The Go-To Source for Multi-Resort Ski Passes for 2022-23

All of the latest season pass details in one place.


From Beaver Creek, Keystone and Park City to Mount Snow, Okemo and Wilmot...no matter your favorite ski destination, Avant Ski has all of the latest ski season pass details in one place.


Welcome to the Avant Ski Season Pass Update tracker! Passes for the 2022-23 season are on sale now! The Indy Pass kicked off pass sales for the 22-23 season on March 2. The Ikon Pass announced BIG changes and details for next season's pass on March 3 and sales began March 10. Mountain Collective sales began March 15. Epic Pass announced pricing and began sales on March 21.


Here you can find all of the details on season pass prices, resort access, Covid-19 inspired insurance coverage programs and deadlines to purchase passes. Plus, once you’ve purchased your pass, we’ve partnered with Fora to help you iron out all of your other travel plans – all while unlocking exclusive perks & upgrades at no extra cost.


Bottom line: Don't wait. The earlier you buy your pass, the less you pay. Day passes at major resorts are rapidly approaching the $250/day mark. Anyone thinking of skiing or riding for more than 3 days, should consider a pass. Anyone thinking of skiing or riding for more than 3 days, should consider grabbing a pass for the ski season. Plus, passholder insurance programs mitigate risks, so don’t wait until you hit the mountain to buy your lift ticket!


Visit our Season Pass Guide for an in-depth comparison of all of the season pass options. Or let us do all of the hard work with our personalized pass recommendation tool.


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Last Updated: June 2, 2022


 

Epic Pass (Vail Resorts)

2022-23 sales began March 21.


Brought to you by Vail Resorts, the Epic Pass offers skiers a season pass to many premier ski resorts around the world. This means access to Colorado resorts like Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Crested Butte, Utah’s Park City, Vermont’s Stowe and Okemo and Mt. Brighton in Michigan.

Other notable resorts included on the Epic Pass are Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar in Lake Tahoe, California, Stevens Pass in Washington and Mt Sunapee in New Hampshire. Mountain lovers rejoice: Seven days at Telluride Ski Resort are on the Full Pass and the local pass even includes ten days at Whistler Blackcomb!

The standard Epic Pass will get you unlimited access with no blackout dates at 38 North American resorts while the Epic Local Pass offers unlimited access to 25 resorts and 10 days total at other Vail Resorts’ mountains. The Epic Day Pass grants skiers one to seven day options and is a great alternative for those planning a shorter vacation.


Bottom Line on Pricing: Epic pass prices are up just over 7% for next season. This comes after a 20% reduction and return to 2015-2016 levels for the 2021-22 season.


Price: Epic Pass – $859

Epic Local Pass – $639

Northeast Value Pass – $524

Tahoe Local Pass – $545


Next Deadline: TBD - estimated late August/early September


Second Deadline: Purchase by May 30 to receive 2 buddy passes (passed)


First Deadline: Purchase by April 21 to receive 10 buddy passes (passsed)


Renewal Discount: None, Epic Pass Pricing is still at a relative discount with no renewal discounts.


What's New: Minor changes to the resort portfolio and a new tier of Epic Day Passes.

  • Snowbasin, UT and Sun Valley, ID are have left the Epic Pass and joined the Ikon Pass

  • Three resorts in Western Pennsylvania - Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, and Laurel will join the Epic Pass. Vail acquired these resorts last year.

  • A new, less expensive tier of Epic Day passes. This tier has access to 22 of the resorts int he Vail portfolio and can be purchases for as little as $38/day for up to 7 days

Pass Insurance Is Here to Stay: Vail introduced "Epic Coverage" – a covid-inspired insurance policy that offers prorated cash refunds (rather than credit towards next season's pass). This will remain for the 2022-23 season.


Epic Coverage is split into two categories: Qualifying Personal Events and Covered Resort Closures.

  • If a qualifying personal event (such as injury, illness, or qualifying job loss) occurs, passholders will receive a prorated refund in accordance with the number of days skied.

  • If any Vail Resorts experience closures during the season, passholders will receive a prorated refund based on the percentage of potential ski days lost. Passholders must choose whether they would like to cover a specific week, or the entire 'core season' (between Thanksgiving and Easter). They must also choose whether to cover a preferred resort, or all resorts.


A full breakdown of how to optimize coverage can be found here. Scroll down to the FAQ selection and read under the "Epic Coverage Refunds" dropdown.


Lots of details, but the bottom line is that if some reason you're unable to make full use of your Epic Pass (less than 7 days), you're probably covered to some degree.


Want to learn more about the Epic Pass? Check out our comprehensive Epic Pass Guide here.


