Alternative Multi-Resort Passes: Big Terrain, Small Crowds, Dream Destinations

Katy Shipley | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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When all you care about is the steep and deep in Washington, the Cascadia Pass is all you need. Image: Cascadia Pass

With the spotlight fixed on Ikon and Epic passes these days, what about the smaller collectives?  It’s time to show some love for those who embody the local feel, and include some multi-resort perks as well.

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The Mountain Collective Pass is every hungry powder hound’s dream. Plan an epic road trip around 16 dream destinations. Image: Mountain Collective

Since Ikon announced it’s existence, multi-resort benefits are now an important feature for most buyers.  Resorts all over North America have teamed up to join the multi-resort market and keep up with the big boys.   It’s no surprise Ikon and Epic dominate the market with impressive lists of destinations.  However, these smaller collectives have some great terrain that is often paired with a fraction of the crowds.

18-19 Multi-Resort Pass Options:

  • Powder Alliance – Purchase a season pass to any participating Powder Alliance Resort and visit the rest up to three times, non-holiday. Day tickets are free midweek, half price on weekends.
  • Freedom Pass – A pass add-on at Fourteen soul-filled ski areas across the United States. Buy a pass at a participating mountain, take it to any other mountain on the pass, and get three free days of skiing.
  • Cascadia Pass – A pass add on that is geared towards locals living in the Puget Sound who want to explore other local mountains while still having a season pass at their home mountain. Visit one of the other participating resorts and receive three free day tickets to each.
  • Silverton’s Spring Unguided Pass: A season pass to Silverton, CO with three free days at participating resorts.
  • PEAK Pass – 7 Northeast Resorts, 1 Pass.  Options vary from unlimited access to midweek only.
  • Power Pass – Unlimited skiing at six mountains with no blackout dates.  The pass also includes 3 free lift tickets at participating resorts.
  • White Mountain Superpass – Unlimited skiing at four New Hampshire resorts.
  • New England Pass – Access to Sunday River, Loon Mountain and Sugarloaf with one season pass.
  • Mountain Collective – A pass that offers 2 days at the collective destinations plus a third day at the destination of your choice.

Access to multiple destinations promotes travel and experiencing new resorts.  Everyone loves their home mountain, but the ability to chase the best conditions around North America is a good option.  Many of these passes provide a great way to get in the most days in the most places for the best price.

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Small crowds, big perks. Smaller mountain collectives and alliances are teaming up to offer other multi-resort options besides Ikon and Epic. Image: Powder Alliance

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