[sponsored by The Mountain Collective]
Not all of us are lucky enough to be a ski bum.
To live in a mountain town, the resort on our doorstep and the opportunity to ski and ride every day would be great. But, most of us lead city lives and count the days until our trips to the mountains to enjoy the great outdoors.
If you are a city dweller, the Mountain Collective is the perfect pass.
One advantage of urban living is the proximity to an airport.
By purchasing the Mountain Collective early on, at any point during the season and at short notice, you can jump on a plane, or in the car, and be shredding at a world-class destination within hours.
Here are some of the major metropolis’ in the U.S. and how the Mountain Collective is perfect for the skiers and riders living there.
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Living in San Francisco, you are already close to two major destinations. Firstly, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is less than four hours away. With over 6,000 acres, an average of 450” of powder a year, and boasting one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the country, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was voted North America’s best ski resort in 2016. Last season Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows got dumped on to the tune of 728”!
And 4 hours south of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is Mammoth Mountain, California’s highest (11,053ft) four-season resort and playground. With terrain to suit all abilities, Mammoth Mountain is a must visit. Offering an average of 400” annual snowfall, last season Mammoth saw 618” and stayed open right through until August 6th.
At the heart of Colorado, Denver is on the doorstep of Mountain Collective world-class ski destinations Aspen Snowmass and Telluride. Easily fly from Denver to Aspen Snowmass in under half an hour avoiding the dreaded I-70 corridor, and choose from one of their four different mountains, or head a little further south to Telluride in less than 40 mins and ride a resort voted as ‘one of the world’s best‘ by Forbes. Using Denver’s new light rail, you can get from the city center to the slopes in a couple of hours.
From Denver International Airport, (the largest and 6th busiest airport in the United States), you can fly to Salt Lake City in an hour, and be in Alta or Snowbird, the powder capitals of the world, in less than an hour.
From Seattle, you can fly into Kelowna, Canada in less than an hour and get easy access to the amazing Revelstoke with its perfect powder, varied alpine terrain, quaint mountain community and epic heli-skiing. Sun Valley, ID is only an hours flight away for you to enjoy a near lift line–free experience all winter long. Or Calgary, Canada in under two hours and be shredding the beautiful Lake Louise and Banff Sunshine in no time. Fly into Salt Lake City in about 90 mins and be ripping Snowbird and Alta, or in 80 mins arrive in Reno-Tahoe International airport if you want to experience the legendary Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows which is only an hours drive away.
New York City, NY
The Big Apple. The greatest city on earth. And for snow-loving citizens living there, there is no better pass than the Mountain Collective to experience the worlds greatest ski destinations. Fly into Burlington, VT in just 60 mins, and be at Sugarbush in an hour to shred their 4000 acres and six peaks across two mountains. New York is probably one of the handiest cities for heading to Europe. In eight hours you can fly to Geneva and be close to the world famous Chamonix and Mont Blanc, which is included in The Mountain Collective.
As a resident of Chicago, you’ll have quick access to so many of the worlds greatest destinations when you buy the Mountain Collective. A flight time of 95 mins will land you at Jackson Hole airport, and just 14 miles from the awesome steeps of Jackson Hole resort, or Burlington, VT for access to Sugarbush. And a flight time of a little over two hours will land you within minutes of the slopes at prestigious Aspen Snowmass. Or take an early flight, be in Sun Valley within hours, and shred the resort voted #2 in North America by the readers of SKI Magazine.
Los Angeles, CA
LAX has great access to many of the Mountain Collective destinations. Less than an hours flight is Reno-Tahoe airport with a short drive to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Salt Lake City is less than an hour and a half flight, and a quick drive to Alta and Snowbird. Less than two hours will get you to Jackson, WY, and access to the epic Jackson Hole. And if you don’t fancy those world-class destinations, then a flight time of fewer than two hours will put you right at Sun Valley, ready to hit this true skier’s resort.
With The Mountain Collective, city dwellers needn’t miss out on epic powder days and days in the mountains. At short notice, from any major city across the United States, you can be ripping it up in a matter of hours at many world-class destinations.