Why The Mountain Collective is ‘The Golden Ticket’ for San Francisco Bay Area Skiers and Riders

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(Sponsored By: The Mountain Collective)

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Live in the San Francisco Bay Area? The Mountain Collective is the Golden Ticket for you. Credit: northeastern.edu

The Mountain Collective is the best pass money can buy for skiers and riders all over the world. With access to 16 world-class destinations, there is no other pass that offers you the wide variety of terrain, conditions, and flexibility to experience powder days all winter, and summer, long.

And if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, then the Mountain Collective is, without a doubt, the Golden Ticket for you.

Miles Clark shredding the POW at Squaw Valley.

First off, right there in California, are two world-class destinations. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is less than 4 hours away. With over 6,000 acres, an averaging 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. Squaw Valley has a vibrant ski culture and mountain energy that spans from village to peak, whilst Alpine Meadows Resort is a beautiful playground for families and thrill-seekers alike, where the skiing and riding experience always comes first. Last season Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows got dumped on to the tune of 728”!

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Mammoth, CA, saw record snowfall last La Nina. More of the same, please. Credit: TMC Facebook

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.

With your Mountain Collective pass you can take advantage of 20% off accommodation at both these resorts, and make it a snow-filled, week-long trip away from the Bay area.

Explore California, hit these resorts, and stay away for a few nights and the Mountain Collective pass will have paid for itself. But why stop there…?

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Aspen Snowmass, CO. Easily accessible from the Bay Area. Credit: TMC Facebook

Just an Uber away from downtown San Francisco is the International Airport (SFO). The second busiest airport in California, this is your golden gateway to powder stashes across North America and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia. And which pass gives you access to world-class destinations across North America, Europe, and Asia? That’s right, The Mountain Collective does.

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Alta, UT. The powder capital of the world. Credit: TMC Facebook

At less than the price of gas for the road trip, you can fly early to Salt Lake City and shred the powder capitals of the world, Alta, and Snowbird before lunchtime. For less than you spend on coffee in a month, you can fly return to Denver and forget all about the Bay Area, at Aspen Snowmass and Telluride.

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Jackson Hole, WY. Fly from SFO to Jackson and head to Jackson Hole. Credit: TMC Facebook

The Sierras don’t offer you enough steeps? Then hop on a plane at SFO, get off at Jackson, WY, and after a short ride to Jackson Hole you’ll be ripping down steep runs in the Tetons all day long. How about flying north, to Calgary, and after a 2.5-hour flight, head to Banff and Lake Louise. A week-long trip, exploring the beautiful Canadian Rockies, before heading back to the craziness of San Francisco.

Right from your San Francisco doorstep, you can have access to all of these world-class destinations right across North America, and all available on just one pass.

Fortunately for you, though, from SFO you can also fly internationally. Fly into Geneva and ski the world famous Chamonix, or head east to Sapporo, Japan, and ski the deepest powder on earth at Niseko. In the summer months, escape the heat of the Bay Area and fly to Santiago, Chile for easy access to Valle Nevado.

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Valle Nevado, Chile. Escape the unbearable San Fran summer. Credit: TMC Facebook

You can also reach the other side of the world; land in Sydney, Australia, to ski Thredbo, or Queenstown, New Zealand to ride Coronet Peak/The Remarkables. Whilst your buddies are barely surviving the summer heat back in the Bay Area, you can be making snowy turns on the other side of the world.

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Feel like a winner! Anybody can own one of these ‘Golden Tickets’ for superb value. Credit: gelatomessina.com

If you live in the Bay Area, don’t ski or ride in just California alone. You need to experience world-class destinations across North America, and worldwide.

For this, The Mountain Collective is ‘The Golden Ticket’ for San Francisco Bay Area skiers and riders.


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