Ikon Pass Adds 7 New Resorts | Now 34 Iconic Destinations Available Worldwide

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Currently, a total of 34 destinations to explore

The Ikon Pass is getting stronger and stronger by the day, with the addition of 7 iconic destinations to the lineup in the last three days.

On Monday, it was announced that they will be offering unlimited access to Solitude Mountain Resort, UT with the 2018/19 Ikon Pass as well as offering 7 days at Brighton, UT.

Solitude and Brighton are located adjacent to each other and you can even ski between the two via the Sol-Bright trail.

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Solitude Mountain Resort. Credit: Solitude

The Ikon Pass now offers skiing and riding at 5 major ski resorts in Utah adding up to 10,000-acres of Utah skiing and riding – the most terrain offered in Utah on any season pass.

Utah Ski Resort Access on Ikon Pass:

  • Solitude = Unlimited Access
  • Deer Valley = 7 Days
  • Brighton = 7 Days 
  • Alta/Snowbird = 7 Days 

Utah Ski Resort Access on Ikon Base Pass:

  • Solitude = Unlimited Access w/ blackout dates
  • Deer Valley = 5 Days w/ blackout dates
  • Brighton = 5 Days w/ blackout dates
  • Alta/Snowbird = 5 Days w/ blackout dates

Ikon Pass Partners with Taos Ski Valley, NM

Then yesterday it was announced that the Ikon Pass is expanding into ‘the land of enchantment’ by adding Taos Ski Valley, NM as its newest partner. 

Taos is the southern gateway to the Rocky Mountains, nestled in an intimate valley where Spanish Colonial and Native American history meet a European village. The mountain boasts over 100 trails, including expert hike-to terrain on Kachina Peak.

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12,450′ Kachina Peak at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico.

Taos Ski Valley is in the midst of a $300 million overhaul with new infrastructure and updated amenities, including the recently opened ski-in/ski-out hotel, The Blake, and a new high-speed quad chairlift for winter 2018/2019.

“Taos Ski Valley is thrilled to join the Ikon Pass and its impressive lineup of outstanding destinations,” said David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley. “Taos has long been recognized as one of the iconic mountains of North America, is undergoing a major revitalization, and is the world’s first certified ski resort B-Corporation. As such, our mountain culture and environmental ethos align perfectly with the Ikon Pass community. Taos is honored to have been selected as an Ikon Pass partner.”

Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, and Cypress Mountain Join the Ikon Pass Community

And finally, it was announced this morning that the Ikon Pass is expanding regional access into the PNW, Northwest, Midwest, and Northeast.

The Ikon Pass community has expanded to all corners of the country with the addition of The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington, Cypress Mountain in British Columbia and Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain in Michigan. Plus, access to Loon Mountain in New Hampshire and Sugarloaf and Sunday River in Maine just tripled.

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The Summit at Snoqualmie

The Summit at Snoqualmie, Cypress Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain will offer 7 days each on the Ikon Pass, and 5 days each on the Base Pass with 10 holiday blackout dates, (Dec. 26 – 31, 2018; Jan. 19 – 20, 2019; Feb. 16 – 17, 2019).

  • The Summit at Snoqualmie includes Alpental Ski Area and is nestled in the heart of the Washington Cascades
  • Cypress Mountain is located 30 minutes from Vancouver and offers skiers and riders the most terrain, vertical drop, lifts and best snow conditions on the highest peak of Vancouver’s legendary North Shore Mountains
  • Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain are Northern Michigan’s premier mountain destinations, located 280 miles north of Detroit, offering more skiable acres than anywhere else in lower Michigan, including the state’s longest ski run

Loon Mountain, Sugarloaf, and Sunday River originally offered 7 days combined between the three destinations on the Ikon Pass, (5 days combined between the three destinations on the Base Pass) and will now offer 7 days at each destination (5 days at each destination on the Base Pass), bringing access to 21 days total on the Ikon Pass (15 days total on the Base Pass).

“With new destinations in the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest, plus expanded access in the Northeast, the Ikon Pass now offers access throughout key ski markets in North America, opening up even more opportunities for Ikon Pass holders to explore all of our iconic destinations,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer of Alterra Mountain Company.

It’s only Wednesday, will there be more surprises in store tomorrow and Friday? We’ll keep you updated…


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