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Uphill Travel Policy

ALL UPHILL TRAVEL IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

ACCESS TO THE MOUNTAIN IS ONLY PERMITTED TWO (2) HOURS PRIOR TO OPERATING HOURS. UPHILL TRAVEL IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN THE LIFTS OPEN (9AM Midweek/Non-holiday, 8:30AM Weekend/Holiday). 

Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, Inc. allows uphill access via skinning and snowshoeing during the winter operating season only two hours prior to operating hours.  For the safety of everyone on the mountain, anyone participating in these activities must adhere to the following guidelines and accept all risks associated with uphill travel:

  1. The routes of uphill travel to the Summit are from Mossy Brook to Off Broadway to East Side DriveThe Battery to Belt Parkway.  Stay to the side of the trail and constantly be aware of what is happening around you.
  2. If you descend prior to operating hours, you must travel down along the same route you traveled up.
  3. All trails and terrain parks are closed outside of operational hours, with the exception of the authorized uphill routes two hours prior to opening.
  4. You must be visible to all traffic at all times, and you should know and follow ‘Your Responsibility Code’ at all times. We highly advise wearing bright and reflective clothing.
  5. No dogs are allowed on the mountain, Please see HMSB Dog Policy.
  6. Overnight stays on the mountain are Not Permitted!
  7. Hunter Mountain reserves the right to close the mountain at any time.
  8. NO SLEDDING IS ALLOWED ON ANY PART OF HUNTER MOUNTAIN SKI BOWL, INC. AT ANY TIME.
  9. The mountain is closed and cleared of all guests and staff at the end of each operating day.
  10. Avoid all grooming operations and especially winch cats. The cable between the anchor and the cat can be difficult to see and may be under the snow. These cables can stretch for thousands of feet and can move very quickly.

Rescue Response: Be aware that there are no patrol services outside of operating hours, and ski area buildings are closed. In case of emergency, call 911 and know that response times could be extended. Be aware that mobile phone service can be unreliable on the mountain.

If you access the mountain prior to operating hours, you do so at your own risk. Conditions may be variable, due to weather, ungroomed surfaces and limited visibility. Uphill users are warned that snowmobiles, snowmaking, snow grooming, winch cables and other equipment may be encountered at any time and that you are responsible to stay clear of such equipment. Use extra caution and always remain aware of what is happening around you.


Posted: 12/27/16