Indy Pass Adds 2 Popular Resorts in California | Now Offers 106 Resorts Worldwide

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Indy Pass, Mountain High, California,
Another powder day in the San Gabriel Mountains at SoCal’s closest resort, Mountain High.

The co-owned resorts bring Indy Pass to five mountains in the Golden State and 16 on the West Coast

The Indy Pass announced today that two of California’s most popular independent resorts have joined the coalition for the 22/23 season. Mountain High, in SoCal’s San Gabriel Mountains, is now conveniently paired with Snow Valley, while the Bay Area’s Dodge Ridge joins Indy partner China Peak in the Central Sierras. Indy Pass holders from San Francisco to Los Angeles have cause to celebrate as none of the resorts will have any blackout restrictions for Base Pass holders.

“This off-season, we’ve worked very hard to increase our number of Western partnerships, and Mountain High and Dodge Ridge are two outstanding mountains joining our family of resorts. The Indy Pass now has more West Coast U.S. resorts than ALL other passes combined.”

– Indy Pass founder Doug Fish

Dodge Ridge, California, Indy Pass,
The “mushroom caps” in Boulder Canyon make Dodge Ridge a must-visit for powder seekers.

Dodge Ridge, Pinecrest, California

The closest ski resort to the Bay Area, Dodge Ridge is known for its consistent snowpack, family-friendly atmosphere, uncrowded slopes, and some of the best glade skiing in the Sierras. Their new Triple Nugget chairlift will increase access to beginner and intermediate terrain for the upcoming season.

  • Vertical Rise: 1,600 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 8,200
  • Skiable Terrain: 862 acres
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 300-500 inches
  • Total Trails: 67
  • Blackout Days: None
  • Lifts: 12
    • 1 Quad
    • 2 Triple Chairlifts
    • 5 Double Chairlifts
    • 4 Surface Lifts

“As ski conglomerates continue to swallow up independent resorts, locally-owned California ski areas are becoming increasingly rare. We are proud to stand with the hundreds of family-run resorts across the country that offer affordable, uncrowded slopes and a refreshing alternative to the corporate model.”

– Karl Kapuscinski, owner of Mountain High and Dodge Ridge

Mountain High, Wrightwood, California

Discover a world of winter just 90 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. What was once three separate resorts is now a single destination with skiing and snowboarding, tubing, and snow play. The closest resort to Southern California is now within reach of Indy Pass holders everywhere.

  • Vertical Rise: 1,600 feet
  • Summit Elevation:
  • Skiable Terrain: 290 acres
  • Permit Terrain: 515 acres
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 117 inches (23 yr average)
  • Snowmaking: Coverage on 80% of the resort
  • Total Trails: 54
  • Blackout Days: None
  • Lifts: 14
    • 2 High-Speed Quads
    • 2 Quad Chairlifts
    • 2 Triple Chairlifts
    • 5 Double Chairlifts
    • 3 Moving Carpets
indy pass, california,
Who says it never snows in Southern California?

August Payment Plan Ends September 1 – Interest-Free and No Credit Checks

Indy Pass offers an innovative, interest-free payment plan that allows purchasers to make equal monthly payments through December 15th. If purchased by September 1, payments are $49/month for an adult pass and $146/month for a family of four with two kids under 13. No credit check or credit app is needed, and no 3rd-party lenders are involved.

  • Indy Pass 22-23 Pre-Season Prices End September 12th
  • Indy Base Pass – Adult $299, Kids (12-and-under) $139
  • Indy+ Pass – Adult $399, Kids $189 (no blackouts)
  • Indy Base AddOn Pass – Adult $199, Kids $99 (partner and allied resort season passholders only)
  • Indy+ AddOn Pass – Adult $309, Kids $149 (no blackouts)
  • Indy Cross Country (XC) Pass – Adult $69, Kids $29 (no blackouts)

About the Indy Pass

After three seasons, the Indy Pass is the fastest-growing multi-mountain pass in North America. It offers 106 Alpine and Nordic resorts across the US, Canada, and Japan, each providing two days of skiing or riding, and ten Alpine Allied Resorts offering up to 50% discounts on lift tickets. Indy resorts are independent and uniquely authentic; many are owned and operated by multi-generational families.

