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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 the safety of all, 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 alpine season passpolders have uphill access as a benefit AND must get the Uphill Access Pass at the Ticket Office to access the routes. 

Uphill travel is permitted on three designated uphill routes. 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 Gunstock's trails at this time is at your own risk. Sledding is not allowed. We also discourage congregating of any sort, including tailgating.

The designated uphill access routes may not be available every day. When uphill routes are closed, uphill access is not permitted. Check Gunstock's 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 6 and 9 a.m. ONLY on Route 1 and 2.
Uphill travel is permitted between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. ONLY on Route 3. 

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

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

All parking for uphill access is in the Pistol Lot.

Uphill Signs at Pistol Horse Barn

Please check signs at the start of each uphill route for "open" or "closed" status.

Uphill Route 1 Uphill Route 2 Uphill Route 3