White River National Forest Ski Area Uphill Policies

The White River National Forest has 11 ski areas that have permits to operate downhill ski areas on National Forest System lands. Visitors who enjoy getting exercise by skiing uphill in the early morning hours or once the ski area closes in the evening should learn and respect each ski area’s uphill policy. The policies were created with your safety in mind; designating times and in some cases uphill routes that avoid grooming, snowmaking, and winch cat operations while not creating user conflict during normal business hours. The links below will navigate to each ski area uphill policy: 

Aspen-Sopris Ranger District:

Dillon Ranger District:

Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District:


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