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Ikon Pass Expands Global Access With Grandvalira Resorts Andorra & Sun Peaks Resort in BC

October 4, 2022
Valle Nevado in Chile is one of more than 50 resorts worldwide that can be accessed on the Ikon Pass © Eric Leiberman/goingplacesfarandnear.com

DENVER, CO – Skiers and riders have even more choices for winter 22/23 as the Ikon Pass community expands around the globe with the addition of Grandvalira Resorts Andorra and Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia. Ikon Pass is on sale now and offers more than 50 worldwide destinations, including five in Europe and nine in Canada.

With five additional new partners previously announced, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley in France, Sun Valley in Idaho and Snowbasin in Utah, Lotte Arai Resort in Japan and Panorama in British Columbia, members of the Ikon Pass community now have access to more than 50 iconic global mountain destinations in 11 countries across the Americas, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

“We are thrilled to give members of the Ikon Pass community more options to ski and ride in Europe and Canada this winter with the addition of Grandvalira Resorts Andorra and Sun Peaks Resort,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “We love offering pass holders even more endless adventures in the mountains by expanding this global mountain community with new like-minded partners.”

“Grandvalira Resorts Andorra is the ideal destination for those who seek a new adventure at one of Europe’s largest ski resorts,” said Juan Ramón Moreno, Managing Director of Grandvalira Resorts Andorra. “Ikon Pass holders will love our spectacular views of the Pyrenees, expansive terrain, mountain activities, shopping, and our famed culinary traditions and unique culture of the country of Andorra.”

“As the second largest ski area in Canada, Sun Peaks Resort could not be more excited to join the Ikon Pass community”, said Aidan Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Peaks Resort. “Our global destination is well positioned to provide strong value and hospitality for Ikon Pass holders at our easy-going, laid-back resort in the interior of British Columbia.”

Grandvalira Resort Andorra, Andorra: Grandvalira Resorts Andorra is the largest, most modern skiable area in the Pyrenees and one of the largest in Europe offering incredible terrain, multiple mountain activities and several villages with charming dining and shopping. This unique destination is made up of three Andorran ski resorts – Grandvalira, Ordino Arcalís and Pal Arinsal – with 215 runs, 123 lifts covering 7,599 acres, across the Andorran mountains.

Access: Ikon Pass holders will have access to seven days combined at Grandvalira Resorts Andorra’s three resorts with no blackout dates, and Ikon Base Pass holders will have access to five days, with select blackout dates. Grandvalira Resorts Andorra is also available on the Ikon Session Pass.

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia, Canada: Sun Peaks welcomes guests in search of a stress-free mountain experience and offers 4,270 acres of skiable terrain spread across three peaks, each with their own personality and easy access from its European inspired alpine village. Sun Peaks receives 20 feet of snow annually, and the mountains become covered with light, dry powder that is famous to the interior of British Columbia.

Access: Ikon Pass holders will have access to seven days at Sun Peaks Resort with no blackout dates, and Ikon Base Pass holders will have access to five days, with select blackout dates. Sun Peaks is also available on the Ikon Session Pass.

For all Ikon Pass products and pricing, visit https://www.ikonpass.com/en/shop-passes.

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

Ikon Pass Destinations by Location

California: Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort

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

Idaho: Schweitzer, Sun Valley

Maine: Sugarloaf, Sunday River

Michigan: Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain

Montana: Big Sky Resort

New Hampshire: Loon Mountain

New Mexico: Taos Ski Valley

New York: Windham Mountain

Oregon: Mt. Bachelor

Utah: Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Brighton Resort, Snowbasin

Vermont: Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Killington – Pico

Washington: Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie

West Virginia: Snowshoe

Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3

British Columbia, Canada: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Panorama Mountain Resort, Sun Peaks Resort

Andorra: Grandvalira Resorts Andorra

Ontario, Canada: Blue Mountain

Quebec, Canada: Tremblant

Austria: Kitzbühel

France: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley

Italy: Dolomiti Superski

Switzerland: Zermatt

Australia: Thredbo, Mt Buller

New Zealand: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt

Japan: Niseko United, Lotte Arai Resort

Chile: Valle Nevado

For more information, visit www.ikonpass.com.

The Ikon Pass welcomes skiers and riders to a community of inspiring 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 unique 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 Aria 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.

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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Ikon Ski Pass Adds More Destinations for 22/23 Season

September 22, 2022
Take advantage of  the Ikon Pass to ski in Japan. This year, Ikon added Lotte Arai Resort to Niseko United ski resort in Japan. Other additions include Panorama Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley in France, Sun Valley in Idaho and Snowbasin in Utah. Members of the Ikon Pass community now have access to more than 50 iconic global mountain destinations in 10 countries across the Americas, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. © Eric Leiberman/goingplacesfarandnear.com

DENVER, CO – The Ikon Pass community has expanded around the globe with the addition of Lotte Arai Resort in Japan and Panorama Mountain Resort in British Columbia. Ikon Pass is on sale now, offering five new destinations for winter 22/23 as skiers and riders begin to think about snow and next season’s adventures.  

With three additional new partners announced in the spring, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley in France, Sun Valley in Idaho and Snowbasin in Utah, members of the Ikon Pass community now have access to more than 50 iconic global mountain destinations in 10 countries across the Americas, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

“With the addition of Lotte Arai Resort in Japan and Panorama Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Ikon Pass now offers extensive access for pass holders in some of the best ski and snow regions on the planet,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “Now is the time that skiers and riders start thinking about next season, and Ikon Pass offers its members unique adventures through its global destinations, new pass options, and added benefits that offer flexibility.”

“Lotte Arai Resort invites Ikon Pass holders to start planning their adventure to Japan and experience our deep powder, extraordinary terrain, our great hotel, and special food and culture,” said Takashi Nakatani, Chief Executive Officer & General Manager, Lotte Arai Resort. “We are very happy to be the newest partner to Ikon Pass and expand global access for its community.”

“Panorama Mountain Resort is thrilled to join the Ikon Pass community and showcase all the resort has to offer in this special part of Canada,” said Steve Paccagnan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Panorama Mountain Resort. “Each season we host skiers and riders from around the world with warm and welcoming Canadian hospitality, and our team and community look forward to welcoming Ikon Pass holders to experience Panorama and the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia.”

For all Ikon Pass products and pricing, please visit https://www.ikonpass.com/en/shop-passes.

What’s New for 22/23

Lotte Arai Resort, Japan: Just 225 miles from Tokyo, Ikon Pass holders can escape to the ultimate experience at Lotte Arai Resort and play in some of the biggest snow in all of Japan. With up to 800” of snowfall per season, head to chest-deep powder can be found all over this mountain with varied terrain for all abilities. Lotte Arai joins Niseko United for a double hit of Japow.

Access: Ikon Pass holders will have access to seven days at Lotte Arai Resort with no blackout dates, and Ikon Base Pass holders will have access to five days, with no blackout dates. Lotte Arai is not available on the Ikon Session Pass.

Panorama Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada: Everything that rocks about the Canadian Rockies – big vertical, big views, and big mountain vibes – can be found at Panorama. Located on British Columbia’s famed Powder Highway, Panorama offers winter enthusiasts 4,265 feet of vertical, wide-open fall-line cruisers, powder-filled tree lines, and the steep and deep exhilaration of Taynton Bowl. Panorama joins Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures for some of the best access in British Columbia.

Access: Ikon Pass holders will have access to seven days at Panorama with no blackout dates, and Ikon Base Pass holders will have access to five days, with select blackout dates. Panorama is also available on the Ikon Session Pass. 

New 2 & 3-Day Products: Joining the Ikon Session Pass 4-Day, Ikon Pass now offers a 2 and 3-day option for skiers and riders looking for shorter trips to the mountains. The Ikon Session Pass offers access to 38 destinations with select blackout dates and benefits. Prices start at $249. (See below for more details.)

Access: Excludes Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, Lotte Arai Resort, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley, Dolomiti Superski, Kitzbühel, Zermatt, Thredbo.

Spot Insurance: In addition to pass insurance, Ikon Pass holders can now purchase additional injury coverage with Spot Insurance to cover eligible medical expenses for injuries that arise while using their pass, offering additional peace of mind. To learn more about Spot Insurance and full coverage options, please visit https://www.getspot.com/.

