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03/23/2023 10:27 AM
Uphill Travel Update
The Sugar Bowl Uphill Travel Policy has been modified this season for the safety of our guests. Uphill travel is not permitted on Mt. Disney/Crow's after 4:00pm daily due to snowcat operations, including cat-winching which poses a serious hazard for participants. After 4:00pm, please utilize the approved routes on Mt. Lincoln or Mt. Judah only.
Uphill travel requires a valid season pass or Uphill-Only Season Pass. Uphill-only season passes are available for purchase for $199. No uphill day tickets will be available this season due to increase participation.
Uphill use of the resort and its surrounding areas by means of skinning have gained popularity at Sugar Bowl. Skiers and riders must review, agree to and sign the Uphill Use Policy before traveling uphill at Sugar Bowl Resort, and abide by the rules and regulations established by Sugar Bowl and USFS when accessing the resort both during and after operating hours. Due to increased participation of uphill travel at Sugar Bowl, access will be limited to New Uphill season passholders and Sugar Bowl's downhill season passholders andParticipants may purchase an Uphill Only season pass online. At that time you will review and complete the Uphill Use Policy.
Download & Print Uphill Use Policy
$199 Uphill Season Pass (No lift access) * - (BUY NOW)
*Sugar Bowl downhill or uphill only season pass is required if utilizing trails within Sugar Bowl boundaries for uphill travel.
At Sugar Bowl Resort we strive to deliver a safe and enjoyable resort experience, and we appreciate your attention and cooperation! For daily uphill status call (530) 426-6775.
Up-and-Out Backcountry Access:
We also offer an Up-and-Out ticket for those who want to access the backcountry but would prefer to skip the first skin up. Up-and-Out tickets are only available for purchase at the Judah Ticket windows which open at 8:00am. Up-and-Out tickets will not be available for purchase if backcountry gates are closed by Ski Patrol due to conditions.
$41 Single-Scan Up-and-Out Ticket (No lift access) - This ticket is only valid for one gate scan, use it wisely. Suggested lift would be Mt. Judah Express.
$61 Two-Scan Up-and-Out Ticket (No lift access) - This ticket is valid for two gates scans. This allows the user to ride Jerome Hill Express to Mt. Lincoln Express, or two laps on Mt. Judah Express.
- You may only ascend on skis with metal edges.
- No uphill foot traffic permitted.
- No snowshoes permitted.
- No dogs permitted.
- You must adhere to designated uphill routes and ascend at edge of the trail.
- You must have your Sugar Bowl downhill season pass or Sugar Bowl's uphill only season pass with you and be prepared to present it.
Uphill Travel Route Status
View the run-by-run list for Uphill Travel routes