Uphill Travel Policy

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Off-Season Uphill Travel Policy: 

Uphill travel is permitted. Watch for signage in the base area warning of areas to avoid due to various projects that take place throughout the spring, summer, and fall. It's also a great idea to stop in the Kracker Barrel store to check for hill updates.

There is no specific uphill route in the off-season. We simply ask that you avoid all buildings and equipment. Stay clear of vehicles.

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Winter Uphill Travel Policy: 

Uphill travel at White Pass Ski Area is allowed for those who have acquired our UPHILL TRAVEL PASS. 

The UPHILL TRAVEL PASS is available at our Ski Patrol Clinic Building from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. 

RULES FOR UPHILL TRAVEL PASS HOLDERS: 

  1. Uphill travel is allowed from 8:45am to 4:30pm on days we are open. 

  1. The uphill travel route is on the permit area's east-most boundary. 

  1. Uphill travel is prohibited during all other hours and all other routes.  

This change was brought about by increased after-hours operations and more guests on the hill.  Operations include avalanche control, snowmaking, fleet grooming, lift maintenance, and winch cat grooming.  Each of these operations creates unique hazards that may result in severe injury or death. 

On days that we cannot operate, uphill travel is closed, due to avalanche control and other operations being performed during normal business hours.

Please help White Pass keep everyone safe by adhering to this new uphill Travel policy. 


UPHILL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Please follow these simple requirements to ensure the safety of all White Pass skiers, riders, and staff.   Failure to comply will result in being escorted from the ski area and permanently trespassed from the White Pass Ski Area.

NOTE: Uphill travel is intended for human-powered skiing only. Those who skin up, and attempt to load our lifts will be charged with Theft of Services.

  • The only approved run for uphill travel is HOLIDAY and it is only approved from 8:45 am until 4 pm.  Consult our trail map.

  • The hiker must stay to the extreme left of Holiday (east side of the run)

  • Stay clear of all ski area vehicles, snowmaking, and equipment

  • Give right of way to all downhill traffic

  • Please be aware of the constant potential for avalanches; always let someone off the mountain know your travel plan and estimated return time, and be educated on all back-country protocols.  

For detailed avalanche forecasts, safety courses, and more see (and please support) Northwest Avalanche Center

 24-hour telemetry from White Pass Summit 5,800'.

Weather Totals

Weather totals come from the US Forest Service and the Northwest Avalanche Center - West Slopes South.

Last updated: 2 minutes ago

MM/DD HOUR
PST
TEMP F
5800’
TEMP F
4470’
RH %
5800’
RH %
4470’
WIND MIN
5970’
WIND AVG
5970’
WIND MAX
5970’
WIND DIR
5970’
HOUR PREC
5800'
TOTAL PREC
5800'
TOTAL SNOW
5800'
07/13 1900 69° 47% 0% 9 15 23 278 0" 0" 12"
07/13 1800 73° 41% 0% 11 17 23 282 0" 0" 11"
07/13 1700 75° 37% 0% 6 17 26 282 0" 0" 10"
07/13 1600 74° 34% 0% 8 17 28 282 0" 0" 10"
07/13 1500 77° 29% 0% 12 21 32 273 0" 0" 11"
07/13 1400 76° 31% 0% 10 20 27 273 0" 0" 10"
07/13 1300 77° 28% 0% 10 18 25 274 0" 0" 10"
07/13 1200 77° 23% 0% 6 13 21 280 0" 0" 10"
07/13 1100 72° 25% 0% 3 6 13 293 0" 0" 35"
07/13 1000 74° 24% 0% 1 3 6 310 0" 0" 11"
07/13 0900 68° 36% 0% 0 1 5 336 0" 0" 12"
07/13 0800 67° 37% 0% 0 1 4 51 0" 0" 13"
07/13 0700 64° 36% 0% 0 0 2 203 0" 0" 13"
07/13 0600 60° 48% 0% 0 1 3 170 0" 0" 13"
07/13 0500 61° 48% 0% 0 1 4 214 0" 0" 13"
07/13 0400 60° 53% 0% 0 1 2 122 0" 0" 12"
07/13 0300 61° 54% 0% 0 0 0 103 0" 0" 11"
07/13 0200 61° 52% 0% 0 2 3 49 0" 0" 11"
07/13 0100 60° 53% 0% 0 2 4 322 0" 0" 11"
07/13 0000 59° 55% 0% 1 4 7 282 0" 0" 13"
07/12 2300 59° 65% 0% 5 10 15 274 0" 0" 13"
07/12 2200 59° 65% 0% 11 13 16 273 0" 0" 13"
07/12 2100 62° 62% 0% 11 14 18 279 0" 0" 13"
07/12 2000 65° 55% 0% 13 17 21 280 0" 0" 11"
07/12 1900 68° 48% 0% 11 18 23 280 0" 0" 11"
07/12 1800 71° 41% 0% 10 18 25 278 0" 0" 10"
07/12 1700 73° 34% 0% 12 19 26 279 0" 0" 10"
07/12 1600 74° 29% 0% 11 19 27 278 0" 0" 92"
07/12 1500 73° 29% 0% 8 16 24 278 0" 0" 11"
07/12 1400 75° 29% 0% 1 9 20 293 0" 0" 11"
Total Precipitation at 5800’ 0"