Ikon Pass Details Are Out

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  1. Andrew Pitts

    Andrew Pitts Booting up Skier

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    Hot off the presses! All the details: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/22/ikon-pass-mountains-price/
    Edit: Add full press release


    IKON PASS ANNOUNCES THREE NEW PARTNERS, ACCESS, PRICE & BENEFITS FOR WINTER 2018-2019

    SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Sugarbush Resort Join the Ikon Pass Community

    Available for Purchase March 6, 2018, Starting at $599


    DENVER, CO, February 22, 2018 - The Ikon Pass, North America’s newest season pass product for winter 2018-2019 announces SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada, Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont, as its newest partners, for a total of over 63,000 skiable acres of unique terrain at 26 premier mountain destinations in North America. The Ikon Pass will go on sale Tuesday, March 6, 2018 and will be available for purchase atwww.ikonpass.com.


    From a week-long vacation to unlimited days, the Ikon Pass was built with the guest in mind, to provide the best experience possible. With 26 destinations, in nine states and four Canadian provinces, the Ikon Pass is the gateway to a like-minded community, enduring memories, and the most iconic destinations in North America.


    The Ikon Pass is a collaboration of industry leaders - Alterra Mountain Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Sugarbush Resort. Each demonstrates integrity, character and independence that is reflected in their mountains and guests.


    “We continue to curate like-minded partners for the Ikon Pass that add more bucket list destinations for skiers and riders. The addition of SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Sugarbush Resort brings tremendous value to the Ikon Pass, and expands access in Canada and the East Coast,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer of Alterra Mountain Company. “We are thrilled to partner with these three iconic destinations and welcome them to the Ikon Pass community for winter 2018-2019.”


    Just a short flight from anywhere in North America and located in Banff and Lake Louise in Canada’s first National Park, SkiBig3 offers three mountains: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay. The addition of SkiBig3 adds nearly 8,000 skiable acres in the dramatic Canadian Rockies to the Ikon Pass community of destinations.


    Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada offers the most vertical in North America at 5,620 feet, plus high alpine bowls and legendary glades. It’s also the only destination worldwide to offer access via lift, snowcat, helicopter, and backcountry terrain from one village base.


    Beloved by locals, Sugarbush Resort in Vermont, boasts two mountains - Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen – and is located just a few hours from major cities such as Boston and Montreal. With recent renovations to its base areas and lodging properties, Sugarbush Resort offers family adventure in an authentic Vermont mountain environment.


    Ikon Pass vs Ikon Base Pass

    To provide the best experience possible, two pass products will be available for purchase, the Ikon Pass and the Ikon Base Pass, with varying levels of access and benefits.


    IKON PASS: Offering unlimited access to 12 destinations plus 7-days and 7-days combined at 13 destinations, with zero blackout dates, and a starting price of $899.


    ACCESS:

    Unlimited: Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, June Mountain, Stratton, Snowshoe Mountain, Tremblant, and Blue Mountain


    7-Days: Deer Valley Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Killington Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort


    7-Days Combined:

    • Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk
    • AltaSnowbird
    • SkiBig3: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay
    • Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain

    BLACKOUT DATES: Zero


    Child Pass Promotion

    • Discounted Child Passes (12 and under) will be available through April 9, 2018 for $199 with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Pass

    Discounts

    • Military and College discounts available
    • Early winter booking privileges and 10% off summer reservations at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures

    More Benefits

    • 10 Friends & Family lift tickets offering 25% off of the window rate at any Ikon Pass destination (excluding CMH), with no blackout dates
    • Free one-year $50-value membership to Protect Our Winters that includes POW die cut stickers, 20% off POW store merchandise, a monthly POW newsletter, and a subscription to the biweekly email newsletter, “The Line”
    • Additional destination benefits and discounts are available at ikonpass.com

    IKON BASE PASS: Offering unlimited access to eight destinations plus 5-days and 5-days combined at 17 destinations, with three blackout periods, and a starting price of $599.


    ACCESS:

    Unlimited: Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows (holiday restrictions), Big Bear Mountain Resort, June Mountain, Tremblant, Blue Mountain, Snowshoe Mountain


    5-Days: (Holiday restrictions at all)
    Steamboat, Mammoth Mountain, Deer Valley Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Stratton, Killington Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort


    5-Days Combined(Holiday restrictions at all)

    • Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk
    • AltaSnowbird
    • SkiBig3: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay
    • Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain

    BLACKOUT DATES: Dec. 26 - 31, 2018; Jan. 19 - 20, 2019; and Feb. 16 - 17, 2019


    Child Pass Promotion

    • Discounted Child Passes (12 and under)will be available through April 9, 2018 for $149 with the purchase of an Adult Base Pass
    Discounts

    • Military and College discounts available
    • Early winter booking privileges and 10% off summer reservations at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures

    More Benefits

    • 8 Friends & Family lift tickets, good for 25% off the window rate at any Ikon Pass destination (excluding CMH), with select blackout dates
    • Free one-year membership to Protect Our Winters ($50-value) that includes POW die-cut stickers, 20% off POW store merchandise, a monthly POW newsletter, and a subscription to the biweekly email newsletter, “The Line”
    • Additional destination benefits and discounts are available at ikonpass.com

    Ikon Pass Destinations by Location

    California: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort

    Colorado: Aspen Snowmass,Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, Eldora Mountain Resort

    Maine: Sugarloaf, Sunday River

    Montana: Big Sky Resort

    New Hampshire: Loon Mountain

    Utah: Deer Valley Resort, AltaSnowbird

    Vermont: Stratton, Killington Resort, Sugarbush Resort

    West Virginia: Snowshoe

    Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

    Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3

    Ontario, Canada: Blue Mountain

    Quebec, Canada: Tremblant

    British Columbia: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures


    IKON PASS BY THE NUMBERS

    Destinations: 26

    States: 9

    Canadian Provinces: 4

    Total Acres: 63,709

    Trails: 3,304

    Lifts: 481*Does not include CMH stats


    Quotes from Destinations

    SkiBig3

    “SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada, comprised of Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Mt. Norquay, are three uniquely independent mountains located within the wilds of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Pure mountain experiences are in our DNA, and we are excited to join forces with this innovative community of North American destinations who embody a shared spirit of adventure,” said Pete Woods, SkiBig3 General Manager. “The Ikon Pass opens up a massive and extraordinary landscape for skiers and riders to discover new winter experiences.”


    Revelstoke Mountain Resort

    “Revelstoke Mountain Resort is thrilled join some of North America’s best destinations on the Ikon Pass. Nestled in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is renowned for receiving 30-45 feet of annual snowfall and offers the greatest vertical in North America at 5,620 feet,” said Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Operations, Revelstoke Mountain Resort. “We look forward to welcoming Ikon Pass holders to explore our 3,000+ acres of legendary terrain.”


    Sugarbush Resort

    “Sugarbush Resort is proud to join the Ikon Pass, which brings together some of the most celebrated destinations in North America,” said Win Smith, President and Majority Owner, Sugarbush Resort. “As an independently-owned and operated destination, we put a lot of thought into who we want to partner with, and whether those partners share the same values we do. We believe that the Ikon Pass best represents the values that are important to us and to our guests, and we look forward to working together.”


    For more information please visit www.ikonpass.com.
     
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  2. tball

    tball Unzipped Skier

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    From the DP article:

    Alterra Mountain Co. has thrown down an $899 season pass that offers unlimited skiing at 12 resorts and a lower-cost version to replace the beloved Rocky Mountain SuperPass, promising a season-pass war that will challenge Vail Resorts’ previously unrivaled Epic Pass and transform the ski resort industry.

    The Ikon Pass — on sale March 6 at ikonpass.com — will offer unlimited access to Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Steamboat and Eldora and eight ski areas in California, Vermont, West Virginia and Canada, plus seven days of skiing each at six destination resorts: Utah’s Deer Valley, Wyoming’s Jackson Hole, Montana’s Big Sky, Canada’s Revelstoke, and Vermont’s Killington and Sugarbush. It also comes with a total of seven days at the four Aspen Snowmass resorts, AltaSnowbird in Utah, SkiBig3 in Canada (Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay), and the trio of Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Loon Mountain in New England.

    We’ll do the math for you: 26 destinations in nine states and four Canadian provinces, totaling almost 64,000 acres.

    As a rival for the Epic Local Pass, the $599 Ikon Base Pass provides unlimited access to eight ski areas, including Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Eldora and areas in California, West Virginia and Canada. It comes with five days at each — with holiday restrictions — of these resorts: Steamboat, California’s Mammoth, Deer Valley, Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Vermont’s Stratton and Killington, Revelstoke and Sugarbush, plus five total days at AspenSnowmass, AltaSnowbird, SkiBig3 and the New England mountains. The base pass has blackout dates between Christmas and New Year’s Eve and the holiday weekends in January and February.

