Uphill Access

Uphill Access

The Uphill Track is currently

Closed for Season

The Uphill Track is currently

Closed for Season

Uphill access by means of skinning, snowshoeing and hiking has gained popularity at PPK in recent years.  Pass Powderkeg Ski Area welcomes and supports individuals seeking to exercise and enjoy the quiet mountain setting.

Utilization of Pass Powderkeg for uphill activity requires user to have an Uphill Access Pass.  The nominal fee ($25/season) is used to help cover costs of maintaining an uphill skin track for users, signage and waiver program.  For users that hold a Downhill Season Pass, uphill access is included.  We are aiming to provide an easy to use trail that mitigates potential traffic collisions between Pass Powderkeg operations and guests.  With the increase in uphill traffic over the past few seasons, we hope to offer a great route up the ski hill that provides our community with a safer option than uphill travel on downhill runs.

Purchase Uphill Access Pass

Half Keg Segment

Full Keg Segment (Coming Soon)

Remember to use Backcountry Ski as your Activity

Mountain users can help preserve this opportunity by following these simple guidelines:

  1. Users are required to have the pass on themselves at all times while ascending PPK lands.
  2. During operational hours, uphill access for the upper mountain is restricted to the eastern edge of Spina.  Access to the lower mountain is permitted only on the Luge Track.  Please follow the marked trail.  (See Map Below).  Outside of operational hours, users can choose any route up the mountain.  However, users are prohibited from the area around the shop (at the top of the lower lift) due to increased heavy equipment traffic.
  3. Please watch and abide by all closures, signs and marked hazards.  Please ski or ride with caution.  Skiers/riders/foot traffic found not abiding by marked signs or skiing/riding irresponsibly will have their pass and privileges revoked.
  4. You are considered a skier under the Alpine Responsibility Code and should know and abide by it.
  5. The mountain may be closed to uphill access when snowmaking, race training, snow grooming or other special activities are taking place. Please abide by all closure signs.
  6. Uphill users are warned that snowmobiles, snowmaking equipment, snow grooming, and other equipment may be encountered at any time on the Mountain and you are responsible for staying clear of such equipment.
  7. Entering closed terrain is prohibited.  It is the user’s responsibility to know what is open or closed.
  8. Terrain Parks are closed outside operational hours.
  9. If the mountain is closed to uphill access, a closed sign will be posted at the bottom of the Luge Track and again at the Parking lot at mid-mountain.  If you are unsure, please feel free to ask.  If there is no one at the Lodge, please call, email or ask us on Facebook.
  10. Dogs must be under control and leashed at all times.  No dogs are allowed on the mountain during operating hours.  Clean up after your dog.
  11. Users accessing the mountain outside of normal operating hours do so at their own risk. Operational conditions may be variable including, but not limited to: closures removed for grooming operations, snowmaking, unfinished grooming activities and limited visibility.  Use extra caution!
Mountain users can help preserve this opportunity by following these simple guidelines:
  1. Users are required to have the pass on themselves at all times while ascending PPK lands.
  2. During operational hours, uphill access for the upper mountain is restricted to the eastern edge of Spina.  Access to the lower mountain is permitted only on the Luge Track.  Please follow the marked trail.  (See Map Below).  Outside of operational hours, users can choose any route up the mountain.  However, users are prohibited from the area around the shop (at the top of the lower lift) due to increased heavy equipment traffic.
  3. Please watch and abide by all closures, signs and marked hazards.  Please ski or ride with caution.  Skiers/riders/foot traffic found not abiding by marked signs or skiing/riding irresponsibly will have their pass and privileges revoked.
  4. You are considered a skier under the Alpine Responsibility Code and should know and abide by it.
  5. The mountain may be closed to uphill access when snowmaking, race training, snow grooming or other special activities are taking place. Please abide by all closure signs.
  6. Uphill users are warned that snowmobiles, snowmaking equipment, snow grooming, and other equipment may be encountered at any time on the Mountain and you are responsible for staying clear of such equipment.
  7. Entering closed terrain is prohibited.  It is the user’s responsibility to know what is open or closed.
  8. Terrain Parks are closed outside operational hours.
  9. If the mountain is closed to uphill access, a closed sign will be posted at the bottom of the Luge Track and again at the Parking lot at mid-mountain.  If you are unsure, please feel free to ask.  If there is no one at the Lodge, please call, email or ask us on Facebook.
  10. Dogs must be under control and leashed at all times.  No dogs are allowed on the mountain during operating hours.  Clean up after your dog.
  11. Users accessing the mountain outside of normal operating hours do so at their own risk. Operational conditions may be variable including, but not limited to: closures removed for grooming operations, snowmaking, unfinished grooming activities and limited visibility.  Use extra caution!

Uphill Route

During Operational Hours

Uphill Route

During Operational Hours

Have you Seen our Safety & Risk Awareness Page?
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Safety & Risk Awareness page?