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WenatcheeOutdoors: Rules must be followed for uphill skiing

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In the middle of January, Mission Ridge lifted its early-season closure of uphill skiing at the ski resort. Now skiers willing to ski uphill under their own steam (using low-speed quads rather than high-speed ones) can use the designated ascent route.

Not everyone understands the desire to used skinned skis to go up the down staircase at a ski area. “Why do you want to walk up the ski hill?” I’ve been asked, like, maybe a hundred times.

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