Over the past couple of years, uphill skinning has grown in popularity. Uphill skinning, also known as uphilling, is when skiers or riders use ski or splitboarding tour gear to ascend up the mountain. The ability to earn your turns, take fewer risks compared to the backcountry, and avoid the lift lines and crowds, has led some to chart a different path in the ski industry. It seemed inevitable that a multi-mountain pass would come around to make things easier for uphillers.

Last month, the Uphill New England pass was announced. Uphill New England is a nonprofit aimed at helping guests up the slopes with less hassle. The issue uphill skiers face at the moment is “navigating the multiple passes, liability waivers, use dates, and access regulations at most ski resorts. This collective pass will help create a simpler process, with you just needing to sign a single liability waiver. An app will allow you to check in at the mountain and track your stats.

They’ve accumulated an impressive amount of partner mountains for their first season. Their partners include Berkshire East, Big Moose Mountain, Black Mountain of Maine, Bolton Valley, Bromley, Dartmouth Skiway, Middlebury Snowbowl, Mt. Abram Saddleback, Tenney Mountain, Waterville Valley, and Whaleback. More mountains could be added as well.

The price for this pass? $185 if you purchase before November 17th, which isn’t shabby for the amount of access and the mountains that are a part of this pass.

If you’re in an uphill skinner in New England, this is worth a look. Click here for more info about the Uphill New England pass.

Image Credits: Uphill New England

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