Compare Multi-Resort Season Passes for the 2019/20 Ski Season
Season ski passes are just for local’s right? – Think again.
If you’re somebody who plans on making more than one trip next ski season, then you’re somebody who should consider buying a season ski pass.
Almost every top resort in North America – including Aspen, Whistler, Park City and Jackson Hole are now a part of a larger pass that allows you to travel to different resorts, in different places for the entire season.
Take a look at these 4 passes, and find out where you can get the most bang for your buck.
First up is the Ikon Pass – ready to take on Vail’s Epic Pass one mountain at a time. If you choose to purchase the Ikon pass you’ll have full, unlimited access to 14 of the most desirable winter destinations across North America including Crystal Mountain Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort. And 7-day access to 26 destinations including Revelstoke, Big Sky Resort, Jackson Hole, Arapahoe Basin and more.
The Ikon Pass itself runs $1049 (or $779 ages 13-22/$399 ages 5-12/$49 ages 4 +under), and the Ikon Base Pass costs $749 (or $559 ages 13-22/$359 ages 5-12/$49 ages 4 and under). Both passes include friends and family benefits, and early booking privileges with 10% off if you book a reservation in the summer months.
Keep in mind the Ikon Base Pass is ideal for skiers and riders who have a flexible travel schedule and like to hit their home mountain frequently, with a trip here or there at legendary Icon Pass destinations a few times a year.
Also, don’t forget to take a look at the 2019/20 Ikon Local Destination Passes and get unlimited access to your favorite resort for less than you spend on lift tickets throughout the season.
Next on our list, and one of the most popular passes available is Vail’s Epic Pass. And it has some pretty epic things going on for the 2019/20 ski season.
For $969 (or $509 ages 5-12) you get unlimited access to 65 different ski resorts, and you’ll have 6 Ski-With-A-Friend (SWAF) tickets already available for friends and family to use. These tickets are already conveniently loaded on to your pass and are discounted from the ticket window price, expect SWAF tickets to fluctuate throughout the season.
*Note: Buddy Tickets are no longer available with Season Pass purchases – Buddy Tickets cannot be redeemed at partner resorts.
There is also a Local’s Epic Pass that runs $719 (or $579 ages 13-18/$379 ages 5-12) and offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Okemo, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Stevens Pass and more. If you want to spend less loot and don’t mind blackout dates then the Local pass is the way to go. It also includes 10 days of holiday-restricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb, plus restricted access to Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood.
If that wasn’t enough to entice you, Sun Valley and Snowbasin will be available to Epic Pass owners for the 2019/20 season to spend 2 days of skiing at either resort.
Hey all you college kids, the Epic Pass also offers an Epic Local College Pass for $649 (Ages 17+). All you need to do is bring your current photo ID and official college school schedule indicating your name and your enrollment in at least 12 credit hours (undergrad) or 6 credit hours (graduate) per semester for the 2019/20 school year.
If the first two don’t quite make the cut for you, maybe the Mountain Collective Pass will.
This unique pass allows you to ski two days each at 18 different dream destinations for a total of 36 days on the mountain. Plus unlimited 50% off single day lift tickets, zero blackout dates and exclusive lodging deals, allowing you a new adventure every time you strap your sticks to your feet.
The Mountain Collective Pass is $489 for adults and $199 for children 12 + under (children must be under 13 at the time of purchase).
If a total of 36 days wasn’t enough, the Mountain Collective Pass also allows two days each at Chamonix in France and Valley Nevado in Chile.
New for the 2019/2020 season is the Indy Pass, looking to keep the spirit of skiing, this pass is a collection of 36 independently-owned resorts from across the country, banding together to take on Vail and Alterra.
This pass is the most affordable on this list at just $199 for anyone 13 and up. This pass allows any skier to take advantage of two free days at any of the resorts on the list, for a total of 72 free days of skiing.
With resorts from Alaska to Vermont, and everywhere in between, including Wisconsin, Utah, and Colorado, this pass is great for those with a home resort that they may buy a season pass to and will easily supplement two days of skiing at the vacation destination of their dreams.
The downside to the Indy Pass is it currently doesn’t have a ton of extra discounts attached to it, as far as lodging or extra tickets, but the pass is in its first season and I am sure those will come with time. Until then, just enjoy the short lift lines and supporting your local resort.
There you have it folks, four ski season passes that are just too good to pass up. Get them while they last, because ski season is on the way they are sure to sell out soon!
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