Yellow Western Larch in front of the Mission Ridge Ridgeline

Off-Season Access

The mountains are calling and I must go! At Mission Ridge we know the feeling…that’s why this is our favorite place to be. And while we really love winter in the mountains and up at The Ridge, we know we are not alone in our love of Spring, Summer, and Fall hikes as well. At Mission Ridge, there are no Summer Operations other than maintenance and during the off-season (through October 31) public access within the Mission Ridge Special Use Permit area is permitted except where restricted due to maintenance and construction. While we enjoy seeing the Mission Ridge community in the mountains and on the trails year round we also want to remind everyone of a couple of things (or as a heads up to those just starting to enjoy exploring this area we call home).

  • Public access is limited to non-motorized use. (Snowmobiles, ATV’s, motorcycles, and all other motorized vehicles are not allowed at any time).
  • Maintenance work is ongoing throughout the off-season and maintenance personnel and vehicles may be on the mountain at any time. Avoid areas where work is ongoing and respect all maintenance related area closures.
  • The Mission Ridge parking lot is closed for the entirety of the off-season. Only authorized personnel are allowed to park beyond the entry gate which may close and lock at any time. Please park in the designated area near the Lake Clara Trailhead.
  • No trespassing on Mission Ridge structures and developments. This includes building, equipment, chairlifts, etc.


We hope you all have a wonderful Spring, Summer, and Fall and look forward to seeing you on the mountain!

Looking for information regarding Mission Ridge’s other Mountain Access policies? Click here.