LOS ANGELES, CA – Being a skier or snowboarder and living in Southern California is about to have some major perks thanks to the new IKON Pass that offers unlimited skiing at Mammoth Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort & June Mountain. For someone looking to put a little more windshield time chasing snow the IKON pass also gets unlimited skiing at the best resort in Lake Tahoe; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.
Skiing in California can be sort of hit or miss, so what makes this ski pass so special?
IKON PASS: Offering unlimited access to 12 destinations plus 7-days and 7-days combined at 13 destinations, with zero blackout dates, and a starting price of $899.
A season pass to Mammoth Mountain including June, Bear and Snow Summit currently cost $999 compare that to the IKON Pass at $899 and the savings quickly become apparent.
How Can you actually use this pass?
Here’s where the deal gets good, at any of the following resorts you can ski throughout the entire season with no blackout dates thanks to your IKON Pass: Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, June Mountain, Stratton, Snowshoe Mountain, Tremblant, and Blue Mountain offer unlimited skiing.
Where the following resorts allow 7 days of skiing with an IKON Pass with No blackout dates: Deer Valley Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Killington Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort
And 7 days of skiing, combined at the following resorts:
Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, AltaSnowbird, SkiBig3: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain
With easy access from LAX to numerous world class ski destinations on this list, skiers and snowboarders in Southern California should start loading up on their airline miles now. There are currently direct flights from Los Angeles to Jackson Hole, Steamboat, Aspen and all the other places you’ll want to be come next winter.
For destination skiers looking to find the best snow at some of the best locations around North America, the IKON Pass is a must have. This pass will also most likely sell well with locals at different ski resorts as the price of the IKON Pass seems, at-least in Mammoth’s case to be less than the cost of a Mammoth Individual ski pass.
The best part?
The IKON Pass will be available for sale starting March 6th, 2018 at ikonpass.com If you purchase an IKON Kids Pass by April 9, 2018 the cost is ONLY $199 with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Pass.
It will be interesting to see how Vail Resorts and the Mountain Collective attempt to compete with this pass over the next couple weeks with their pass offerings for the 2018/19 season. For now the IKON Pass seems to be the best ski pass the industry has ever seen..
Ikon Pass Destinations by Location
California: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort
Colorado: Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, Eldora Mountain Resort
Maine: Sugarloaf, Sunday River
Montana: Big Sky Resort
New Hampshire: Loon Mountain
Utah: Deer Valley Resort, AltaSnowbird
Vermont: Stratton, Killington Resort, Sugarbush Resort
West Virginia: Snowshoe
Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3
Ontario, Canada: Blue Mountain
Quebec, Canada: Tremblant
British Columbia: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures