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Last Chance to Purchase Ikon Pass Products this Ski Season

December 1, 2022

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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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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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

For more information, visit www.ikonpass.com.

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