Last Chance to Purchase Ikon Pass Products this Ski Season

Ski Alta, Utah, is one of 54 ski destinations on the Ikon Pass © Eric Leiberman/goingplacesfarandnear.com

By Karen Rubin, goingplacesfarandnear.com

Thursday, December 8, 2022 is the last day to purchase 22/23 Ikon Pass products – Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass and Ikon Session Pass. For current Ikon Pass pricing, click here. The Ikon Pass will not be available for purchase starting December 9, 2022 and will go on sale for winter 23/24 in spring 2023.

Members of the Ikon Pass community can explore 54 destinations this winter, including seven new destinations for the 22/23 season: Sun Valley in Idaho, Snowbasin in Utah, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley in France, Grandvalira Resorts Andorra, Lotte Arai Resort in Japan, Panorama and Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, Canada. Ikon Pass now offers nine destinations in Canada and five in Europe.

Exclusive member benefits include Ikon Pass First Tracks, Ikon Pass app, and Adventure Assurance. New this year: Ikon Passholders have access to Ikon Pass Travel, a ski specialist travel planning agency where passholders can have exclusive access to special pricing, promotions and deals.

This is the fifth season that Ikon Pass has been available. When it was launched, in 2018, it offered 36 ski destinations, which have increased this year to 54 – totaling 177,000 acres spanning five continents.

Among the exclusive benefits are friends and family discounts, discounts on food, lodging, and destination deals.

In addition, passholders have access to Ikon Pass Travel, launched to a limited degree last season, a one-stop shop for skiers and riders to arrange all the elements of their holiday: Browse air fares, hotels, activities and customized an itinerary. The service is provided in conjunction with Ski.com, but is an exclusive booking channel only for passholders. Passholders log in and have access to special inventory, promotions and deals. Passholders can also access ski specialists.

“See the magic of going to a new destination. Find ways to make it easier to go and explore,” said Bob Stinchcomb, Senior Vice President of Sales for Ikon Pass. “You may know what’s in your own backyard, but there is a world of adventure that Ikon Pass Travel unlocks. Build community of adventure. All skiers like new places. Skiing is all about the place.”

The Ikon Pass unlocks adventure with access to 54 iconic winter destinations across the Americas, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and is a collaboration of industry leaders Alterra Mountain Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR, and numerous independent ski destinations. Each demonstrates integrity, character and independence that is reflected in their mountains and guests.

IKON PASS BY THE NUMBERS
Destinations:54
Continents: 5
Countries: 11
States: 15
Canadian Provinces: 4
Total Acres: 177,010*
Trails: 7,078
Lifts: 1,519
*Does not include CMH stats

The Ikon Pass is available until December 8 at www.ikonpass.com. To maximize the Ikon Pass this winter, download the Ikon Pass app found in most app stores, now also available in Canada.

The Ikon Pass welcomes skiers and riders to a community of mountain destinations and the people who live and play among them across the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Brought to you by Alterra Mountain Company, the Ikon Pass unlocks adventure at iconic and distinct destinations including Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Arapahoe Basin, and Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming; Big Sky Resort in Montana; Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, and Killington in Vermont; Windham Mountain in New York; Snowshoe in West Virginia; The Highlands and Boyne Mountain in Michigan; Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington; Mt. Bachelor in Oregon; Sun Valley and Schweitzer in Idaho; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada; Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Panorama Mountain Resort and Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, Canada; Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine; Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico; Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird and Snowbasin in Utah; Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley in France, Dolomiti Superski in Italy, Grandvalira Resorts Andorra in Andorra, Kitzbühel in Austria, Zermatt in Switzerland; Thredbo and Mt Buller in Australia; Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt in New Zealand; Niseko United and Lotte Arai Resort in Japan, and Valle Nevado in Chile. Special offers are available at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, the world’s largest heli-skiing and heli-accessed hiking operation.

For more information, visit www.ikonpass.com.

Thanks to recent storms, cold temperatures and the hard work of mountain operations and snowmaking teams, most Ikon Pass destinations throughout North America are open, with more than a dozen opening early, offering skiers and riders bonus days on the slopes. Check out all opening dates here.

Meanwhile, Alterra Mountain Company has just acquired Ski Butlers , a Utah-based leader in equipment rental and delivery services for all snow sports. Ski Butlers will remain a stand-alone business, operating in 50 ski destinations worldwide, and its current management and team will remain in place. This addition will allow its customers to enjoy both exceptional service and the highest quality ski equipment in several Alterra Mountain Company destinations.

Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic year-round mountain destinations, the world’s largest heli-skiing operation, and Ikon Pass – the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to more than 50 iconic mountain destinations around the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado and born out of a shared love of the mountains and adventure, the company has brought together some of the world’s most aspirational brands, including: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton Mountain and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Also included in the portfolio is Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada, Aspenware, the ski industry leader in technology services and e-commerce, and Ski Butlers, the global leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery.

 For more information, visit www.alterramtnco.com.

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