Indy Pass Adds 5 New Resorts and Reduced Blackout Days For Next Season

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Five new partners join the Indy coalition and a newly named Indy Base Pass will feature reduced restrictions at 27 of 92 resorts. Shown here is the newly added resort Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania. | Photo courtesy of Indy Pass

The Indy Pass announced today that its primary pass will be rebranded the Indy Base Pass, and will provide two days at each resort subject to a reduced number of blackout days at 29 resorts. The Indy+ Pass will remain unrestricted at all resorts.

80 of 81 resorts from last season return to join three new unrestricted downhill resorts: Ski Bluewood-WA, Kelly Canyon-ID, Ski Sawmill-PA, and two cross country resorts: Rikert Nordic Center-VT and Enchanted Forest XC-NM. Ski Marmot Basin, AB is not renewing.

“We are thrilled to welcome five new resorts from some of our strongest regions, said founder Doug Fish. By adding density in the Pacific Northwest, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, Indy passholders have even more uncrowded and affordable skiing and riding options. We’re also thrilled to welcome our first resort in New Mexico.”

Kelly Canyon Resort – Ririe, ID

Located in the Targhee National Forest, Kelly Canyon features 1200 vertical feet and four chair lifts to go with 200 inches of fluffy Rocky Mountain powder. The resort is family-focused and adds incredible value for locals and travelers who can sample five other Indy resorts within a three-hour drive.

Ski Bluewood – Dayton, WA

Explore nearly 400 acres and 1100 vertical feet of lift-served terrain at the second-highest base elevation in Washington. Enjoy 24 trails, three terrain parks, best-in-class tree skiing, and snow-cat-accessible powder runs. You’ll also find multiple dining options including a grill, coffee bar, pub, and a yurt at the summit.

Ski Sawmill – Morris, PA

Ski Sawmill is a family-run resort in north-central PA with five lifts, tubing, a terrain park, and night skiing, plus onsite lodging with jacuzzi rooms. The area features 515 vertical feet and nearly 100% snowmaking across its 13 trails. Ski Sawmill is less than three hours from five other Indy resorts in Pennsylvania and Western New York.

Rikert Nordic Center – Ripton, VT

Explore over 55 km of terrain perfect for skate and classic skiing, snowshoeing, and fat-biking at Rikert Nordic Center. Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, just 20 minutes from Middlebury, Rikert has picturesque trails featuring forest, farm fields, stone walls, and even Robert Frost’s summer cabin. Enjoy trails that have trained national champions and generations of family skiers.

Enchanted Forest XC – Red River, NM

Enchanted Forest is New Mexico’s premier destination for cross-country skiing. With 33 km of trails, 15 km of snowshoe trails, and 5 km of “dog-friendly” trails, this charming area also has great access to miles of backcountry terrain. Enchanted Forest has a rich history of bringing skiing to New Mexico dating back to 1970 and continues to offer great conditions and varied trails for all cross country skiers.

Fewer Blackouts Simplified into Four Periods

Total blackout days on the Indy Base Pass have actually been reduced by 7% compared to last season. All blackouts have also been consolidated into four intuitive periods.

  • December 24 – January 2 (21 Resorts)
  • January 14-16 and February 18-20 (23 Resorts)
  • Saturdays: December 24 – March 11 (11 Resorts)
  • Sundays: December 25 – March 12 (5 Resorts)

For a complete list of resorts and their corresponding blackout days please visit:

Indy Pass 22/23 Blackout Dates by Resort

“We decided to rebrand the Indy Base Pass to help distinguish it from our unrestricted, premium Indy+ Pass, said founder, Doug Fish. All of our regions enjoy 100+ days per season and with our growing list of 92 resorts, Indy Base Passholders have numerous opportunities to enjoy uncrowded slopes using the lowest-priced pass on the planet.”