Access Changes: For winter 22/23, certain destinations have been added to the Ikon Base Plus Pass. For an additional $200 from the Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass holders will get five-day access at each: Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and Alta-Snowbird (combined). Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and Alta are not available on the Ikon Base Pass. Snowbird will have five days on the Ikon Base Pass, blackouts apply.

Ikon Pass Community Member Benefits

Ikon Pass First Tracks: Members of the Ikon Pass community can unlock untouched powder and corduroy before the lifts open one designated morning per month in January, February and March 2023 at participating destinations during the 22/23 winter season. Ikon Pass First Tracks applies to the 22/23 Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass and Ikon Session Pass based on pass access.

Ikon Pass Travel is an online travel planning service exclusively for members of the Ikon Pass community that offers the ability to seamlessly explore and book all aspects of adventure across Ikon Pass destinations. Browse and compare airfare, hotels, and activities across Ikon Pass destinations to create a vacation package or be matched with an Ikon Pass Travel specialist.

Adventure Assurance: Each Ikon Pass comes with Adventure Assurance, a free pass holder benefit program that offers options to Ikon Pass holders that help provide flexibility and alleviate some uncertainty throughout the winter season.

Defer: Prior to December 8, 2022, should a 22/23 Ikon Pass holder not use their pass after purchase, for any reason, they may elect to defer and receive a full credit of their purchase price to be used toward the purchase of a 23/24 Ikon Pass. Unused passes will not automatically defer to next season, pass holders who decide to defer their 22/23 Ikon Pass must elect to defer their unused pass in My Account by December 8, 2022.

Covid Closure Credits: If passes are used and there is an eligible COVID-19-related closure at any North American Ikon Pass destination from December 17, 2022 – March 5, 2023, Ikon Pass holders will receive a credit toward a 23/24 Ikon Pass based on the percentage of days closed.

Ikon Pass by the Numbers

Destinations: 52                                                             

Continents: 5

Countries: 10

States: 15                                                                         

Canadian Provinces: 4                                                    

Total Acres: 165,141*

Trails: 7,625

Lifts: 1,383

*Does not include CMH stats

Ikon Pass Destinations by Location

California: Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort

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

Idaho: Schweitzer, Sun Valley

Maine: Sugarloaf, Sunday River

Michigan: Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain

Montana: Big Sky Resort

New Hampshire: Loon Mountain

New Mexico: Taos Ski Valley

New York: Windham Mountain

Oregon: Mt. Bachelor

Utah: Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Brighton Resort, Snowbasin

Vermont: Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Killington – Pico

Washington: Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie

West Virginia: Snowshoe

Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3

British Columbia, Canada: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Panorama Mountain Resort, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures

Ontario, Canada: Blue Mountain

Quebec, Canada: Tremblant

Austria: Kitzbühel

France: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley

Italy: Dolomiti Superski

Switzerland: Zermatt

Australia: Thredbo, Mt Buller

New Zealand: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt

Japan: Niseko United, Lotte Arai Resort

Chile: Valle Nevado

For more information visit www.ikonpass.com.

Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic year-round resorts, 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 and Aspenware, the ski industry leader in technology services and e-commerce. For more information, visit www.alterramtnco.com.

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Ikon Pass Introduces Ikon Pass Travel Service to Book Trips Across 47 Destinations Worldwide

January 5, 2022
Winter Park, Colorado, is one of 47 Ikon Pass mountain destinations worldwide, now part of the Ikon Pass Travel service © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

DENVER, CO – New for winter 21/22, Alterra Mountain Company’s Ikon Pass is introducing Ikon Pass Travel, a travel planning service that offers pass holders the ability to seamlessly explore options and book all aspects of adventure across Ikon Pass destinations. Ikon Pass Travel is a new benefit offered exclusively to Ikon Pass holders.

With Ikon Pass Travel, pass holders log into their Ikon Pass account, and are then able to browse and compare airfare, hotels, and activities across Ikon Pass destinations to create a customized travel package. Create a vacation package yourself and book online or be matched with an Ikon Pass Travel specialist. The Ikon Pass Travel specialists have personal knowledge of all 47 Ikon Pass destinations across the Americas, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand and can customize the ideal adventure for any skier or rider based on the pass holder’s criteria. 

“We are excited to offer Ikon Pass Travel exclusively to pass holders and help them easily customize the best adventure possible to their favorite mountain or a new destination they have not explored yet,” said Bob Stinchcomb, Senior Vice President of Sales, Alterra Mountain Company. “Ikon Pass Travel can create those aspirational plans and turn, ‘I want to go,’ into, ‘I am going.’”

Ikon Pass Travel may be accessed at ikonpass.com/travel now. Pass holders log into their 21/22 Ikon Pass account, select a destination and travel dates, then choose from a number of available lodging properties, plus airfare and other activities, all in one convenient location.

Other Ikon Pass membership benefits include Friends & Family lift discounts, new Ikon Pass First Tracks, and free Adventure Assurance, providing more flexibility to Ikon Pass holders.

The Ikon Pass unlocks adventure with access to 47 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.

For more information on the Ikon Pass, visit 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, from the Alterra Mountain Company, provides skiers and riders access to 47 mountain destinations across the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. These include Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 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; Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain in Michigan; Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington; Mt. Bachelor in Oregon; Schweitzer in Idaho; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada; Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, and Cypress Mountain 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, and Snowbird in Utah; Dolomiti Superski in Italy, Kitzbühel in Austria, Zermatt in Switzerland; Thredbo and Mt Buller in Australia; Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt in New Zealand; Niseko United 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.

Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the premier season pass across the globe. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage, retail and service businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with destinations across the continent, Alterra Mountain Company is rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans six U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; 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. Alterra Mountain Company honors each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrates the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone. For more information, visit www.alterramtnco.com.

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Woodstock Inn Offers Ski Packages at its Suicide Six Ski Area

January 5, 2022
In the heart of Vermont’s snow-covered Green Mountains and the picturesque town of Woodstock, VT, the Woodstock Inn & Resort offers value-added packages featuring numerous snow sports at the Suicide Six Ski Area and at its Nordic ski center.

WOODSTOCK, VT  – In the heart of Vermont’s snow-covered Green Mountains and the picturesque town of Woodstock, VT, the Woodstock Inn & Resort welcomes guests in search of cold weather pursuits with value-added packages for the whole family. The 142-room luxury resort offers numerous snow sports at the Suicide Six Ski Area and Nordic Center, as well as endless après ski activities with its award-winning Spa and farm-to-table dining options. 

Vermont’s leading family ski resort, the Suicide Six Ski Area, is home to 100 acres of skiing and snowboarding on 24 trails and slopes suitable for all skill levels and offers wide open spaces and shorter than average lift times. New for 2022 is a Sunkid conveyor lift named Snow Day, which offers ease of use, weather protection, and increased uptime for reliable transport to the Snow Day Learning Area. Those new to skiing have the option to learn from the resort’s world-class ski & ride school offering private and semi-private lessons to acquaint themselves with new equipment and the slopes. The school also offers uphill travel lessons to learn best practices of “skinning.” Also featured at the mountain is state-of-the-art snow-making technology and a freestyle terrain park. Open weekly Wednesday through Sunday, Suicide Six will also be open daily for holiday weeks and peak periods.

For cross country skiing, fat tire biking, and snowshoeing, 45 kilometers of groomed trails are primed for exploration at the Nordic Center. The extensive network of trails weaves throughout Mt. Peg and nearby Mt. Tom in the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Snowshoers & fat bike riders may utilize the groomed ski trail areas in addition to a series of ungroomed trails for a more invigorating hike. Rentals, clothing, winter sport accessories, trail maps and passes are available at the center, as well as lessons, tours, and clinics with local experts.

Families, couples, and snow sports enthusiasts can enjoy one of the 2022 winter packages, including:

The Family First Run Package begins new traditions of learning how to ski. During a family lesson, parents will pick up new tips while the children master the basics.

  • Two nights’ accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Two day passes to the Suicide Six Ski Area
  • One family lesson
  • S’mores kit for après ski
  • Starting at $753 per night or $1503 for two nights, for two adults and two children

Teach Your Honey How to Ski Package is the perfect romantic getaway for couples who want their partner to learn ski basics while they take to the slopes.

