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AVANT SKI

SEASON PASS
GUIDE

Find the Best Season Pass for the 2021-2022 Season

Choosing a pass is overwhelming, with more than 50 different passes providing access to over 160 resorts globally. Let’s make it easier.

Season passes are more flexible and better value than ever before

Planning to ski for 4 days or more next season? There is a season pass for you. There are 5 major multi-resort passes with access to more than 160 resorts globally. Combined, there are more than 50 pass options providing customization around number of days, resorts, holidays, age and location. More resorts have joined pass networks and window rates for lift tickets have sky rocketed.

 

And we know what you're thinking ... why buy now, who knows what things will look like next year? Never fear - all of the season passes are maintaining insurance programs from last season. Don't wait, the best values are available now!

PASS RECOMMENDER

Quickly see which pass is best for you based on where you want to go and how often you plan to hit the slopes.

Destination Passes Overview

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EPIC PASS by Vail Resorts

87 Resorts, 37 with unlimited access

Resort Highlights 

Colorado: Vail, Beaver Creek, Telluride,
Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte

Utah: Park City, Snowbasin

Northwest: Whistler Blackcomb

Lake Tahoe: Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar

Northeast: Okemo, Stowe

Why we like it: The most access in Colorado, the Northeast and Midwest. Unlimited days at premier resorts in the U.S., Canada and Australia; flexibility to explore Europe and Japan. Epic Mountain Rewards. Save 20% on almost everything (excl. lift passes at Vail resorts). And this year, its 20% less!

Breakeven value: ~8 days / Full; ~7 days / Local; Every day (up to 7) on Epic Day

Insurance Policy: Epic Coverage – full or prorated refund if skiing is affected for any reason. More details here.

Adult Price Starts:

$619

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IKON PASS by Alterra 

47 Resorts, 15 with unlimited access

Resort Highlights

Colorado: Aspen / Snowmass, Steamboat
Arapahoe Basin, Copper, Winter Park

Utah: Deer Valley, Alta, Snowbird

West: Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Taos

S. California: Mammoth 

Lake Tahoe: Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows

Northeast: SugarbushLoon, Killington

Why we like it: So much powder on one pass. Access to amazing destinations globally -- resorts in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and Chile. 

Breakeven value: ~7 days / Full; ~4 days / Local

Insurance Policy: Adventure Assurance – receive a proportional refund should any Ikon resorts close between Dec-10 and Apr-11. Passholders also have the option to defer unused passes to the following season at any time before Dec-9 2021. 

Adult Price Starts:

$879

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MOUNTAIN COLLECTIVE

23 Resorts, 2 days at each

Resort Highlights

CO: Aspen / Snowmass, Arapahoe Basin

Utah:  AltaSnowbird

Northwest: Jackson Hole, SkiBig 3, Taos

California: Squaw / Alpine, Mammoth

W. Canada: Banff Sunshine, Revelstoke 

Northeast: Sugarbush, Sugarloaf

Why we like it: Perfect for exploring several luxurious destinations; ultimate guilt-free variety for jetsetters and millennials - get ready to follow the powder. Best for skiing on holidays - no blackout dates.

Breakeven value: ~4 days; add more value with 50% off additional days at each resort

Covid-19 Policy: No-questions-asked refund policy through August 31, 2021

Adult Price:

$589

 

Destination Passes Comparison

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EPIC PASS by Vail Resorts

87 Resorts, 37 with unlimited access

2021-22 Next Deadlines:

December 5 was final deadline.

Pricing:

               Epic Pass            Epic Local Pass

Adult        $819                     $619

Teen             -                          483

Child         411                       315

Toddler      under 5, ski free with adult

# of Resorts on the Pass:

87 on Full Pass, 37 with unlimited access

47 on Epic Local, 18 with unlimited access

Pass Perks:

  • Epic Passes are 20% off compared to last season, but no renewal discount

  • $49 down to lock in lowest rates, pay in full in mid-Sept 

  • Receive buddy tickets and Ski With a Friend (SWAF) tickets with 20-25% savings vs. window rates

  • Epic Rewards — save 20% on almost everything at Vail Resorts

 

Special Pricing For:

  • Military — Epic Pass starting at $169
  • Currently enrolled College students, $535 for local pass

  • Epic Day Passes - Learn More

  • Regional Pass options

    • Northeast Value (16 resorts)

    • Tahoe Local (9 resorts)

    • Tahoe Value​ (3 resorts)

    • Summit (2 resorts)

    • Keystone Plus (3 resorts)

    • Epic Australia (3 resorts)

    • 4 Single Resort Pass options

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IKON PASS by Alterra 

47 Resorts, 15 with unlimited access

2021-22 Next Pricing Deadline:

December 9

Pricing:

               Ikon Pass            Ikon Base Pass

Adult     $1,149                     $879

Teen          869                        679

Child         379                        339

Toddler      149                          99

# of Resorts on the Pass:

47 on Full Pass, 15 with unlimited access

47 on Ikon Base, 15 with unlimited access

Pass Perks:

  • ​Renewing Ikon Pass Holders save $50; Base Pass holders save $40

  • Save up to $200 per child's passes with the purchase of adult passes

  • New Pass holders can ski for free this spring at select resorts

  • Buy now and split the payments over 3, 6 or 12 months with no interest 

  • Includes access to advanced reservations for CMH Heli-Skiing​

  • 8 days for Friends & Family (Base); 10 days  Full25% savings vs. window rates

  • 10 - 15% off retail and food & beverage at select resorts (mostly those with unlimited access)