21/22 vs. 22/23 Blackout Comparisons

Dropped All Blackouts

Saddleback Mountain, Blacktail Mountain, Sundown Mountain

New Blackouts for 22/23

Antelope Butte, Berkshire East, Buck Hill, Catamount, Eaglecrest Ski Area, Pats Peak, Red Lodge Montana, Suicide Six

Reduced Blackouts

Beaver Mountain, Cannon Mountain, Mission Ridge, Powder Mountain, Sasquatch Mountain, White Pass

Still NO Blackouts

Jay Peak, Bolton Valley, Tamarack Resort, Spirit Mountain, plus 60 more.

ALERT: Next Indy price increase could hit $50

In order to maintain our uncrowded slopes and lodges and provide a minimum per-visit payout for our partner resorts, Indy Pass prices will increase by $20 to $50 depending on the volume of total early-bird sales through May 17th. New pricing will be announced on May 18th.

Indy Pass 22-23 Early Bird Prices END May 17th

Indy Base Pass – Adult $279, Kids (12-and-under) $119

Indy+ Pass – Adult $379, Kids $169 (no blackouts)

Indy Base AddOn Pass – Adult $189, Kids $89 (partner resort season passholders)

Indy+ AddOn Pass – Adult $289, Kids $139

Indy Base Switch Pass – Adult $259, Kids $109 (Mega Passholders only)

Indy+ Switch Pass – Adult+ $359, Kids+ $159

Indy Cross Country (XC) Pass – Adult $69, Kids $29 (no blackouts)

Interest-Free, No-Credit Payment Plan

Indy Pass offers an innovative, interest-free payment plan that allows purchasers to make equal monthly payments through December 15th. If purchased by May 1, payments are less than $31/month for an adult pass and $88/month for a family of four with two kids under 13. No credit check or credit app is needed and no lenders/banks are involved.

About the Indy Pass:

After three seasons, the Indy Pass has become the fastest-growing multi-mountain pass in North America. It offers 92 Alpine and Nordic resorts across the US, Canada, and Japan, each providing two days of skiing or riding for an affordable price. Indy resorts are independent and uniquely authentic, and many are owned and operated by multi-generational families. 

22/23 RESORTS

DOWNHILL RESORTS – 83

PACIFIC REGION – 14

ALASKA — Eaglecrest Ski Area

BRITISH COLUMBIA — Apex Mountain Resort, Manning Park, Sasquatch Mountain

CALIFORNIA — China Peak, Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Snow Valley

OREGON – Hoodoo, Mt. Ashland

WASHINGTON — 49 Degrees North, Ski Bluewood, Hurricane Ridge, Mission Ridge, White Pass

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION – 18

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 — Snow King Mountain, White Pine Ski Area, Antelope Butte

MIDWEST REGION – 20

IOWA — Seven Oaks, Sundown Mountain

MICHIGAN — Big Powderhorn Resort, Caberfae Peaks, Crystal Mountain, Pine Mountain Resort, Shanty Creek, Swiss Valley Ski Area

MINNESOTA — Lutsen Mountains, Spirit Mountain, Powder Ridge Winter Recreation, Detroit Mountain, Buck Hill

SOUTH DAKOTA — Terry Peak Ski Area

WISCONSIN — Granite Peak, Little Switzerland, Nordic Mountain, Trollhaugen, Tyrol Basin, The Rock Snowpark

EASTERN REGION – 17

CONNECTICUT — Mohawk Mountain Ski Area

MASSACHUSETTS — Berkshire East Mountain Resort, Catamount Mountain Resort*

MAINE — Saddleback Mountain

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

MID-ATLANTIC REGION – 10

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

JAPAN TOHOKU REGION – 4

Okunakayama Kogen – Ninohe District, Iwate

Geto Kogen – Kitakami, Iwate

Shimokura/Pandora – Hachimantai, Iwate

Tazawako – Semboku, Akita

CROSS COUNTRY RESORTS – 9

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Sovereign Lakes Nordic Club

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

WEST VIRGINIA — White Grass Touring Center

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