  • Luxurious Accommodations
  • Two-hour private beginner ski lesson (lift ticket included)
  • Lift ticket at the Suicide Six Ski Area for a second person
  • Two après ski cocktails
  • Starting at $631 for a one-night stay for two adults

Unlimited Snowsports Package is the ultimate adventure package that includes alpine skiing, Nordic Treks, fat tire biking, and snowshoeing.

  • Two nights’ accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Unlimited access to snow sports at the Woodstock Nordic Center and Suicide Six Ski Area
  • Starting at $669 per night or $1,338 for two nights for two adults

Packages are available for stays from January 4 through March 12, 2022, based on availability. Pricing does not include applicable tax, gratuity, and the $35 per room, per night resort fee. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

This season, Perley’s Pourhouse will offer grab-and-go food and made-to-order beverages options at Suicide Six Ski Area.  The ski area’s newly expanded outdoor deck features additional seating, gas fire pits, and wind cover areas for guests to sit back, relax, and warm up by the fire. The Woodstock Inn & Resort offers locally sourced cuisine at The Red Rooster, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

After hitting the slopes, skiers can head back to the Woodstock Inn & Resort to relax in the library, participate in a friendly competition in the Inn’s flannel-draped retro game room, or opt for a soothing treatment at The Spa, the Inn’s award-winning, 10,000 sq ft wellness retreat. Guests can indulge in specialized facial treatments that utilize all-natural skincare products, tools, and techniques through a new partnership with Tata Harper, a leading Vermont-based all-natural skincare brand. Guests can opt for the seasonal Winter Rose treatment which restores the skin’s glow with a spiced cranberry orange body scrub followed by a rose-colored clay mask wrap. 

Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, the Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations.  The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England.  The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc.  Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.

Recognized as one of the oldest ski areas in the country, Suicide Six has a rich history. America’s first rope tow, introduced on nearby Gilbert’s Farm in 1934, evolved into the opening of Suicide Six in 1936. In 1961 Laurance S. Rockefeller purchased Suicide Six from its founder, Wallace “Bunny” Bertram, as part of his vision for the community of Woodstock. Suicide Six is one of Vermont’s leading family-friendly ski resorts featuring more than 100 acres of skiing on 24 trails with terrain suitable for all abilities.

The Woodstock Inn & Resort is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection, which represents premier global properties that offer engaging stays and memorable moments. Authentic, intelligent, and approachable, this diverse collection presents hotels and resorts featuring responsive service and local dining that articulate culture and style. For more information, visit PreferredHotels.com.

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Vail Resorts Limits Lift Ticket Sales During Busiest Holiday Periods for Non-Pass Holders; EpicPass Prices Increase Nov. 21

November 18, 2021
Okemo Mountain, Vermont is one of Vail’s resorts in the Northeast. Others include Stowe, Mount Snow in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire. In all, Vail owns or operates 37 destination and regional mountain resorts © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Vail Resorts will be limiting lift ticket sales during three popular holiday periods to ensure the best possible guest experience this season. But Epic Pass holders will have access and passes are still on sale (pass prices increase Nov. 21).

Lift ticket availability will be limited on:

  • Christmas & New Year’s (Dec. 25-Jan. 2)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 14-17)
  • President’s Day (Feb. 18-27)

If you are visiting during these dates, you are strongly encouraged to purchase your lift access in advance. Lift ticket availability is visible on resort websites.

Alternatively, passes are still on sale. The Epic Day Pass provides up to 65% off lift tickets prices. With an Epic Day Pass, you can purchase the number of days you want to visit, from 1-7 days, and decide later when and where to go – without concern of a day selling out. Epic Day Passes are non-refundable, except as provided in Epic Coverage. Pass prices increase Nov. 21.

Click here to find more information about lift ticket availability, including important details about ski and ride school. And click here to read more about how Vail Resorts is enhancing the guest experience this season.

Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 destination mountain resorts and regional ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Visit www.epicpass.com and www.snow.com.

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Vail Resorts Announces Opening Dates, Reduces Epic Pass Prices Until Sept 6

September 4, 2021
Vail Resorts’ Okemo Mountain in Vermont is scheduled to open Nov. 20. For a limited time, you can purchase Epic Day Passes in the East for $67 © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

With the kids heading back to school and Fall around the corner, Vail Resorts announced resort’s opening dates for the ’21-’22 ski and ride season. Some of our resorts here in the Northeast, such as Wildcat in New Hampshire, are scheduled to open as early as November 19.

This Summer, in addition to making significant capital investments in the Northeast, Vail Resorts announced a significant price reduction of 20 percent in all Epic Pass prices for the upcoming season. The numerous pass options allow guests to save big when visiting the seven northeastern resorts they know well; and they can also travel west to any of the 30 additional resort destinations in our Epic Pass network – all on one pass.

Opening Dates Announced for 34 North American Resorts

Vail Resorts announced the opening dates of its 34 North American resorts, offering guests one of the longest ski seasons in the country with a focus on safety and the guest experience. The action kicks off at Keystone this October, with the resort set to open as early as possible thanks to recent investments in a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient snowmaking system. And with enterprise-wide investments in snowmaking technology in recent years, 15 of the company’s North American resorts – including Breckenridge, Vail, Whistler Blackcomb and Okemo – are set to open for skiing and riding in November.

“We are thrilled to welcome guests back this season for a fantastic winter of outdoor fun across our portfolio of resorts,” said James O’Donnell, president of the mountain division of Vail Resorts. “As always, our goal is to provide a safe and memorable experience of a lifetime for our guests and employees, and to do everything we can to provide incredible skiing and riding all season long.”

Vail Resorts’ Keystone Mountain Resort, Colorado, may open as early as October for the 21-22 ski and ride season © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Rockies & West planned opening dates, which are subject to change:

·         October: Keystone (CO) – as early as possible, as weather and conditions permit

·         Nov. 12: Breckenridge (CO), Vail (CO) 

·         Nov. 19: Heavenly (CA), Northstar (CA), Park City (UT)

·         Nov. 24: Beaver Creek (CO), Crested Butte (CO) 

·         Nov25: Whistler Blackcomb (Canada)

·         Dec. 3: Kirkwood (CA), Stevens Pass (WA)

East planned opening dates, which are subject to change:

·         Nov. 19: Afton Alps (MN), Hunter (NY), Mt. Snow (VT), Stowe (VT), Wildcat (NH)

·         Nov20: Okemo (VT)

·         Nov. 24: Mt. Sunapee (NH)

·         Dec. 3: Attitash (NH), Crotched (NH), Jack Frost (PA), Mt. Brighton (MI), Wilmot (WI) 

·         Dec. 17: Big Boulder (PA), Liberty (PA), Roundtop (PA), Whitetail (PA)

·         Dec. 18: Alpine Valley (OH), Boston Mills and Brandywine (OH), Hidden Valley (MO), Mad River (OH), Paoli Peaks (IN), Snow Creek (MO)

Vail Resorts prioritizes the health and safety of its guests, employees and communities and will continue to monitor public health guidance surrounding COVID-19. Details of any necessary safety protocols will be communicated ahead of the season as the situation continues to evolve. At this time, Vail Resorts does not plan to have a mountain access reservation system.

Last Chance for the Best Deal in Skiing and Riding; Epic Pass Prices Reduced 20 Percent, Increase Coming Labor Day

As the winter season draws near, so does the last chance for skiers and riders to get the lowest price on the entire suite of 2021/22 Epic Pass products, which saw a major price reduction of 20 percent this year. Labor Day is the last day to get an Epic Pass, Epic Day Pass or any pass option at the lowest price this year – unlocking access to resorts across the Northeast, Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest, including Whistler Blackcomb, which is now open to fully vaccinated Americans.

Skiers and riders can get the best ski and snowboard pass deal by purchasing a pass before prices go up after September 6. Some of the most popular pass offerings include: 

·         Epic Pass ($783 vs. $979 last season) provides unlimited, unrestricted access to 34 North American resorts – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City and Whistler Blackcomb – as well as access to many partner resorts, including Telluride, Snowbasin and Sun Valley.  

·         Epic Local Pass ($583 vs. $729 last season) provides unlimited, unrestricted access to 26 resorts – including Breckenridge and Keystone – from the East to the West coast, as well as holiday-restricted access to resorts like Park City, Heavenly and Stowe, and 10 days total to use at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb.  

·         Northeast Value Pass ($479 vs. $599 last season) provides access to 18 resorts across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, including Stowe, Okemo, Hunter Mountain, Mt. Snow and Liberty. 

·         Epic Day Pass is the best option for anyone who plans to hit the slopes only one to seven days next season. With Epic Day Pass, guests can visit premier resorts like Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb for as low as $87 for one day, with discounts increasing as more days are purchased, and – a new option this year – resorts like Keystone, Heavenly and Stowe for as low as $67 for one day. 

In addition to reducing the cost of accessing the mountains, Epic Pass products provide significant savings on the rest of the mountain experience. Epic Mountain Rewards offers pass holders the best ski trip deals, including 20 percent off on-mountain dining, lodging, group ski and ride school lessons, equipment rentals and more at Vail Resorts’ 34 North American owned and operated resorts. All passes also include the Epic Coverage refund policy at no additional cost, providing refunds for certain resort closures and personal events such as job loss, injury or illness.  

Coast-to-Coast Experiences

·         East: Skiers and riders in cities across the East have access to an unbeatable network of resorts throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Those looking to sample the charm and tradition of New England skiing can use the Northeast Value Pass to visit seven iconic resort destinations in Vermont and New Hampshire – all within driving distance of one another – plus many more. Planning a trip out West? The Epic Local Pass gives access to ski or ride close to home and at world-class destinations out West all on one pass. Additionally, Okemo is undergoing a transformational upgrade, including two major lift upgrades that will make getting on and around the mountain faster and easier. Capital improvements to lifts, snowmaking, lodges and terrain are also underway at Attitash and Wildcat that will improve the experience for all guests.

·         Rockies: The North American ski season is set to kick off at Keystone in October. Summit County’s largest resorts provide skiers and riders an endless winter of fun and one of the longest ski seasons in North America, with Keystone opening as early as possible in October and Breckenridge closing the season in May. Vail Mountain’s industry-leading snowmaking enhancement project is prepared to deliver the Biggest Opening in Colorado. Guests can look forward to exploring new terrain for the whole family with Beaver Creek’s 250-acre terrain expansion – McCoy Park – and can ski and ride to new heights with new chairlifts at Breckenridge, Crested Butte and Keystone. Or, head to Utah to explore the endless terrain and stunning mountain vistas at Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States.

·         Pacific Northwest: Whistler Blackcomb continues to offer more terrain choices than nearly any other mountain destination in the world. With a combination of thrilling descents, exquisite scenery and a mountain town like no other, there’s something for everyone at the largest resort in North America. Book an Extremely Canadian Steeps Clinic, finally make heli-ski dreams a reality or book a private lesson with an Olympian. For guests looking to explore the area and make full use of their Epic Pass perks, Stevens Pass is only five hours away. Known for its deep powder, rolling groomed runs to steep slopes, surrounded by trees and nestled into the mountains, Stevens Pass is a picture-perfect ski area for families and seasoned skiers alike.

·         Tahoe: The #TahoeTrifecta of Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood offers skiers and riders three world-class resorts with more than 10,000 acres of terrain to explore. Heavenly is the social Lake Tahoe mountain playground with unparalleled lake views and truly inspiring beauty that spans two states (California and Nevada). Northstar is California’s ultimate destination to relax and recharge in a pristine setting. Kirkwood provides a pure mountain escape with an authentic community and access to advanced and expert terrain.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 destination mountain resorts and regional ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc.

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21/22 Ikon Passes Now On Sale for Skiing 44 Destinations Worldwide

March 11, 2021
Ski Windham Mountain, Catskills, NY, one of 44 mountain destinations worldwide on the Ikon Pass © Dave E. Leiberman/goingplacesfarandnear.com

DENVER, CO – Ikon Pass invites skiers and riders across the globe to commit to future adventures when the Ikon Pass goes on sale at its lowest pricing for the 21/22 season on Thursday, March 11, 2021. After debuting in January 2018, the Ikon Pass enters its fourth season with 44 inspiring mountain destinations, each ready to create new stories and enduring memories for the passionate Ikon Pass community.

The Ikon Pass offers access to 44 iconic global mountain 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, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Windham Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, Zermatt, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Niseko United, Valle Nevado, and NZ Ski. Each demonstrates integrity, character and independence that is reflected in their mountains and guests.

PASS HOLDER BENEFITS

Renewal Discount

Renewal discounts are offered to 20/21 Ikon Pass holders for winter 21/22 if purchased before Wednesday, May 5, 2021, with savings of up to $100.

2021 Spring Access

  • Access available immediately upon purchase: Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snowshoe
  • Access available starting April 5, 2021: Solitude Mountain Resort, Sugarbush, Tremblant
  • Access available starting April 12, 2021: Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Winter Park
  • No 2021 Spring Access available on 21/22 Ikon Session Pass

Payment Plan

Ikon Pass offers a payment option with Affirm that allows pass holders to buy now and pay over time. Promotions apply through May 4, see http://www.ikonpass.com for more details. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders.

Child Pass Promotion

To provide additional value for families looking to ski and ride together, Ikon Pass holders can purchase up to two discounted Child Ikon Passes or Child Ikon Base Passes for children ages 5-12 with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Pass or Adult Ikon Base Pass. The Child Pass Promotion is limited and prices go up on May 5, 2021.

Adventure Assurance

Last spring, Ikon Pass introduced Adventure Assurance, the industry’s first free program that offers options to Ikon Pass holders that help provide flexibility and alleviate some uncertainty throughout the winter season. This year, Adventure Assurance comes free with every 21/22 Ikon Pass product.

Prior to December 9, 2021, should a 21/22 Ikon Pass holder not use their pass after purchase, for any reason, they may elect to defer and receive a full credit of their purchase price to be used toward a 22/23 Ikon Pass. The pass holder must elect to defer their unused pass in My Account by December 9, 2021. 

Or, if passes are used and there is an eligible COVID-19-related closure at any North American Ikon Pass destination from December 18, 2021 – March 6, 2022, Ikon Pass holders will receive a credit toward a 22/23 Ikon Pass based on the percentage of days closed.

“Skiers and riders have proven they are a passionate, dedicated and loyal community throughout this challenging season. We want Ikon Pass to continue to inspire and get them stoked for winter 21/22,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “Winter is full of stories and connections to be made, and the 44 Ikon Pass destinations offer friends and families the good stuff to look forward to next winter.”

THE PASSES

IKON PASS: Offering unlimited, 7-day and 7-day combined access at 43 destinations, with no blackout dates.

ACCESS

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

7-Days: Deer Valley Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Windham Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, Cypress Mountain, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, Brighton Resort, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Valle Nevado, Zermatt 

7-Days Combined:

  • Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk
  • Alta Ski Area, Snowbird
  • SkiBig3: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay
  • Killington – Pico
  • Niseko United
  • Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt

BLACKOUT DATES: None

IKON PASS PRICING      Renewal21/22
Adult (23+ years)*         $899$999
Young Adult (13-22 years)*      $659$739
Child Promotion (5-12)              N/A$219
Child Pass (5-12)            N/A$319
4 & Under                      N/A$149

*Nurse, Military and College Student discounts available with validation at ikonpass.com

Child Pass Promotion: Save up to $200 on Child passes with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Pass. Up to two discounted Child Passes (5-12) can be purchased for $219 each with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Pass, by Wednesday, May 5, when prices go up.

Benefits

  • 10 Friends & Family lift tickets offering 25% off of the window rate at any Ikon Pass destination (excluding CMH and Zermatt), with no blackout dates
  • Adventure Assurance
  • Early winter booking privileges and 10% off summer reservations at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures
  • 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, 5-day and 5-day combined access at 41 destinations, with select blackout dates.

ACCESS

Unlimited: Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snowshoe Mountain, Tremblant, Blue Mountain

Unlimited with Blackout Dates: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Solitude Mountain Resort, Stratton, Sugarbush Resort

5-Days with Blackout Dates: Steamboat, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Deer Valley Resort, Big Sky Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Crystal Mountain**, Windham Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, Cypress Mountain, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, Brighton Resort, Thredbo   

**Crystal Mountain in Washington now offers 5 days with blackouts on Ikon Base Pass and unlimited access on Ikon Pass only.

5-Days with No Blackouts: Mt Buller, Valle Nevado, Zermatt

5-Days Combined with Blackout Dates

  • Alta Ski Area, Snowbird
  • SkiBig3: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay
  • Killington – Pico
  • Niseko United
  • Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt (no blackouts)

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Aspen Snowmass Access

For expanded Ikon Base Pass access, five days can be added at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and five days at Aspen Snowmass, with select blackout dates, for an additional $150. With this purchase, all 21/22 Ikon Base Pass destinations, benefits and blackout dates apply, and 21/22 Ikon Base Pass Friends & Family vouchers are also valid at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Aspen Snowmass.

BLACKOUT DATES

  • North America: December 26, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022; January 15-16, 2022; February 19-20, 2022
  • Thredbo: June 26 – July 11, 2021; July 2 – July 17, 2022
  • No blackouts at Zermatt, Valle Nevado, Mt Buller, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mt Hutt
IKON BASE PASS PRICING      Renewal21/22
Adult (23+ years)*         $649$729
Young Adult (13-22 years)*      $499$559
Child Promotion (5-12)              N/A$179
Child Pass (5-12)             N/A$279
4 & Under                      N/A$99

With Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Aspen Snowmass Access

Adult (23+ years)*         $799$879
Young Adult (13-22 years)*      $649$709
Child Promotion (5-12)              N/A$329
Child Pass (5-12)            N/A$429
4 & Under                      N/A$249

*Nurse, Military and College Student discounts available with validation at ikonpass.com

Child Pass Promotion: Save up to $200 on Child passes with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Base Pass. Up to two discounted Child Passes (5-12) can be purchased for $179 each with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Base Pass, by Wednesday, May 5, when prices go up.

Benefits

  • Eight Friends & Family lift tickets offering 25% off of the window rate at any Ikon Pass destination (excluding Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Zermatt and CMH), with select blackout dates
  • Adventure Assurance
  • Early winter booking privileges and 10% off summer reservations at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures
  • 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 SESSION PASS: Offering four days total of access to 37 global Ikon Pass destinations, with select blackout dates. The four days can be used across four destinations or pass holders can use all four days at a favorite mountain.

Seven NEW Destinations: Copper Mountain, Eldora Mountain Resort, Mt. Bachelor, Windham Mountain, Killington-Pico, RED Mountain, and Niseko United have been added to the 21/22 Ikon Session Pass.

ACCESS

Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Killington-Pico, Windham Mountain, Snowshoe, Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain, Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, Tremblant, Blue Mountain, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt, Valle Nevado, Niseko United

BLACKOUT DATES

  • North America: Dec. 26, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022; Jan. 15 -16, 2022; Feb. 19 – 20, 2022
  • Thredbo: June 26 – July 11, 2021; July 2 – July 17, 2022
  • No blackouts at Valle Nevado, Mt Buller, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mt Hutt
IKON SESSION PASS PRICING      21/22
Adult (23+ years)*         $399
Young Adult (13-22 years)*      $339
Child Pass (5-12)            $249
4 & Under                      $249

*Nurse, Military and College Student discounts available with validation at ikonpass.com

Friends & Family lift tickets, payment plan, flexible Southern Hemisphere access and 2021 spring skiing do not apply.

IKON PASS BY THE NUMBERS

Destinations: 44                                                              

Continents: 5

States: 14                                                                          

Canadian Provinces: 4                                                   

Total Acres: 92,834

Trails: 5,154

Lifts: 761

Does not include CMH stats

Ikon Pass Destinations by Location

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

Colorado: Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Eldora Mountain Resort

Maine: Sugarloaf, Sunday River

Michigan: Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain

Montana: Big Sky Resort

New Hampshire: Loon Mountain

New Mexico: Taos Ski Valley

New York: Windham Mountain

Oregon: Mt. Bachelor

Utah: Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Brighton Resort

Vermont: Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Killington – Pico

Washington: Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie

West Virginia: Snowshoe

Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3

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

Ontario, Canada: Blue Mountain

Quebec, Canada: Tremblant

Switzerland: Zermatt

Australia: Thredbo, Mt Buller

New Zealand: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt

Japan: Niseko United

Chile: Valle Nevado

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Ski.Com Showcases Top Resorts for Best Spring Skiing, Events, Deep Discounts

February 25, 2020

Copper Mountain, Colorado, one of Ski.com’s featured resorts for spring skiing © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Aspen, Colo. – February 25, 2020 – Spring is one of the best times to make a trip to the mountains – from sunny days to a continuous line-up of concerts and events. Ski.com recommends their top spring skiing destinations and signature event weekends in each resort – paired with deep savings, which could offer guests up to 40 percent off regular season pricing.

Many resorts have received above average snowfall this season, making for a great base which will last well into the spring months. In addition, many resorts continue to see significant snowfall well into April.

Ski.com has been customizing dream vacations for nearly 50 years at more than 120 of the world’s top ski resorts. All of the featured packages can be booked by visiting their corresponding links or by calling an experienced Ski.com Mountain Travel Expert at 1-800-525-2052.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

With an average of 459 inches of snow per year, Jackson Hole typically offers fantastic spring conditions across its 2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain.

Since its inception in the ‘60s, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has been known across the globe for being some of the most challenging—and rewarding terrain—there is. Tight chutes, like the iconic Corbet’s Couloir, big airs, deep snow and steep lines are what make Jackson Hole famous. However, there are dozens of wide-open trails for beginners and picture-perfect cruisers and progressive bump runs for intermediates, and much more.

While a Jackson Hole ski vacation will always be top-of-mind with expert skiers as a bucket list destination because of the advanced and extreme terrain on its slopes and easily accessed sidecountry, Jackson brings a lot more to the plate than just being a place for adrenaline junkies to jump off cliffs. Not only does Jackson Hole exude refreshing cowboy character, on and off the slopes, but its All New-All Blue terrain off of Casper chairlift is a game-changer for intermediates.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Jackson Hole Rendezvous – March 26-28, 2020

Bob Weir, member of the Grateful Dead, will be headlining this year’s Jackson Hole Rendezvous festival with his band Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. Jackson Hole Rendezvous is a three-day spring lifestyle and music festival presenting concerts on multiple stages in Teton Village and the iconic Town Square in Jackson, WY from March 26-28, 2020, and is free of charge for general admission audiences across all venues.

Mountain Modern Motel – Fourth Night Free:

The boutique Modern Mountain Motel puts guests smack dab in the heart of downtown Jackson. The 135 guest rooms were designed with practical spaces for storing all gear and are set up to be an adventure basecamp with open floor plans and conveniences like mini fridges and microwaves. Parking and wi-fi are complementary.

Package Details:

Mountain Modern Motel

3 nights in a deluxe double queen room

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $495.30 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 3/26/2020 to 3/29/2020

https://www.ski.com/breckenridge-deals/401575

 

Squaw Alpine Meadows, California

Squaw Valley is one of Lake Tahoe’s most coveted resorts, with a deep seeded history in ski culture from being the home of the 1960 Olympics to the birthplace of extreme and big mountain skiing in the U.S. Squaw is the perfect mix of challenging skiing with a fun-loving California mountain vibe. 

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Winter Wondergrass, March 27-29, 2020

The warm California sun paired with experiencing music amongst the backdrop of Mother Nature, provides the perfect setting for Squaw’s biggest music festival of the season. With bluegrass headliners The Devil Makes Three and The Infamous Stringdusters paired with over 20 additional bluegrass acts – this is the signature spring weekend to combine great spring skiing with bluegrass music’s finest musicians.

Package Details:

Resort at Squaw Creek

3 nights in a king room

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price:$839.49 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:3/27/2020 to 3/29/2020

https://www.ski.com/squaw-valley-lodging/resort-at-squaw-creek

 

Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge, Colo. captures the heart of spring skiing in Colorado. Thanks to a base elevation of 9,600 feet above sea-level and the Imperial Express, the highest chairlift in North America, Breckenridge is often blessed with access excellent spring snow conditions, and now one of the longest running ski seasons of any major resort in the country. With extensive terrain for all levels of skiers, various terrain parks (which come alive in the springtime), a charming historic downtown with plenty of dining options, shops and nightlife, and plenty of spring events,  Breckenridge is the perfect location for family or friends to enjoy Colorado sunshine and spring skiing.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Breck Pride Week, April 1 – 5, 2020

Breckenridge welcomes the LGBTQ community April 1-5, 2020 for Breck Pride, featuring daily après parties, on mountain guided tours and a spring beer festival.

Beaver Run Resort – Save up to 40 percent on lodging:

Boasting a long list of amenities and convenient access to the slopes, Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center is one of Breckenridge’s most popular properties. This ski-in/ski-out property is located on the ski run above the base of Peak 9, making it an excellent choice for the skier or snowboarder looking to get as much time on the slopes as possible.

Beaver Run Resort offers an indoor/outdoor heated pool, a second outdoor pool, seven outdoor hot tubs, an exercise room, video arcade, retail stores, mini market/deli, bars and restaurants, ski and snowboard rental shops, business center, and complimentary in-town shuttle.

Package Details:

Beaver Run Resort

3 nights in a studio room

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $807.25 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/2/2020 to 4/5/2020

https://www.ski.com/breckenridge-deals/401575

 

Vail, Colorado

Vail Mountain, is known for a robust line-up of springtime events and is just over an hour drive from Denver, allowing quick access to one of the largest resorts in the U.S.

With 5,289 acres, Vail offering skiing for every level of skier and many lodging options for just about every type of budget. In addition, Vail keeps the party moving with plenty of après, dining and live music options in the village, once the lifts stop turning for the day.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Taste of Vail –  April 1 – 4, 2020

The Taste of Vail is the nation’s premier spring food and wine festival, which features food from the Vail Valley’s world-class restaurants and fine wine poured by winemakers and winery owners from top wineries around the globe. Events include interactive seminars, an auction and dance party, the Colorado Lamb Cook Off, après ski tastings and the mountaintop picnic on Vail Mountain.

Mountain Haus:

Nestled along the Gore Creek at the Covered Bridge in the heart of Vail Village, Vail’s Mountain Haus offers deluxe condominium and hotel accommodations just steps from world-class skiing, dining and shopping. At Mountain Haus, guests can quickly access the new Gondola One.

In addition to the amenities listed the Mountain Haus also offers their guests private balconies, spacious living/dining areas, fully equipped kitchens, equal number of bathrooms to bedrooms, stereo/TV/VCR/DVD, high-speed cable access, 24 hour front desk, daily housekeeping service and complimentary continental breakfast.

Package Details:

Mountain Haus, Vail

3 nights in a lodge room

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $998 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/2/2020 to 4/5/2020

https://www.ski.com/vail-deals/401580

 

Telluride, Colorado

A ski resort has to be doing a lot of things right to make SKI magazine’s shortlist as a top five destination in their annual Resort Guide. And while a Telluride ski vacation might require a bit more effort than visiting most other resorts, driving up the breathtaking box canyon in the San Juan Mountains is a priceless experience.

Besides its remarkably remote positioning, Telluride is surrounded by fourteen thousand foot peaks and is easily one of Colorado’s most gorgeous mountain towns. Rich in mining-era character and stocked with endless stashes, steeps, and deeps to explore thanks to nonexistent crowds, Telluride is a place skiers will never want to leave.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Telluride Closing Weekend, April 3-5

With above average snowfall this season, Telluride has a great base moving into the spring season. Closing weekend features a pond skim and on-mountain dance party at Gorrono Ranch on April 5, followed by a concert by Main Squeeze in the Mountain Village Heritage Plaza.

Package Details:

The Peaks

3 nights in a Hotel Room Alpine Vista

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $587.49 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/3/2020 to 4/5/2020

https://www.ski.com/telluride-lodging/peaks-resort-and-spa

 

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen has seen great snowfall this season and is known for not only excellent coverage well into the spring and continued late-season snowfall, but also plenty of events on-mountain and in town, to keep guests entertained from first chair until their heads hit their pillowcase.

With three of Aspen Snowmass’ four area mountains being open until mid-to-late April, guests continue to have a choice of skiing/riding Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass during the package dates below – offering skiing options for every type of skier.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Bud Light Hi Fi Series and Aspen Highlands Closing Day – April 9 – April 12

With on-mountain events including The Oasis, the roving champagne bar on Aspen Mountain, open Saturday and Sunday, a robust après scene and free concerts – this is the top recommended weekend to visit Aspen Snowmass according to Ski.com Mountain Travel Experts.

In Aspen on April 11, the Aspen Snowmass Bud Light Hi-Fi Series presents The Après – a free concert and street festival in the heart of downtown (the line up is to be announced soon). April 12 is Aspen Highlands Closing Day, which is one of the biggest parties on snow. On Aspen Highlands Closing Day, guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite 80’s ski gear or costume, hike-to the top of the 12,392 foot Highland Bowl and ski down, followed by on-mountain après at Cloud Nine mid-mountain restaurant. The day ends at the base of Aspen Highlands with a large dance party marking the end of another great season in Aspen.

Package Details:

Limelight Aspen

3 nights in a Grand Deluxe room, king

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $602.50 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/9/2020 to 4/12/2020

https://www.ski.com/aspen-deals/400806

 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado 

From its celebrated Champagne Powder to its deep Western heritage and Winter Olympic history – Steamboat is one of the most memorable ski towns in North America. Steamboat packs a punch for just about every on- and off-mountain interest: a nice mix of terrain, a casual, yet, high-quality dining scene. There’s a reason skiers of all ages have been calling Steamboat Springs one of their favorite ski resorts for the last 50 years.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Steamboat Closing Weekend, April 10-12, 2020

With a great base from a powder-filled season, Steamboat is a great spring time destination featuring weekly on-mountain concerts and a robust event line up for it’s closing weekend, April 10-12, 2020. The Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series on April 12 features a free concert by one of Colorado’s favorite bands – The Motet – from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square. Closing weekend is complete with the Cardboard Classic, a downhill race featuring homemade cardboard crafts, on April 11. The annual Splashdown Pond Skimming Championships will provide great entertainment for guests on closing day, April 12.

Steamboat Grand – Save 30 percent on lodging:

The Steamboat Grand brings a new level of service to one of the West’s best resorts for powder skiing. Steamboat Grand features 327 deluxe guest rooms and condos including hotel rooms, studios and one- to five-bedroom condominiums and penthouses featuring gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and walk-in closets. All units feature Direct TV and in room DVD players, stereo, coffee makers, dual phone lines with fax/modem and voice mail capabilities, hair dryers and iron and board. Many larger units include fully equipped kitchens with GE Profile appliances, hardwood cabinetry and granite countertops and much more.

After a satisfying, full day on the slopes, guests can find some R&R at the Grand Spa or soak in a hot tub. The Grand Hotel is also home to wonderful restaurants including The Grand Café, The Cabin Restaurant and offers an in room dining option. Additional hotel amenities include ADA accessible rooms, bathrooms, shuttle services, daily housekeeping, valet and bell service, underground parking and slopeside ski valet.

Package Details:

Steamboat Grand

3 nights in a Grand Deluxe king room

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $473.60 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/9/2020 to 4/12/2020

https://www.ski.com/steamboat-springs-deals/401252

 

Copper Mountain, Colorado

From its unique, naturally divided terrain, and world-class terrain parks and halfpipes, to its many low-key restaurants and bars, lodging options and family-friendly attractions, a Copper Mountain vacation will delight just about any skier. From first timer to expert, young to old, to those on a budget or those looking to splurge a little, Copper is a fantastic option. On average, most of Copper Mountain’s restaurants and accommodations sway towards laid-back, rather than upscale, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of world-class experiences to be had on a Copper Mountain vacation.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Sunsation presented by 10 Barrel Brewing Co, April 18-19, 2020

For Copper Mountain’s closing weekend, the resort features free live concerts in the base village (acts to be announced soon) as well as Red Bull SlopeSoakers – a pond skim/rail jam hybrid event.

Passage Point – Third Night Free Lodging:

Convenient access to the best of everything Copper Mountain offers can be found at the Passage Point condos. Passage Point offers spacious living quarters in the Center Village. The units are located minutes from the ski slopes, just a short walk across a bridge to the American Eagle lift. Each unit comes with one unassigned garage space and balcony views towards the mountain and Center Village. Other amenities include a full kitchen and gas fireplace. Onsite amenities guests have access to include a ski locker, hot tub, laundry room, elevator, and fitness room.

Package Details:

Passage Point

3 nights in a One bedroom

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $502.16 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/16/2020 to 4/19/2020

https://www.ski.com/copper-mountain-deals/400859

 

Mammoth Mountain, California

Mammoth receives 400-plus inches of snow annually, and is home to a vast, and varied amount of terrain from steeps to one of the top terrain parks in the world. Located in the Eastern Sierra range, Mammoth boasts 3,500 skiable acres and has a robust village to keep guests entertained well after the ski day ends.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Mammoth Mountain Annual Pond Skim – April 19, 2020

With ample snow through June and plenty of California sunshine, Mammoth is the perfect spring destination. Crowds fill up the slopes outside Canyon Lodge to watch the craziest costumed skiers and snowboarders straight-line it across an ice cold, 100+ foot pond.

Package Details:

Juniper Springs Resort

3 nights in a one bedroom

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $640.59 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/16/2020 to 4/19/2020

https://www.ski.com/mammoth-lodging/juniper-springs-resort

 

Founded in 1971 in the heart of Colorado ski country, Aspen-headquartered Ski.com is one of the largest providers of mountain vacation packages in North America and an industry leader in online travel technology. The company specializes in booking custom ski vacations at more than 120 of the most popular ski resorts and heli- and cat-skiing destinations in North America, Europe, Japan and South America and offers the largest collection of mountain lodging and ski-vacation components, including discounted lift tickets, flights, equipment rental, ski school, activities and more. Providing unsurpassed mountain-travel expertise, Ski.com’s 70 Mountain Travel Experts average 26 years of experience in the ski travel industry. Call 800-525-2052 or visit ski.com.

 

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Gift of Travel: SkiCom Introduces 12 Deals of Christmas

December 12, 2019

Park City, Utah

Save up to 20% on lodging at Snow Flower Condominiums in Park City, Utah, the largest ski resort in the United States offering 7,300 acres of world-class terrain © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Aspen, Colo. – To make things easy and encourage shoppers to give the gift of travel, Ski.com has compiled a list of 12 packages offering up to 40 percent off lodging at top destinations in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia 

Westin Resort and Spa

Save up to 40 percent on lodging I Feb. 23 – April 30, 2020 I Book by Jan. 31, 2020  

With over 8,171 acres of terrain and over 200 marked trails, Whistler Blackcomb is North America’s largest ski area.

Sample package includes:

  • Six nights’ lodging in a Deluxe studio king, mountain view
  • Two, five-day lift tickets

From $1,414.58 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 3/7/2020 – 3/13/2020

https://www.ski.com/whistler-blackcomb-deals/401452

 

Breckenridge, Colo. 

Beaver Run Resort 

Save up to 40 percent on lodging | Travel through April 30, 2020 | Book by April 30, 2020 

Breckenridge is the perfect blend of everything a skier could want out of a Rocky Mountain ski vacation: world class skiing for all levels, a hopping nightlife scene, a wide range of lodging options, great restaurants and a historic downtown.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights’ lodging in a studio
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $998.11 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/6/2020 – 4/10/2020

https://www.ski.com/breckenridge-deals/401575

 

Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Ski.com To The Mountains Trip

Save $200 I March 1 – 7 

Situated beneath the shadow of 15,767-foot Mont-Blanc—Europe’s highest peak—are three legendary ski destinations: Chamonix, France, Courmayeur, Italy and Verbier, Switzerland. All three resorts are perfect for advanced to expert challenge-seekers and all three are accessible as part of this guided experience.

Package includes:

  • Airport and resort transportation

Prices start at $2,799 per person based on double occupancy.
https://www.ski.com/guided-trips/chamonix

 

Vail, Colo 

Grand Hyatt Vail 

Save up to 30 percent on lodging | Travel through April 21, 2020 | Book by Dec. 31, 2019

With wide-open pristine bowl skiing to intermediate and beginner trails, Vail has terrain to impress every type of skier.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights’ lodging in a deluxe king room
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $1,284.75 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/5/2020 to 4/10/2020

https://www.ski.com/vail-deals/401554

 

Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Steamboat Grand 

Save up to 30 percent on lodging | Travel through April 30, 2020 | Book by April 15,2020 

From its celebrated Champagne Powder to its deep Western heritage and Winter Olympic history, Steamboat is known as one of the most memorable ski towns in North America.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights’ lodging in a deluxe king room
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $1,039.25 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/6/2020 to 4/11/2020

https://www.ski.com/vail-deals/401554

 

Aspen Snowmass, Colo. 

Limelight Hotel Aspen / Limelight Hotel Snowmass 

Save up to 25 percent on lodging | Travel through April 29 / April 19 2020 | Book by April 15, 2020 

With four mountains offering beginning to expert terrain and great dining and nightlife, Aspen Snowmass has something to offer for everyone in the family.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights’ lodging  in a deluxe double room, king bed
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $869.50 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/6/2020 to 4/11/2020

https://www.ski.com/aspen-deals/400806

 

Beaver Creek – Save up to 25 percent on lodging

Beaver Creek features wide-open runs and ski terrain for every type of skier and is home to a luxurious Barvarian village – featuring shopping, dining and an ice skating rink. Ski.com is offering a 25 percent off of lodging at Charter at Beaver Creek, valid for travel between January 5 – March 5, 2020. Book by date is December 15, 2019.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights lodging in a lodge room
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $1,342 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:2/9/2020 – 2/14/2020

Link: https://www.ski.com/beaver-creek-deals/401576

 

Breckenridge

Pine Ridge Condos 

Save up to 25 percent on lodging | Travel through April 30, 2020 | Book by April 15 

Breckenridge is the perfect blend of everything a skier could want out of a Rocky Mountain ski vacation: world class skiing for all levels, a hopping nightlife scene, a wide range of lodging options, great restaurants and a historic downtown.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights lodging in a one-bedroom, two-bathroom, platinum condo
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $918.11 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/6/2020 to 4/10/2020

https://www.ski.com/breckenridge-deals/400622

 

Park City, Utah

Snow Flower Condominiums

Save up to 20% on lodging  | Travel through April 30, 2020  | Book by April 15

Park City Mountain is now connected with the Canyons Resort, to form the largest ski resort in the United States – offering 7,300 acres of world-class terrain. The charming, historic town of Park City also offers great nightlife, dining and shopping.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights lodging in a one bedroom, one bath
  • Two, four-day lift ticket

Starting from $1,160 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/13/2020 to 4/18/2020

Link: https://www.ski.com/park-city-mountain-resort-deals/401500

 

Jackson Hole

Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa 

Fourth Night Free | Travel through April 6, 2020 | Book by Jan 1, 2020  

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers breathtaking, rugged Teton mountain views, some of North America’s best terrain and the authentic and welcoming Wild West atmosphere that pervades both Teton Village and downtown Jackson Hole.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights’ lodging in a lodge room king
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $1,102.68 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 3/9/2020 to 3/13/2020

https://www.ski.com/jackson-hole-deals/401571

 

Zermatt, Switzerland 

Le Mirabeau Hotel & Spa 

Seventh Night Free | Travel through February 6, 2020 | Book by January 27, 2020 

Located at the foot of Switzerland’s iconic Matterhorn peak, Zermatt offers some of the most iconic skiing in the Alps, spectacular views and is home to a charming village with great restaurants and a bustling nightlife scene.

Sample packages include:

  • Seven nights’ lodging in a standard double room
  • Daily breakfast included

Starting from $2,033.71 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:1/30/2020 to 2/6/2020

Link: https://www.ski.com/zermatt-deals/401448

 

The 12 Deals of Christmas can be found by visiting the Ski.com website at https://www.ski.com/12-deals-of-christmas or by calling 1-800-525-2052.

Founded in 1971 in the heart of Colorado ski country, Aspen-headquartered Ski.com is one of North America’s largest providers of mountain vacation packages and an industry leader in online travel technology. The company specializes in booking custom ski vacations at more than 120 of the most popular ski resorts and heli- and cat-skiing destinations in North America, Europe, Japan and South America and offers the largest collection of mountain lodging and ski-vacation components, including discounted lift tickets, flights, equipment rental, ski school, activities and more. Providing unsurpassed mountain-travel expertise, Ski.com’s 70 Mountain Travel Experts average 26 years of experience in the ski travel industry.

 

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Gift of Travel: Ski Vermont Offers Holiday Gift Guide

December 12, 2019

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Getting the perfect gift for the skiers and snowboarders on your list doesn’t require busting doors, battling crowds of fellow shoppers or waiting in long lines at the checkout.Ski Vermont has compiled a handy guide to holiday shopping ideas that will bring a smile to the face of everyone who enjoys Winter In Its Original State.

