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Uphill Travel

Earn your turns with an Uphill Travel Pass! Be cautious as there may be unmarked hazards.

Gunstock Mountain Resort allows skinning, snowshoeing and other forms of non-motorized uphill access. For everyone’s safety on the mountain, we require that anyone participating in these activities during Ski Season adhere to the following guidelines and rules: Uphill Policy

During Gunstock's winter operations, an Uphill Access Pass must be visibly displayed while using uphill routes. The cost of the pass is $135. Gunstock Season Pass Holders have uphill access as a benefit AND must get the Uphill Access Pass at the Ticket Office to access the routes. All persons wishing to possess a Gunstock Uphill Access Pass must sign the Gunstock Uphill Access Release of Liability, Acknowledgement of Risks and Hazards and Agreement Not to Sue in order to obtain your pass.

Uphill travel is permitted on our three designated Uphill Routes for folks to skin or hike up, and ski/ride/hike down. Uphill Routes will be open when their connecting summit trails are open. Please use extreme caution as there is no Ski Patrol on site, and conditions may vary. Any activity on our trails at this time is entirely at your own risk. Sledding is not allowed. We must also heavily discourage congregating of any sort, including tailgating.

The designated uphill access routes may not be available every day. When the designated uphill routes are closed, uphill access is not permitted. Check the Gunstock website and the Daily Snow Report for route status.

Click HERE for a PDF of the Uphill Policy and map of the routes.

Uphill travel is permitted between 6am and 9am ONLY on Route 1 & 2.
Uphill travel is permitted between 6am and 3:30pm ONLY on Route 3. 

  • Alpine Route 1: Start Point: The Fireplace Musket  Lower Gunsmoke  Middle Gunsmoke  Upper Gunsmoke  The Summit
  • Alpine Route 2: Start Point: Gunstock Ski Club Building Stonebar  Flintlock  The Summit
  • Nordic Route 3: Start Point: Base of Mountain Coaster  Try Me The Ridge (Hiking Trail/Single Track)  The Summit

Check our Conditions Report to see which Uphill Routes are open.

All Uphill parking is in the Pistol Lot.

Uphill Signs at Pistol Horse Barn

Please check out our news signs at the start of each Uphill Route. Each route will be marked Open or Closed. 

Uphill Route 1 Uphill Route 2 Uphill Route 3

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