  • Discounts on lodging and lesson packages at selected resorts

 

Special Pricing For:

  • College
  • Nurses
  • Military
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MOUNTAIN COLLECTIVE

23 Resorts, 2 days at each

2021-22 Sales Began:

March 26, 2021, Limited Availability

Pricing:

               Mountain Collective

Adult        $589                  

Teen           489                       

Child          169                      

Toddler          -                        

# of Resorts on the Pass:

23 resorts, 2 days at each

Pass Perks:

  • ​Receive a bonus third day at your choice resort when you buy early

  • 50% off single day lift tickets for pass holders after the first 2 days are used (excluding global affiliates)

  • No blackout dates

 

Special Pricing For:

  • None

EPIC FOR EVERYONE DETAILS

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DAY PASS

Epic Day Passes

Adult (23+) 

               Reg.     Peak 

1 Day     $112 | $133 

4 Day       415 |   493

7 Day       667 |   789

      

Child (5 - 12)

1 Day     $  59 | $  69  

4 Day       216 |   251

7 Day       356 |   403

  • The best deal around for holiday skiing or riding for a limited (up to 7) number of days

  • All day passes have access to 17 resorts

  • 4-Day+ passes have access to 26 resorts

  • Discounts up to 50% off window rates, even over holidays 

 

REGIONAL Passes 

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INDY PASS

80 Resorts, 2 Days at each

Primary Regions

West, Midwest, East

Resort Highlights by Region

West: Powder Mountain, UT; Beaver Mt, UT; Brundage, ID; Red Lodge MT, Snow King, WY

Midwest: Big Powderhorn, MI; Nordic Mountain, WI; Tyrol Ski Area, WI, Granite Peak, WI

East: Jay Peak, VT; Magic Mountain, VT; Shawnee, PA; Massanutten, VA; Suicide Six, VT; Bolton Valley, VT, Catamount, NY

Adult Price Starts:

$299

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POWER PASS

8 Resorts with unlimited access, 3 days each at the others

Primary Regions

Southwest Rockies (CO, AZ, NM)

Resort Highlights by Region

Colorado: Purgatory, Hesperus

Utah: Nordic Valley

Southwest: Sipapu, Snowbowl

*Check back, new parters TBD

Why we like it: Visit the slopes regularly with unlimited access to your local resort and take a few trips to partner destinations such as Loveland & Monarch Mountain

Breakeven value: ~8 - 12 days / Full; ~5 - 7 days / Local

Adult Price Starts:

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ADD-ON PASSES 

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POWDER ALLIANCE

16 Resorts, 1 unlimited access, 3 days each at the other 15

Primary Regions

West (Rockies, Sierras, Southwest) 

Resort Highlights by Region

Colorado: Monarch

Califonia: Sugar Bowl, Sierra at Tahoe

Northwest: Steven's Pass, Whitewater

Why we like it: Enjoy the benefits of an Anytime Season Pass at your "home" mountain and add variety to your routine with a few long weekends at "neighboring" resort

Breakeven value: Depends on Season Pass cost, ~ 8 - 10 days

Adult Price:

$450-$900

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FREEDOM PASS

19 Resorts, 1 unlimited access, 3 days each at the other 18

Primary Regions

Rockies, Northeast

Resort Highlights by Region

Colorado: Purgatory, Hesperus

Southwest: Nordic Valley, Snowbowl

VT/NH: Bolton Valley, Magic Mountain, Whaleback, Dartmouth Skiway 

Why we like it: Unlimted access to your home resort and take a long weekends at resorts across the U.S. - explore from New England, to the Southwest Rockies and even Eaglecrest, Alaska

Breakeven value: ~8 - 12 days / Full; ~5 - 7 days / Local

Adult Price:

$499 -599

 

Regional / ADD-on Passes Comparison

 Additional Value

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Pass Type

Early Deadline

Price (by age)

 Adult

 Teen 

 Child

 Toddler

Resorts by the Numbers

 Total

 Unlimited Access

Power Pass

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$699 (Age 37+)

 199    (13 - 18)

149    (11 - 12)

     Free      (0 - 10)

8

8

Local Power Pass

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$449 (Age 25+)

 -

 -

    Free     (0 - 10)

8

 4

Any Time Season Pass 

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~$450 - $900

 (Depends on 

season pass price for base resort)

16

 1

Any Time Season Pass 

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~$499 - $599

 (Depends on 

season pass price for base resort)

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  • There are 19 different resorts with Any Time Season Passes in the Freedom Pass

  • 5 of the resorts are also affiliated with the Power Pass

  • Check with individual resort where purchasing season pass

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  • Full pass has special tiered pricing for young adults ages 19 - 26, starting at $299 

  • Children under 10 ski free (at 5 resorts - Purgatory, Hesperus, Snowbobwl, PaJaRito, Sipapu)

  • There are 2 Power Pass options

  • Full Power Pass holders get 3 days at each of the 5 partner resorts 

  • Local Power Pass Plus also includes 3 days at Snowbowl, AZ

Pass Option Details

Special pricing

  • No blackout dates for unlimited resorts

  • Receive 6 tickets for 30% off of lift tickets at the 6 mountains (Purgatory, Hesperus, Snowbobwl, PaJaRito, Sipapu, Nordic Valley)

  • 50% off 1- day lift tickets after first 3 days at Powder Alliance partners

  • 25% off window rates at other partners

  • No blackouts 

  • There are 16 different resorts with Any Time Season Passes in the Powder Alliance

  • Check with individual resort where purchasing season pass

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