Uphill Day Tickets

Uphill Travel at Saddleback Mountain

Take a Tour of Saddleback on Our Dedicated Uphill Travel Route

For the status of Saddleback's uphill route, please refer to the Mountain Report page. Once you've checked to make sure uphill travel is permitted and open, purchase a day ticket below.

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Saddleback has been an uphill touring or "skinning" destination for many years. While the resort was closed, people took to the slopes of Saddleback to climb, take in the spectacular views, and make some nice turns down the natural snowpack. Now that Saddleback is back and reopened, it's still our mission to support the community of skiers and riders that choose man-or-woman-powered ffun and winter exploration. Saddleback has a dedicated uphill travel route that follows the outskirts of the Hudson Highway slope and ascends to the summit alongside Tri-Color. View the 22/23 Trail Map and the yellow uphill route here.

Hours of Permitted Access

Uphill travel is open to guests with a season pass, lift ticket or uphill day pass 1 hour before lifts open (8:30 a.m. weekends/9 a.m. weekdays) and until 4:30 p.m. while Saddleback is running under 2023 Spring Hours. Do not skin up outside of these hours. If outside of these hours, Saddleback does not guarantee that on-mountain rescue services are available.

Uphill Tickets

You are required to have an uphill ticket and sign our policy waiver. If you have a season pass, be sure to have that on you for your uphill travel. If you do not have a season pass, you will need to purchase an uphill ticket online. Your order confirmation email is your access pass.


All uphill travel is done at the individual’s own risk. Please refer to the Mountain Report and uphill travel board at the base of the trail for daily updates pertaining to route changes or closures. All Uphill Travelers agree to read and adhere to Saddleback's UPHILL POLICY & CODE OF CONDUCT