Ski Vermont Wine: Ski Vermont has once again partnered with New England-based 90+ Cellars on a limited-edition red wine just in time for the holidays. This year’s release of Ski Vermont wine is the newest vintage of the same delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from California, a full-bodied red with hints of vanilla, dark chocolate, blackberry and warm oak spices, making it the perfect wine to cozy up with after a day on the slopes. The label features artwork from one of Ski Vermont’s official posters and encapsulates the feeling of watching the sun set over Vermont’s beautiful mountain ranges while squeezing in one last run.  One dollar from the sale of every bottle will be donated to Ski Vermont and used to support a scholarship program for Vermont students in areas of study relating to the snow sports industry.

Ski Vermont Take 3 Beginner Package: The Take 3 Beginner Package allows you or someone you love to take 3 beginner ski or snowboard lessons at participating Vermont resorts for one low package price of $129. Beginner skiers and riders can choose to redeem all three lessons at the same resort, or they can choose to visit a new resort for each lesson – it’s up to them. Each pass will include rental equipment for the day plus a group lesson with a professional instructor and a lift ticket to access limited beginner only terrain. Some restrictions apply. https://skivermont.com/take-3

Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport: Skiing and snowboarding are magical sports and that can change lives, supporting healthier decisions and experiences that can last a lifetime. There is no better time to fall in love with snow-covered mountains of Vermont than during a student’s 5th grade year. To help our youth get to the hills, we offer participating fifth graders, from both in-state and out-of-state, up to 88 days of skiing and riding at Vermont’s alpine and cross country resorts for just a $20 processing fee. https://skivermont.com/fifth-grade-passport

Ski Vermont 2020 50th Anniversary Poster: This very special 50th anniversary Ski Vermont poster (right) was designed to honor some of the very foundations of our organization – families, learning, history and, of course, skiing in Vermont. Made in the signature throwback style Ski Vermont’s posters are known for, it features period-correct outfits and gear as a nod to Ski Vermont’s 50th anniversary (1959-2019). https://skivermont.com/store

Killington Resort: 3-Day Discovery Program – Earn ‘Best Gift’ this year without breaking the bank with Killington’s 3-Day Discovery Program for adults (16+). Not only will you learn to ski or snowboard, but you’ll walk away with a brand-new set of skis or snowboard – all for under $400.Dinner at the Ledgewood Yurt – Earn major points with your partner this year and get the Adult Dinner Excursion to Killington’s Ledgewood Yurt this year! It’s one of their most unique slopeside dining experiences on the mountain, complete with a snowcat-drawn sleigh ride to get there.

Okemo Mountain Resort: Okemo Gift Card – This Christmas, give the gift of skiing. A gift card in any amount purchased at an Okemo retail shop can be redeemed for new items in those shops (outerwear, skis, helmets, goggles, etc.) OR apply that amount toward rental equipment for the day. Rental equipment that includes skis, boots, poles and a helmet will run from about $45 a day for a junior kit. Junior skis are designed for children under the age of 12 with varying ability levels. Sport Skis, about $65 a day, feature a softer, more forgiving flex which makes them best for beginner skiers who are looking to build confidence on the mountain. Performance skis, about $74 a day, are designed for beginner and intermediate skiers who are looking for a stiffer ski that will perform better at higher speeds. Demo skis, about $87 a day, are the best for any ability level and any condition. These are the newest and best skis Okemo carries. Choose from all mountain, women’s-specific and powder skis.

Smugglers Notch Resort: Top of the Notch Snowshoe Adventure Tour and Dinner: Treat your special someone to an unforgettable mountain adventure and leave the work to us (and gravity)! The Top of the Notch Snowshoe Adventure Dinner offers a unique opportunity to see the top of beautiful Sterling Mountain during the quiet evening hours. Sunsets, the glowing city lights of Montreal in the distance, and a four-course meal provided by the legendary Hearth & Candle restaurant, all complement this romantic evening in a rustic post and beam cabin. Diners are brought to the top of the mountain via chairlift and have the chance to enjoy a relaxing guided trek around the top of the mountain. After dinner, enjoy a downhill hike back to the base, set to a backdrop of moonlight, stars, and the glowing peaks of some of the tallest mountains in Vermont. This event even runs at the same time as Kids’ Night Out event, so if need be, the little are all taken care of! For more info, visit https://www.smuggs.com/pages/winter/amenities/top-of-notch.php

Sugarbush Resort:
First Timer to Life Timer Program: The best gift a skier can give a non-skier is an introduction to the sport, so consider giving your buddy the best learn to lesson package around. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and you can grab a $49 beginner package that includes a beginner lift ticket, lesson, and rentals. But it gets even better because that $49 ticket can be upgraded into the First Timer to Life Timer Program (normally $315, but with $49 ticket it’s only $244), where upon the completion of three lessons you get a FREE Sugarbush Premium Season Pass. Add a fourth lesson to that and you get your very own FREE pair of Elan skis or a Rome Snowboard to take home with you. https://www.sugarbush.com/plan/deals/learn-to-ski-and-ride-month/

Cabin Cat Adventures: Give the gift of adventure with Sugarbush’s Lincoln Limo cabin cat. Sunrise First Tracks with early morning cabin cat skiing, Sunset Groomer Rides with beautiful summit sunset views, and Allyn’s Lodge Remote Fireside Dining with a cabin cat ride to a candle-lit gourmet feast followed by a moonlit ski down are all available for you, your friends, and your family. Rates and availability available online. https://www.sugarbush.com/activities/cabin-cat/

Pico Mountain:
Rent Pico – The ultimate gift for 2019 can only be found in Vermont at Pico Mountain. What says ‘I love you THE MOST’ like an entire mountain? Rent Pico for an epic proposal, party with your closest friends, company retreat or just because.

Adaptive Ski & Ride Lessons – Give the gift of freedom through hitting the slopes at Pico this season. Vermont Adaptive offers ski and snowboard clinics at Pico, where Vermont Adaptive instructors teach lessons for all ability levels. Students may book lessons as individuals or as part of a group.

Mount Snow Resort: Peak Discovery Program: This year, give your loved ones the gift of skiing and riding, with the Peak Discovery Program. We all have that one friend or family member that we’d love to get into the sport and now you can. With the Peak Discovery Pass, you get three lessons, rentals, and lift tickets, for just $199, so all you have to do is show up ready to learn a new lifechanging sport. Designed for the true beginner, these lessons start with the basics and work with you to grow your confidence and expertise in a fun and supportive environment.  Take all your lessons at Vermont’s Mount Snow, or mix and match across 10 resorts in the Discovery Pass program, it’s up to you.

Darn Tough Vermont: Outer Limits Ski and Ride Sock: Secret stashes are a source of pride here in Vermont, but we’re going to let you in on a little secret of our own: Darn Tough Vermont makes the best ski and ride socks out there. Added mesh panels on top of the foot and back of the leg combined with light cushion underfoot will guide soft landings lap after lap. https://darntough.com/

Skida: Extra Blue Alpine Hat: The Alpine Hat, is the perfect weight for colder days. Skida’s printed poly-blend outer fabric is fully lined with cozy mid-weight fleece – it wicks moisture, cuts the wind, and always leaves you warm and dry. Great for chilly runs, hitting the slopes, or just cruising around town. This hat goes from casual to performance without skipping a beat. And as always, Skida is made in Vermont. Visit https://skida.com/.

Burton: Step On Binding: Experience the simplicity and convenience of snowboarding’s most intuitive connection. The Burton Step On Binding offers the ultimate boot-to-binding connection for riders seeking both convenience and performance. Three connection points – two by the toe and one at the heel – deliver unmatched simplicity, security, and board control, while a quick release lever ensures quick and easy exit. The Step On is universally compatible with all current snowboard mounting systems.

Rossignol: Experience 88TI (Konect): Experience the all-mountain freedom to carve high-speed groomers and explore further off-trail. The Experience 88 TI is Rossignol’s most versatile all-mountain ski. It blends the heart of a high-performance carving machine with a freeride-inspired profile for playful fluidity and ease in any snow. The race-inspired build gives you the confidence to explore all sides of the mountain in all conditions. This ski is available in Men’s and Women’s. Give the gift of skiing this winter. Visit https://www.rossignol.com/us/ for a holiday gift they’ll never forget.

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