It’s time to start thinking about a season pass for next year. Alterra Mountain Company and Vail Resorts each offer access to more than 25 mountain resorts, located throughout the U.S. and Canada. Both season passes are a great value and include many added benefits. It all comes down to the proximity to your home, vacation plans, and which slopes you enjoy the most. To make your decision a little easier, we have broken down the season passes being offered to compare side by side.
IKON PASS offered by Alterra Mountain Company
27 Mountain Destinations (12 Unlimited Access and 15 Limited Access)
This pass offers access to iconic winter destinations throughout North America. Resorts are located in the East, West, Rockies and Canada.
Mountains with unlimited access and no blackout dates include: Blue Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain, Eldora Resort, June Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, Snowshoe, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Steamboat, Stratton, Tremblant, and Winter Park Resort
Partner destinations grant 7-day access to Ikon Passholders. The days do not have to be used consecutively. These resorts include: Big Sky Resort, Deer Valley, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Killington Resort, Revelstoke, and Sugarbush
Passholders are given 7-day combined access to: Alta/Snowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine/Lake Louise/Mt. Norquay, and Sunday River/Sugarloaf/Loon Mountain Resort
The Ikon Pass provides a 15% discount on all food, beverage, and retail products purchased from a destination-owned property. 10 friends and family lift tickets are available at a 25% discount off the window rate.
EPIC PASS offered by Vail Resorts
26 Mountain Destinations (15 Unlimited Access and 11 Limited Access)
The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding with no blackout dates.
All access resorts include: Afton Alps, Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Heavenly, Keystone, Kirkwood, Mt Brighton, Northstar, Park City, Perisher, Stowe, Vail, Whistler Blackcomb, and Wilmot
Partner destinations grant 7-day access to: Crested Butte, Mount Sunapee, Okemo and Telluride. There is a 50% discount on lift tickets after all 7 days are used.
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies offer 7 days with no restrictions. Resorts include: Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Mont-Sainte Ann, Nakiska, and Stoneham
Access to 30 European resorts and 9 resorts at Hakuba Valley in Japan.
Season pass holders are enrolled in the Epic Pass Club. This includes access to exclusive discounts, events, and news. Food discounts, lodging deals, buddy tickets, and giveaways are a few of the benefits. Vail Resorts will donate $1 to the Wounded Warrior Project for every season pass sold.
16 Mountain Destinations
The Mountain Collective Pass grants 2-day access to: Alpine Village, Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky, Coronet Peak, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Revelstoke, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Sugarbush, Sun Valley, Taos, and Thredbo
Day lift tickets are available for a 50% discount at included resorts. A bonus third day is available at one of the resorts.
All of these resorts offer unique terrain, for all skill levels, to create great skiing or snowboarding adventures. Contact us today for help on deciding which season pass is right for you.