Earning Your Turns – Uphill Skiing at Silver Creek

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We’re excited to add uphill skiing and riding to the long list of ways to enjoy the mountain this winter! Now, you may be wondering why the heck anybody would want to climb the slopes themselves when a chairlift is conveniently available. Uphilling, or “touring” as it’s often called, is the sport’s fastest-growing segment, and for a good reason. There’s just something indescribably awesome about earning your turns. It gives you the opportunity to really slow down and enjoy nature as you work your way up the hill, and on the way back down you’ll truly appreciate every turn. Not to mention, it’s a fantastic workout and a fun way to stay in shape during the winter months.

All proceeds from our uphill ticket sales will go directly to supporting the National Forest Foundation’s Stewardship Fund and will be used to fund conservation and recreation projects here locally in the Monongahela National Forest. Learn more about our partnership with the National Forest Foundation here.

Some things to know before you go:

  • Uphilling is permitted exclusively at our Silver Creek ski area during regular slope operating hours. Alpine touring equipment and splitboards are welcome.
  • Uphill tickets are $20 per day or $75 for an uphill season pass, and can be purchased at the Silver Creek ticket desk or the Depot.
  • Slopes designated for uphill travel are marked in purple on the 21.22 winter trail map.
  • Bear Claw will be accessible via uphill travel until 9:00pm nightly, as opposed to closing at 4:30pm to lift access skiers/riders. Just remember, there are no lights on this slope so don’t forget your headlamp!
  • You must check-in with Silver Creek Ski Patrol before uphilling at night.
  • Please be sure to read our full Uphill Policy before earning those turns.

Uphill Thang | February 11, 2023

Uphilling is all the rage right now and we’re excited to get in on the hype. We’re blocking off a few trails at Silver Creek for uphill equipment demos during the day and when the sun sets, get ready for the first ever Randonnée Moonlight Shuffle – an endurance testing race for splitboard-ers and apline touring skiers up and down the slopes of Silver Creek.

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