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Cuchara Mountain Park Uphill Policy
Tuesday 9:59 AM - Sunday 9:59 AM MDT
Cuchara Mountain Park welcomes uphill and backcountry access users, but we must do it in a safe and controlled manner.
ALL UPHILL AND BACKCOUNTRY WINTER USERS ACCESSING THE PARK (backcountry ski, splitboard, snowshoe, Nordic, hiking, etc.) must agree to our uphill policy and wear an access wristband.
ALL UPHILL USERS MUST ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING:
Cuchara Mountain Park reserves the right to modify its Uphill and Foot Traffic Policies at any time and during special events.
Warning: Individuals who skin and snowshoe at a ski area are considered as a skier under the Colorado Skier Safety Act. Individuals who skin and snowshoe at Cuchara Mountain Park assume the risk of any injury to person or property resulting from the inherent dangers and risk of the activity. Cuchara Mountain Park will not be responding to medical emergencies. If you have an emergency, call 911 and be prepared to give your location and type of emergency. Users should regularly check Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) reports for current Avalanche conditions.
Non-Operating Days or BEFORE / AFTER winter operational hours, i.e. mornings and evenings
Use any of the open runs in Cuchara Mountain Park for uphill access but stay as far looker’s right as possible. Do not go into closed terrain; please note all on-mountain signage. BE AWARE that mountain operations may be conducted at any time. Uphill access may be restricted for mountain operations or safety reasons.
DURING winter operational hours
See designated routes on the map, below. Uphill access is restricted to this route during operational hours. Always BE AWARE of other park users and mountain operations.
BE VISIBLE TO SNOWCATS AND SNOWMOBILES IN THE DARK!