    Kids 12 and under pay $199 for the Ikon Pass and $149 for the Ikon Base Pass with the purchase of an adult’s pass.​
     
  3. tball

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    Note the three new partner resorts:

    DENVER, CO, February 22, 2018 - The Ikon Pass, North America’s newest season pass product for winter 2018-2019 announces SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada, Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont, as its newest partners, for a total of over 63,000 skiable acres of unique terrain at 26 premier mountain destinations in North America.
    Full press release:
    https://www.alterramtnco.com/news/2018/02/22/ikon-pass-details-18-19
     
  4. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor, newbie Subaru driver and winter lover Skier

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    I'm excited about this. The 5 days alone at Killington, Sugarbush, Loon and Stratton will make it worth it. Add in the days at Mammoth, SSV and Lake Louise and I'm so happy. We spend a good bit of time at Killington also so thinking about doing the $899 option so that'll cover Killington completely and we wouldn't have to rely on the buy one get ones for early season or buy a spring pass. I'm stoked.
     
  5. socalgal

    socalgal Getting off the lift Skier

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    Wow! Lots of options for trips next season!
     


  6. tball

    tball Unzipped Skier

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    I'm surprised to see unlimited days at Steamboat. Great for Steamboat locals, season passes just got much cheaper. And now it includes a bunch of other resorts and days, where previously had none.

    Only 7 days at Aspen, though. Aspen locals continue to pay top dollar for a season pass. Hope they get some extra days somewhere.
     
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  7. SBrown

    SBrown Steve Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Wow! Better than I'd hoped!

    No Taos though.
     
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  8. Ron

    Ron AKA Finndog Pugski Ski Tester

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    I am so glad I was wrong! :)

    So psyched it includes Copper!!!
     
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  9. SBrown

    SBrown Steve Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Yes, but I feel like Copper is about to get more crowded.

    Did they say anything about subsequent days at a discount, like the Mtn Collective does now? I couldn't find it yet.
     
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  10. Ron

    Ron AKA Finndog Pugski Ski Tester

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    yes, that's true.

    Friends and family benefits- 10 days @ 25% off window rate
     
  11. Andrew Pitts

    Andrew Pitts Booting up Skier

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    Maybe, I think for the average Denver/Front Range skier (much of Copper's traffic) this looks a lot like the Rocky Mountain Super Pass.
     
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    And no Crested Butte. CB was a headline resort on the RMSP+ and now looks to be out on its own, or maybe on the Mountain Collective?

    Assuming IKON is exclusive, there are not many destination resorts remaining for a Mountain Collective Pass:
    • Taos
    • Crested Butte
    • Snowbasin
    • Sun Valley
    • ?????
     
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  13. Livermore

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    I just cancelled my epic pass auto-renew. And sold a little $MTN.

    Sorry Rob.
     
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  14. SBrown

    SBrown Steve Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    True, and I am forgetting that for a lot of the Front Range market, this just makes the RMSP a lot more expensive.
     
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    SBrown Steve Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Some of the same resorts will still be on the Mtn Collective, though, won't they? I can't remember which ones, but I think I remember Jackson Hole will remain.

    Maybe Abasin will up the number of Taos days on its pass.
     
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    TSQURD Booting up Skier

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    Curious to see what this does to season passes at the limited resorts. The Sugarbush pass prices dropped significantly with the mountain collective, and you got the additional MC benefits, wonder if that will continue.
     
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    SBrown Steve Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I'm curious to see where the Epic Pass price goes ...
     
  18. focker

    focker Getting on the lift Skier

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    This thing look nice for CO folks who don't want to ski Vail resorts. Plenty of pass options for those people now wow.

    Still requires two trips out west for many mid-west folks to justify the expense...
     
  19. oswaldr2

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    Base Pass. Done.
     
  20. RachelV

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    A lot more expensive? Wasn't the early price on the RSMP+ about $500? I guess $500 -> $599 is a substantial percentage but I think it's a reasonably comparable price, and the Ikon base pass has much better bonus days at other mountains than the RSMP+ did.

    I am bummed to be losing the 3 days at CB, though.
     
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