Mount Sunapee Uphill Travel Policy

Uphill travel is permitted at Mount Sunapee from Monday, January 5 through Closing Day each winter season during non-holiday periods.


- December 26, 2017 – January 1, 2018
- January 13, 2018 – January 15, 2018
- February 17, 2018 – February 23, 2018

Uphill Travel Routes

  • Lower Ridge trail to Upper Ridge trail on the Main Mountain
  • Sunnyside Down to Province on South Peak
  • Please travel single file on the right hand-side of the trail heading uphill.

Uphill Travel is permitted between 7:00am and 9:00am and between 4:30pm and 9:00pm.
Regardless of where you are at 9:00am, you must head downhill at that time. No uphill travel is permitted after 9:00am

Downhill travel is only permitted on open trails and slopes. Do not travel downhill on glade trails or closed trails. When travelling downhill you must observe the Skier Responsibility Code.

For Uphill Travel you must purchase an Uphill Travel season pass for $49 or have a lift ticket valid for the day that you are traveling uphill or a season pass valid on the day of uphill travel. Uphill Travel passes can be purchased at Guest Services in the Spruce Lodge during regular business hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday and 7:30am-5:00pm weekends.

Approved devices are: skis, snowboards, mono-skis, snowshoes and split boards. 

***Sledding, tubing, and other similar snow sliding devices are not permitted at any time. No snowmobiles.***

Mount Sunapee has the right to cancel the uphill travel policy at any time due to weather conditions or operations on the mountain.

View and download the Uphill Travel Liability Waiver

Other Important Information

When the resort is open to the public, uphill travelers must yield to all downhill traffic.

After dark you must wear bright reflective clothing and have a headlamp.

We recommend that you bring a cell phone, but be aware that cell phone service is not always available or reliable on the mountain. We recommend using the buddy system and that you do not travel uphill alone. Travel in at least groups of two or three. Travel uphill in single file. Do not travel side by side.

Stay clear of all operating equipment on the mountain including but not limited to snow grooming vehicles, snowmobiles, lifts and snowmaking equipment. If you hear a vehicle approaching, stay on the extreme right hand side of the trail. At night make yourself visible. Turn and face the direction of the vehicle with your headlamp.

Stay on open trails only and do not leave the ski area boundary. We recommend that you have a trail map with you.

Outside of the operating hours of the ski resort there are no ski patrol personnel present. You are responsible for you own actions and safety. Be aware that you can be charged for the costs of any rescue prior to or after the operating hours of the resort.

No dogs or pets are permitted.

No overnight stays are permitted on the mountain.

Trash In – Trash Out. Do not leave any trash on the mountain. Thank you.