2022/23 Uphill Pass

Route for Friday, January 27, 2023:  A to D to B (Boreen, Lower Valley, Summit Express, Excelsior). Posted 5:27 AM

The best way for many skiers and riders to start their day is with “dawn patrol” –getting up at the crack of dawn, skinning up the mountain by headlamp, watching the sun rise over the mountain and getting first tracks down a superbly groomed run.

Whiteface Mountain recognizes the enjoyment and increased popularity of uphill resort and backcountry skiing, and we would like to supply terrain for skiers to enjoy and also train for more challenging back country adventures.

Anyone who wishes to access Whiteface via uphill travel during non-operating hours MUST have a Whiteface Uphill Pass.

Season Pass: $129 ($59 for 2022/23 Season Passholders).

No day tickets available.

Uphill will be available Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, Non-Holiday*, conditions permitting.

For more information about uphill policies, safety information and current uphill trail statuses online, and always be sure to check the weather and conditions reports before ascending go to ski patrol.

*Holiday/Lake Placid 2023 World University Games Black Out Dates: Uphill Program Passes are not valid on the following blackout dates: December 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023; January 13-22, 2023; and February 18-26, 2023.

Uphill Routes & Map

Route for Friday, January 27, 2023:  A to D to B (Boreen, Lower Valley, Summit Express, Excelsior). Posted 5:27 AM

We ask that all participants sign in each day at Ski Patrol and present your 2022/2023 Uphill Season Pass at this time. There are no exceptions to this, and it is a requirement that will be strictly enforced.

All participants need to follow the guidelines of the program and the prescribed daily route. Those who are not using the prescribed daily route risk having their pass revoked.

  • Always be sure to check current weather and conditions reports.
  • Always check-in with Whiteface Ski Patrol before ascending.
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Uphill Guidelines


  • Uphill climbing is not permitted during daytime lift operation.
  • Uphill will be available Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, conditions permitting.
  • All users must have an uphill season pass. Pass must be purchased before ascending (NO exceptions).
  • The Uphill Program will run three days a week, days to be determined.
  • All users will check-in at Medical Services Area (MSA) before ascending every morning. Patrol will check your Season Pass.
  • An uphill season pass can be purchased for $129.00 ($59 for 2022/23 Season Passholders) and is valid on the Uphill Travel operating dates for the 2022/23 ski season. Season Pass holders must also hold this pass. The uphill pass does not provide lift access.
  • No day tickets available.
  • Users are required to wear reflective clothing and a light that is visible from any direction.
  • The pass should be visible and available upon request by any mountain employee while climbing or skiing. Uphill climbing without a pass may result in being banned from the property.
  • Users should be vigilant for snow groomer, winch cables, snowmobiles, ATVs, trucks, other skiers, riders and other exposures typical of an operating ski area.
  • If you are asked by staff to leave the area you must comply immediately.
  • Users shall adhere to all closures, warning signs, ropes and Whiteface Employees at all times, as well as all rules and regulations set forth in the skier’s responsibility code and Safety in Skiing Code Rule 54 of the NYS Industrial Code Rules.
  • Users shall not enter any buildings. No pets are permitted at any time. Users shall descend using skis or snowboards only. No sleds are permitted.
  • Users will start no earlier than 6:00 am. There is NO climbing between the hours of 8:30 am and 6:00 am the next day.
  • Users shall only park in the River Lot unless eligible to park in designated handicap parking.
  • Whiteface Mountain Ski Center has administrative use of the ski area land. Whiteface reserves the right to modify or terminate this program at any time.
  • The specific daily route will be determined each morning, based on conditions and weather.
    *Holiday/Lake Placid 2023 World University Games Black Out Dates: Uphill Program Passes are not valid on the following blackout dates: December 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023; January 13-12, 2023; and February 18-26, 2023.

NOTICE: Skiers and snowboarders are governed by the New York State General Obligations Law, Article 18 and 12 NYCRR Part 54, “Safety in Skiing Code.” Before participation, your attention is directed to the posted “Warning To Skiers” which is displayed at the base of all lifts. New York Law requires you to seek out, read, review and understand the “Warning To Skiers” before deciding to participate in the sport of skiing.

WARNING TO SKIERS: I understand uphill and downhill skiing and snowboarding involve numerous risks, including, but not limited to, the risks posed by variations in terrain and snow conditions, surface and subsurface snow conditions, icy or firm snow, unmarked obstacles, thin snow cover, bare spots, bumps, moguls, stumps, forest growth and debris, erosion control devices, rocks, cliffs, steep terrain, deep snow, avalanches and other hazards. I also understand skiing and snowboarding involve risks posed by loss of balance, loss of control, falling, sliding, collisions with other skiers or snowboarders and collisions with natural and man-made objects, including trees, rocks, fences, posts, lift towers, snow making equipment, snowmobiles and other over-snow vehicles; and other participants. I further agree that all of these risks and dangers are necessary to the sports of skiing and snowboarding. New York Law imposes a duty on me to become apprised of, and understand, the risks inherent in the sport of skiing, which are set forth above, so that I can make an informed decision whether to participate in skiing notwithstanding the risks. New York law also imposes additional duties upon me, to which I must adhere, for the purpose of avoiding injury caused by any of the risks inherent in skiing.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understand the NOTICE above. I have read, reviewed and understand the WARNING TO SKIERS printed above. In signing this document, I signify that I am aware of and understand the risks inherent in the sport of alpine skiing and snowboarding and that I am accountable for my action as set forth on the WARNING TO SKIERS signs. I agree to observe, read, and abide by any and all notices as may be posted at Whiteface Mountain which may pertain to my responsibilities as a skier or snowboarder.

Uphill Pricing & Passes

Whiteface Uphill Season Pass:  $129 ($59 for 2022/23 Season Passholders)

  • Passes will be available for purchase in person at the Main Ticket Desk Soon