Uphill Use Policy



Uphill access is now open to Uphill Access Pass holders during designated hours (see below). Passes may be obtained at the Guest Services office during normal operating hours, and must be obtained before any uphill use at Diamond Peak. Please note that we have some additions to our Uphill Access Policy that are intended to preserve the safety of the user and mountain operations. Additions to the guidelines include designated routes of ascending and descending and hours of uphill access. We will also provide uphill access updates on this webpage, as well as on an access information reader board on the Lodgepole run, just above the main lodge. The messaging is intended to provide information of uphill access on designated routes, availability, and general user information.

Updates & Designated Routes

March 14, 2019 UPDATE: Uphills route A & D are open for the afternoon uphill session except route D is closed on Thursday through Saturday.  A & D are also open for morning uphill, weather permitting. All uphill access routes will be closed to uphill use during the morning hours on snow days (i.e. when there is more than 2" of fresh snow on the top of the mountain). 

Uphill Access Policy at Diamond Peak

Uphill access by self-powered means of skinning, snowshoeing and hiking has gained popularity at Diamond Peak in recent years and we welcome and support individuals seeking to exercise and enjoy the quiet mountain setting. To ensure the safety of everyone on the mountain, individuals who choose to skin, snowshoe and hike must obtain a freeUphill Access Pass, available from the Diamond Peak Guest Services Office during normal operating hours.

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

  • You are required to have a complimentary Uphill Access Pass. This pass is available at the Guest Service Office during normal operating hours.
  • You are considered a skier under the Washoe County Skier Safety Act and should know “Your Responsibility Code”.
  • The mountain maybe closed to uphill access for snow safety, snowmaking, grooming, race training or other 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.
  • Entering closed terrain is prohibited. It is the user's responsibility to know what is open or closed.
  • Terrain Parks are always closed outside operational hours.
  • Users must wear lights and reflective clothing at all times and lights must be on.
  • If the mountain is closed to uphill access, a closed sign will be posted at the reader board in the base area. If you are unsure, please feel free to ask.
  • Users must ascend and descend on the designated routes.
  • Dogs are not allowed to accompany uphill access users.
  • Uphill access may be restricted due to pre-season preparation, snowmaking, grooming operations or ski area construction and maintenance activities.
  • Users accessing the mountain outside of normal access 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 snow safety hazards and limited visibility. Use extra caution!

Designated routes:

Check the updates above for messages and designated routes but always make sure to check the message board (located on Lodgepole) when you arrive at the resort for any changes. 

uphill map

Uphill Hours:

  • Uphill access allowed 7 days a week (subject to the updates at the top of this page)
  • 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (you must be off the mountain by 9 a.m.)
  • 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (you must be off the mountain by 7 p.m.)
  • All uphill access routes will be closed to uphill use during the morning hours on snow days (i.e. when there is more than 2" of fresh snow on the top of the mountain)


Updated Uphill Access information may be obtained on this webpage and on the reader board located near the main lodge on left side of Lodgepole trail looking up.

In Case Of Emergency

Please be aware that no ski area services, including Ski Patrol, are available during hours that the ski area are not open for business. Please call 911 in the event of an emergency during non-operational hours. You are responsible for your own safety at all times while on Incline Village General Improvement District property.

Download Uphill Use Forms 

Print and download uphill use forms or obtain from Guest Services during operating hours.