greek Peak, Hunt Hollow Ski Club, Labrador Mountain, Maple Ski Ridge, McCauley Mountain Ski Area, Mount Peter Ski Area, Oak Mountain, Peek n Peak, Royal Mountain Ski Area, Snow Ridge, Song Mountain and Woods Valley Ski Area.


Resort Hours Cost Resort Policy
Camelback Mountain No Policy on new site. Policy used to be: Operating Hours Only. All Area Ticket/Pass Required View Policy
Jack Frost / Big Boulder Jack Frost: 7:30 am - 8:30 am on designated trails.
Big Boulder: 7:30 am - 8:30 am on designated trails weekend and Holidays. Midweek from 2:00 pm to 3:00pm on Merry Widow only
View Policy
Montage Mountain NO Uphill Access Allowed View Policy
Roundtop Mountain Resort 6:00 am to 8:45 am Designated Trails Only View Policy
Shawnee Mountain Midweek During Operating Hours Only No price listed. Snow Phone at 717-328-9400 View Policy
Whitetail Ski Resort 7:00 am to 8:45 am on designated trails Lift Ticket or Season Pass Required View Policy

The following resorts do not have stated policies in Pennsylvania - Blue Mountain Resort, Bear Creek, Blue Knob, Eagle Rock, Elk Mountain, Liberty Mountain Resort, Mount Pleasant of Edinboro, Roundtop Mountain Resort, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Ski Big Bear, Ski Sawmill Family Resort and Spring Mountain Ski Area.

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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