Do not believe the negative stoke about the slow start to the snow season. If you are not one of the thousands of people skinning up the resort every morning in Colorado you are truly missing out on amazing resource unique to Colorado. Resort uphill touring is an incredible way to ramp up your fitness and dial in your systems before you take your talents to the big mountains.
It is no accident that Cripple Creek Backcountry is located in two of the most uphill friendly mountain valley's in the country. In both the Roaring Fork and Vail valley's it is not uncommon to see upward of 200 people skiing up the resorts before the lifties even get out of bed. Quick access, safe snow and snow making subsidized pack make all of Colorado resorts an incredible training ground and amazing stand alone sport. But with low tide early conditions in effect there are some things you must know before heading uphill to maintain the sports incredible relationship with local mountains.
Here are some of our favorite Colorado resorts and everything you need to know about their uphill policies.