Uphill Policy

Uphill Travel Update

Uphill Travel is closed for the season

For the safety of everyone on the mountain, we ask that anyone participating in skinning or snowshoeing adhere to the following guidelines. All uphill travel is done at each individual's own risk.

Uphill Access Policy

*Important: All uphill skiers and riders must review the Mountain Report every day before climbing. Any variations to the policy based on weather, open terrain, snow conditions, or other factors will be outlined in these two locations.  

Uphill Access Route

Please keep single-file and stay skiers left / climbers right on the trail when climbing, You must ski/ride down - walking descent is not permitted.

The late-season uphill route is Windrow to Timberline, with no access higher than Spillway Crosscut.


The mountain opens to uphill travel at 7am and to downhill traffic at 8:30am. No downhill traffic is permitted prior to 8:30am. As always, downhill traffic is limited to open terrain only. 

Ski patrol performs closing procedures at the end of operating hours every day.  After-hours travel of any kind is not allowed on any trails. If you are on the mountain at this time you will be required to ski or ride down.  


Uphill travel equipment is required to have metal edges, a restraining device or brakes, and an industry-approved binding. (AT skis, tele skis, splitboard, and snowshoes are all fine.) 

Nordic equipment is not permitted above the Base Lodge. 


All uphill skiers and riders are required to have a valid season pass or day ticket, even when hiking in Burnt. If you do not intend to ride a lift at any point during the day, you can purchase an Uphill Access day ticket or an Uphill Access Season Pass. Both are available to purchase online at the links below, or in person at any ticket window.  

Sorry, pets are not permitted on the mountain trail network above the Base Lodge, including Burnt Mountain. 

Note: Ski Patrol reserves the right to close the mountain to uphill activities at any time due to severe weather, dangerous surface conditions, or other factors. Ski Patrol may also change the approved routes of uphill travel at any time based on mountain operations. 

Uphill Access Tickets & Passes