[sponsored by The Mountain Collective]
So you’re finally doing it, you’ve decided on a season of skiing. You’ve picked your destination and plan on staying there the whole winter, becoming a local and shredding every single day. Only thing is, the snow doesn’t come where you are, whilst the next state over is getting free refills. Daily.
Don’t take that risk, hedge your bets and almost guarantee yourself a winter of blower pow and face shots. Introducing The Mountain Collective (TMC) pass.
The Mountain Collective is an organization that has managed to put together something unique in the world of skiing and riding. With 16 destinations on board in North America, New Zealand, and Australia, as well as affiliates in Japan, Chile, and France, they are offering you the opportunity to:
- Shred more than 56,000 acres of skiable terrain on over 6800” of snow annually
- Hit up Canada, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, France and Chile
- Two free days of skiing at each destination
- Option to purchase day tickets at each destination for 50% off
- Discounts on lodging at all the destinations
The Mountain Collective:
5 continents. Big name destinations.
The world’s greatest road trip. For only $489.
Here’s the full list of the sweetest destinations you can ride, and you only need visit two and the pass has paid for itself:
- Alta Ski Area
- Aspen Snowmass
- Banff Sunshine
- Coronet Peak | The Remarkables, New Zealand
- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
- Lake Louise Ski Resort
- Mammoth Mountain
- Revelstoke Mountain Resort
- Snowbasin Resort (new for 2017/18)
- Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
- Sugarbush Resort (new for 2017/18)
- Sun Valley
- Taos Ski Valley
- Telluride Ski Resort
- Thredbo Alpine Village, Australia
- Chamonix, France
- Valle Nevado, Chile
- Hakuba Valley, Japan
- Niseko United, Japan (new for 2017/18)
And look, we’ve even planned that dream season for you:
January to March are the powder months in North America, so be ready to go at the turn of the year. Begin in the beautiful Canadian Rockies and spend four days shredding Sunshine Village and Lake Louise. Next, head east to Revelstoke, where it tends to snow every day in January so be ready to extend your stay a little. BOOM! The pass has already paid for itself. But we have so many more sweet destinations still to hit.
Now for the U.S. Drive south to Sun Valley, Idaho. From there, it’s a straight shot east to one of the best mountains in the world. Jackson Hole. Don’t need to say much about that place, it kinda speaks for itself. Then gun it south into Colorado and hit Telluride, then back up to Aspen Snowmass. Again, you might want to extend things a little, because these mountains are freakin’ awesome.
After that, go west to California. But first you need a holiday, so go straight to LAX and book a flight to Japan using the savings you already made not buying individual lift tickets. Both Hakuba and Niseko are on the TMC list and there’s nothing like a week of skiing the deepest snow on earth. You’ll need the flight back just to give your quads a break. Fly into LA and it’s Mammoth time. Remember last season? 618” of snow. After you’ve had your fill, drive up the back side of the Sierras to Tahoe and spend a week sending it at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Squaw saw 728” of snow last season…
And let’s not forget Utah. Drive to Salt Lake. From there, it’s Alta, Snowbird, and Snowbasin for a week or three, where you’ll find waist deep turns and a bit of a skier’s paradise.
Still with us? South now, this time to Taos, New Mexico. While it’s often overlooked, when it’s on, Taos is unbeatable. After that, drive to the nearest airport and book a flight east. Vermont is epic, so it’ll be Sugarbush. From there, go to New York and board a plane to Chamonix. The land of Mont Blanc, massive peaks, ski mountaineering, morning espresso and some of the best food and drink you’ll ever have.
After that, you’ll need a break, so head home. Nope, only joking! By the time summer comes around, you’ll have made your way to New Zealand to ski The Remarkables in Queenstown, and Coronet Peak too, it’s right around the corner from the Remarks’. Next, hop over to Oz and spend a few days at Thredbo. Don’t worry if you can’t ski summer too, the pass is still a great deal.
When you’re done there, pack your gear for one final stop: Valle Nevado in Chile. The land of giant mountains, fantastic food, and great people.
The Mountain Collective pass is one of the best value products out there, with endless possibilities. It’s cheap and offers some of the best skiing and riding in the world. And if you can pull off the trip described above, first, you’re a legend and second, you’ll have skied or ridden your way around the world. And even if you don’t, and you only shred North America, you’ll have still had awesome value for money. Your social media feeds will be the envy of everyone.
But don’t wait. Passes are on sale now and there’s limited stock. So visit mountaincollective.com and grab yours today. And remember, you don’t have to make it to every destination, just make it to two different mountains and the pass has paid for itself.
We look forward to your tales and pictures of bottomless powder, epic face shots, amazing scenery, and the road trip to end all road trips.