This is what we have all been waiting for! Ever since the Alterra Mountain Company purchased the Steamboat Ski Resort and 13 other Iconic destination resorts across North America we knew they would be launching a game changer to compete with Vail’s Epic Pass. I think most of you would agree, that they did not disappoint. They not only included the 14 major resorts under Alterra’s umbrella, but they also teamed up with 24 other destination resorts so your Ikon Pass will give you access to a total of 38 major resorts across North America. These include Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Alta & Snowbird, Revelstoke and many more!
What does this mean for your family and friends? Big savings at the lift ticket window and the more you ski or ride the more money you will save! If you have not noticed, lift ticket pricing at the window for most major ski resorts has climbed up to $200/day for an adult lift ticket during the prime season. So if you purchase a new Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass and ski a few weekends at a resort near you and then take a ski vacation to Steamboat, Jackson Hole or Big Sky, etc. you will quickly start saving money and enjoy more days of the steep and deep!
They also created 2 passes for you to choose from. There is the IKON PASS which gives you unlimited access with no blackout restrictions to Steamboat and 13 other ski destinations owned by Alterra, plus limited (usually seven days) access to 23 other partner destinations, also with no blackout dates. The second pass option is the IKON BASE PASS which gives you unlimited access to 12 ski areas including Winter Park, Copper and Eldora in Colorado, plus others in California, West Virginia and Canada. You’re allowed 5 days access with blackout restrictions to Steamboat, Mammoth in California, Deer Valley, Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Vermont’s Sugarbush, Stratton and Killington, Revelstoke in British Columbia, plus a total of five days at these mountain groups: AspenSnowmass, AltaSnowbird, SkiBig3 in Alberta, and Sunday River, Loon Mountain and Sugarloaf in New England. Blackout dates are between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, as well as the holiday weekends in January and February.
If you’re planning to purchase a pass for a child 12 and under, and you’ve purchased an adult pass, you’ll pay a discounted price for a kids full pass. The child on your pass is not required to actually be related to you, which could come in handy for certain groups.