Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Sugarbowl’s new Uphill Policy Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)Author Posts December 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm #579352 shoestring 197 Postshttp://sugar3.sugarbowl.com/tahoe/178/site/graphics/new/pdfs/SugarBowlUphillUsePolicy2013-14.pdfwill others follow?i always like to have the option to skin inbounds early season…thoughts? December 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm #673234 rughty 620 PostsThat’s great to see Sugarbowl addressing and condoning skinning. I think they are trying to gain customers from the back country crowd. I have skinned Sugarbowl many times prior to resort opening, but would never consider doing it during the season. Maybe as a first pow run before the lift riders slaughter it! I would expect eventually they will charge for that permit as demand increases and discontinue as dangers increase. Too many people are careless at the resort as it is. Skinning during hours reminds me of climbing a couloir in high avy conditions! I don’t expect this trend to catch on. :twocents: December 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm #673235 Greenhorn 43 PostsThis is not some marketing gimmick. Sugar Bowl has a long history of having the most friendly BC policies and the best BC terrain access of any North Tahoe resort, as well as investing in education and guiding through ASI.A lot of resorts across the nation are dealing with this issue: http://www.powdermag.com/stories/uphill-skiing/I used to skin Alpine pre-season, but after a tragic incident last winter, that is no longer allowed. Hats off to Sugar Bowl for making the effort to allow uphill access. December 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm #673236 aksltxlt 621 PostsDo you really have to walk? They still sell the one Chair ride, Right? December 11, 2013 at 12:09 am #673237 tiltedworld 406 Posts @aksltxlt wrote:Do you really have to walk? They still sell the one Chair ride, Right?As far as I know they do. @greenhorn wrote:I used to skin Alpine pre-season, but after a tragic incident last winter, that is no longer allowed. Hats off to Sugar Bowl for making the effort to allow uphill access.When did this change? Not sure they can stop you pre-season, as it’s leased public land and they don’t have authority to enforce anything before their operating period. What was the incident, I missed it? December 11, 2013 at 1:05 am #673238 shoestring 197 Postshttp://www.mynews4.com/mostpopular/story/Young-woman-dies-following-skiing-accident-at/yNSoIHuGl0elw5ft-UD2CQ.cspx December 11, 2013 at 1:40 am #673239 tiltedworld 406 PostsSad, but could happen to anyone anytime, pre-season or not. Sounds like they can regulate during “pre-season” operations, but not before? Hopefully they will put a policy in place like Sugar Bowl then. December 16, 2013 at 2:08 am #673240 Chowpow 3 Posts @aksltxlt wrote:Do you really have to walk? They still sell the one Chair ride, Right?Last year I just skinned to the Lincoln chair and rode up, as long as you tell them what you’re doing and look the part they usually don’t mind. Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)You must be logged in to reply to this topic.