Ikon Pass Offers the Good Stuff for Winter 23/24 on March 16

Julia Schneemann | | Post Tag for Industry NewsIndustry News
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Ikon passes are going on sale March 16, 2023. | Picture: Mt Buller Website

Ikon Pass enters its sixth season as the established community for skiers and riders across the globe offering access to 50+ authentic and unique mountain destinations across the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. On Thursday, March 16, 2023, Ikon Pass goes on sale for the 23/24 season. Current and new pass holders are invited to join the Ikon Pass community at its lowest rates of the season and take advantage of all the early offers available, such as renewal discounts, Buy Now Ride Now spring skiing, and 0% interest payment plans.

On top of the incredible destination access and established benefits that come with Ikon Pass, a new collection of exclusive benefits now include everything else a skier and rider need to get ready for winter, including travel packages, gear, and outdoor content.

What’s new for 23/24

Discount on Travel with Ikon Pass Travel
For a limited time, any purchased 23/24 Ikon Pass includes unlimited $100 ($130 CAD) savings toward any single 23/24 winter booking made on Ikon Pass Travel before May 5, 2023. 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. 

Discount on Smith Eyewear & Products
Every Ikon Pass purchase will come with two discount codes from Smith. One code valid for a discount on any pair of Smith sunglasses or prescription glasses, and the second is valid for a discount on any additional product found on smithoptics.com.

The North Face
Ikon Pass holders can get the season’s best gear with an exclusive discount of 20% when purchasing $200 ($200 CAD) or more on thenorthface.com.

Free Outside+ Membership
Ikon Pass holders will receive a free one-year $59-valued ($80 CAD) membership to inspirational, award-winning content from Outside. Access unlimited content from Outside Magazine, SKI, Warren Miller catalog, Backpacker, Climbing, VeloNews, Pinkbike, Cycling Tips, Outside TV, Warren Miller, Yoga Journal, and more. Plus, go further with mapping apps Gaia GPS and TrailforksPro, as well as NASTAR courses, event entries, training plans, recipes, and interactive experiences with editors, pro athletes, coaches, and other experts.

Access Changes
For winter 23/24, Taos Ski Valley will no longer require lift reservations and has been added to the Ikon Base Plus Pass. For an additional $220 ($290 CAD) from the Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass holders will now also get five-day access at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. The destination will no longer offer access on the Ikon Base Pass and Ikon Session Pass. Deer Valley Resort will require lift reservations for winter 23/24.

“Ikon Pass now comes with access to over 50 iconic global mountain destinations and new offers from Ikon Pass Travel, Outside+, The North Face and Smith, that will get skiers and riders prepped for winter 23/24,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “Pair these exclusive new offers with established Ikon Pass benefits that offer added value and flexibility, like Friends & Family discounts, pass deferment, food and beverage discounts, and payment plan options, and Ikon Pass holders will be ready for next winter’s good stuff.”

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Get ready for the 23/24 season with Ikon Pass. | Picture: Ikon Pass Twitter Account

Ikon Pass Community Members Benefits

Renewal Discount
For a limited time, renewal discounts are offered to 22/23 Ikon Pass holders for the 23/24 season, with savings of up to $100 ($130 CAD).

Buy Now Ride Now – 2023 Spring Access for New Pass Holders

  • Access available immediately upon purchase: Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snow Valley, Blue Mountain, Snowshoe, Stratton, Sugarbush
  • Access available starting April 3: Solitude, Tremblant
  • Access available starting April 10: Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Palisades Tahoe, Winter Park Resort, Steamboat (April 10-16)
  • 2023 Spring Access is not available on the 23/24 Ikon Session Pass

Ikon Pass First Tracks
Members of the Ikon Pass community can access untouched powder and corduroy before the lifts open one designated morning per month in January, February, and March 2024 at participating destinations during the 23/24 winter season. Ikon Pass First Tracks applies to the 23/24 Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass, and Ikon Session Pass based on pass access.

Payment Plan
For a limited time, lock in an Ikon Pass with Affirm for as low as 0% APR, and split the cost over 3, 6, or 12 months.

Child Pass Promotion
For a limited time, save up to $200 ($280 CAD) on Child passes with the purchase of any Adult pass. 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.

Confidence to Buy
No Hassle Deferral: If a 23/24 Ikon Pass holder decides not to use their pass after purchase, for any reason, by December 14, 2023, they can elect to defer their pass to receive a full credit for the purchase price of their unused 23/24 Ikon Pass to be used toward the purchase of a 24/25 Ikon Pass. Additional coverage options can be purchased through Spot Insurance.

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 16, 2023 – March 3, 2024, Ikon Pass holders will receive a credit toward a 24/25 Ikon Pass based on the percentage of days closed.

Ikon Pass Products


Ikon Pass starting at $1,159 ($1,539 CAD)

Ikon Base Pass starting at $829 ($1,099 CAD)

Ikon Session Pass starting at $259 ($339 CAD)

For more details on all the different pass options and full pricing information, visit the Ikon Pass website. The 23/24 passes will go on sale on March 16, 2023.

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You can see the Matterhorn in Switzerland with the Ikon Pass. | Picture: Matterhorn Paradise Website

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