Comp Uphill Access Pass (add-on)

Everyone is required to have an annual uphill access pass and keep it with them while hiking/skinning up. Since you are an A-Basin season pass holder, you qualify for a free uphill pass. Please complete the transaction and pick up your pass at Guest Services before your first day. At the time of pickup, you will also receive a reflective armband that you must wear while hiking/skinning up the mountain.

Uphill Access Pass Info

  • You are required to have an annual uphill access pass for the current season with you when skinning or hiking up.
  • You MUST wear the provided uphill access armband.
  • The uphill access pass does NOT provide lift access. Staff will be doing spot checks on the hill and at the upper-mountain lifts. 

Hours and Routes

  • During operational hours: uphill access is restricted to the eastern edge of High Noon between the Base Area and Black Mountain Lodge. Access above Black Mountain Lodge is prohibited during operational hours.
  • Outside of operational hours: uphill access may be restricted for mountain operations and safety reasons. Terrain parks are closed outside operational hours.
  • Closed terrain: Entering closed terrain is prohibited. It is the user's responsibility to know what is open or closed. The East Wall, Beavers and Steep Gullies terrain are always closed to uphill access or descent outside operational hours.
  • Closure notifications: If the mountain is closed to uphill access, a closed sign will be posted at the bottom of High Noon trail in the base area. Look for the flashing red light. If you are unsure, please ask.
  • Uphill Access Status: Please visit our Terrain Status page for the most current info on uphill access availability.  Opening date is usually mid-November. Please respect all closures for your safety.


  • You are considered a skier under the Colorado Skier Safety Act and should know "Your Responsibility Code".
  • The mountain may be closed to uphill access when avalanche control, snowmaking, race training, or other special activities are taking place.
  • Uphill users are warned that snowmobiles, snowmaking equipment, snow grooming, winch cat cables and other equipment may be encountered at any time on the mountain and you are responsible to stay clear of such equipment.
  • Dogs are allowed after hours but must be under control at all times. No dogs are allowed on the mountain during operating hours. Please clean up after your dog.
  • 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, unfinished grooming activities, unmitigated avalanche hazards and limited visibility. Use extra caution!


  • Uphill users who use the mountain during non-operational hours are asked to park in the Admin Lot (the small lot at the north end of the A-Frame) or in the parking area above the Admin Lot adjacent to Highway 6. The Early Riser, High Noon and Last Chance lots are locked at 6:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

Picking up your Pass

  • You may pick up your pass and the required armband at the A-Basin Season Pass Office between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. If you would like to skin up before collecting your pass and armband, please print this confirmation or have it accessible on your phone, and keep it with you on your first outing. Please get your pass and armband as soon as you are able to. Without an armband, ski patrol will be stopping you to check on your uphill pass status.