2022/23 Resorts

Downhill Resorts – 93


  • ALASKA — Eaglecrest Ski Area
  • BRITISH COLUMBIA — Apex Mountain Resort, Manning Park, Sasquatch Mountain
  • CALIFORNIA — China Peak, Dodge Ridge, Mountain High, Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Snow Valley
  • OREGON – Hoodoo, Mt. Ashland
  • WASHINGTON — 49 Degrees North, Ski Bluewood, Hurricane Ridge, Mission Ridge, White Pass


  • ALBERTA — Castle Mountain Resort
  • ARIZONA — Sunrise Park Ski Area
  • COLORADO — Sunlight Mountain Resort
  • IDAHO — Brundage Mountain, Kelly Canyon, Silver Mountain, Tamarack Resort, Pomerelle, Soldier Mountain
  • MONTANA — Blacktail Mountain, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Red Lodge Mountain
  • UTAH — Beaver Mountain, Eagle Point, Powder Mountain
  • WYOMING — Meadowlark Ski Lodge, Snow King Mountain, White Pine Ski Area, Antelope Butte


  • IOWA — Seven Oaks, Sundown Mountain
  • MICHIGAN — Big Powderhorn Resort, Caberfae Peaks, Crystal Mountain, Marquette Mountain, Nubs Nob Ski Resort, Pine Mountain Resort, Shanty Creek, Swiss Valley Ski Area, Tree Tops Resort
  • MINNESOTA — Buck Hill, Detroit Mountain, Lutsen Mountains, Mount Kato, Powder Ridge Winter Recreation, Spirit Mountain
  • SOUTH DAKOTA — Terry Peak Ski Area
  • WISCONSIN — Granite Peak, Little Switzerland, Nordic Mountain, Trollhaugen, Tyrol Basin, The Rock Snowpark


  • CONNECTICUT — Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
  • MASSACHUSETTS — Berkshire East Mountain Resort, Catamount Mountain Resort*
  • MAINE — Saddleback Mountain, BigRock Resort, Black Mountain of Maine
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE — Cannon Mountain, Pats Peak, Black Mountain, Waterville Valley
  • NEW YORK — Catamount Mountain Resort*, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Swain Resort, Snow Ridge Ski Resort, Titus Mountain, West Mountain
  • VERMONT — Bolton Valley Resort, Magic Mountain, Suicide Six, Jay Peak Resort
  • *Catamount straddles NY/MA border


  • NORTH CAROLINA — Cataloochee Ski Area
  • PENNSYLVANIA — Blue Knob Resort, Montage Mountain, Ski Sawmill, Shawnee Mountain
  • TENNESSEE — Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area
  • VIRGINIA — Bryce Resort, Massanutten Resort
  • WEST VIRGINIA — Canaan Valley Ski Resort, Winterplace Ski Resort


  • Geto Kogen – Kitakami, Iwate
  • Aomori Spring, Nishitsugaru District, Ajigasawa
  • Okunakayama Kogen – Ninohe District, Iwate
  • Shimokura/Pandora – Hachimantai, Iwate
  • Tazawako – Semboku, Akita


  • BRITISH COLUMBIA – Sovereign Lakes Nordic Club, Manning Park Resort
  • MAINE – Black Mountain of Maine
  • MICHIGAN — Tree Tops XC
  • MINNESOTA — Mapelap Resort
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE (2) — Waterville Valley Resort, JacksonXC
  • NEW JERSEY — High Point Cross Country Ski Center
  • NEW MEXICO — Enchanted Forest XC
  • VERMONT — Woodstock Nordic Center, Rikert Nordic Center
  • WASHINGTON — 49 Degrees North Nordic Center
  • WEST VIRGINIA — White Grass Touring Center

ALLIED RESORTS – 10 (Discounted Lift Tickets for Passholders)

  • MASSACHUSETTS — Bousquet Mountain
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE — Dartmouth Skiway, King Pine, McIntyre Ski Area, Whaleback Mountain
  • UTAH – Cherry Peak
  • VERMONT — Burke Mountain, Middlebury College Snow Bowl
  • WASHINGTON — Loup Loup Ski Bowl
  • WISCONSIN — Paul Bunyan

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