Uphill Policies

Southeast Uphill Ski Resort Policies


We reviewed 15 resorts in the lower half of the Eastern US.

Three mountains allow uphill travel and have stated policies which is up from zero mountains that had uphill access listed on their website four seasons ago.

If you are interested in getting into the sport in this area please call the resorts directly before you head out.

We will be actively communicating with resorts to see if we can increase the access and knowledge surrounding uphill travel.

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.


Resort Hours Cost Resort Policy
Wisp Resort No Hours listed $50/season or $25/season pass add on. No policy listed. Required Uphill Access Form View Policy

North Carolina

The following resorts do not have stated policies in North Carolina - Appalachian Ski Mtn., Beech Mountain Resort, Cataloochee Ski Area, Hatley Pointe and Sugar Mountain Resort


The following resorts do not have stated policies in Tennessee - Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort


The following resorts do not have stated policies in Virginia - Bryce Resort, Massanutten, The Homestead Ski Area and Wintergreen Resort.

West Virginia

Resort Hours Cost Resort Policy
Canaan Valley Resort Anytime when Uphill Access is permitted Single Lift Pass required and includes 1 lift ride View Policy
Snowshoe Mountain Resort Open until 9:00 pm at Silver Creek only Uphill ticket required. Purchase at Depot or Silver Creek. All proceeds go to supporting the National Forest Stewardship Fund. View Policy

The following resorts do not have stated policies in West Virginia - Timberline Mountain and Winterplace Mountain Resort.

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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