 

Ikon Pass

Sales began March 10


The Ikon Pass offers unlimited access—with no blackout dates—to 14 top ski resorts including Steamboat, Mammoth Mountain and Copper, and up to seven days at 35 iconic resorts including Aspen Snowmass, Alta and Jackson Hole. Plus, it offers access to some lesser-talked-about gems like Arapahoe Basin in Colorado and international resorts including Niseko United in Japan, Zermatt in Switzerland and Australia’s Thredbo.


Price: Ikon Pass – $1,179

Ikon Base Pass Plus – $1,069 (includes 6 additional destinations)

Ikon Base Pass – $869

Ikon Session Pass – $449 for 4 days


Next Deadline to Purchase: TBD, estimated summer 2022


Early Deadline to Purchase: Purchase before April 22 to save $100 and receive renewal discounts (passed)


Renewal Discount: $100 off for renewing Ikon Pass holders, $50 off for renewing Ikon Base Pass holders. Renewal discounts and child savings ended April 21.


What's New: A lot! The Ikon Pass now has 50 partner resorts!

  • Snowbasin, UT and Sun Valley, ID are joining the Ikon Pass and the Ikon Pass Plus, they were previously Epic Pass Partners. Full Pass holders will receive 7, unrestricted days at each

  • Expanded European Access -- France's Chamonix is now an Ikon Pass Partner with 7, unrestricted days on the Full Pass and 5 with blackouts on the Base Pass

  • Snowbasin, Sun Valley and Chamonix, will NOT be part of the Ikon Session Pass

  • Snowbird will be considered an individual destination on the Ikon Base Pass (following Alta's move to the Base Plus Pass). Alta-Snowbird remains a single destination on the full Ikon Pass with combined 7 day access

  • Arapahoe Basin will now allow 5 days of unrestricted access (no blackouts) to Base Pass Holders

  • The Full Ikon Pass will no longer serve as a season pass for Crystal Mountain. It will become a standard Ikon Pass Partner with 7, unrestricted days on the Full Pass and 5 with blackouts on the Base Pass


Base Pass Plus: For an extra $200, up from $150 last year, Ikon Pass Plus holders receive 5 day access with blackout dates to 6 additional resorts that are not on the Base Pass as follows:

  • Jackson Hole and Aspen (same as last season)

  • Alta and Deer Valley (new to the Plus program)

  • Snowbasin and Sun Valley (new Ikon Pass partners and new to plus program)

What is staying the same? Ikon is retaining all of its partners from the 2021-22 season.


Adventure Assurance: Ikon Pass will continue to offer Adventure Assurance for the 2022/23 passes. This program was introduced in 2020 in response to Covid-19. Unused passes can be rolled over to the following season any time prior to December 8, 2022.


The Session Pass: This pass offers up to 4 days in total at 37 resorts globally. Session pass holders will not receive early spring access.


Priority Passholder Reservations: Most Ikon destinations will not require reservations for the 2022-23 season, there may be some exceptions, check back frequently as Alterrra disclaims, "Information is subject to change at anytime without notice."


Child Pass Promotion: Ikon offers great early season discounts for children. When purchased with an adult pass, save $100 on a Full Ikon pass for a child 5-12 (up to $200 in total savings) on the $339 pass. The Base Pass is $329, and the Base Plus Pass is $499 - so for this age group, we would just get the Full Pass. Passes for children 0 - 4 are $149 for the Full and $99 for the Base; $199 for the Plus Pass, based on child's age at time of purchase.


Bonus Spring Access!: New pass holders can ski at the following 10 resorts for the remainder of this season as follows:

For more about the Ikon Pass check out our comprehensive Ikon Pass Guide here.

 

Indy Pass

2022-23 pass sales began March 2


This year, the Indy Pass is offering skiers access to resorts in 28 states. From China Peak in California and White Pass Ski Area in Washington to Winterplace Ski Resort in West Virginia, the Indy Pass is your ticket to North American skiing.


Price: Indy Pass $299 adults (with blackouts) Indy+ Pass $399 (no blackouts)

Kids: $139

Indy Switch Pass: (for those who switch from Epic, Ikon, or Mountain Collective) starting at $259


First Pricing Deadline: May 17th, 2022 for Indy Switch Pass (passed)


Access: 82 Resorts with 2 days at each, with 25% off of a third day


What's New: The Switch Program, offering discounts to new pass holders that had an Epic, Ikon, or Mountain Collective for the 2021-22 season. This does not mean that you have to switch passes, just then you need to have one of those passes for the 21-22 season. The deadline for this program was May 17.


Maintaining Pass Partners: Indy Pass is maintaining all of its pass partners from the 2021-22 season and at the same prices. Remember that the Indy Pass added more than 20 resorts going into the 2021-22 season including Powder Mountain, UT; Sundown, Iowa; Jay Peak, VT; Granite Peak, WI; Saddleback Mountain, ME; Waterville Valley, NH; and Snow King, WY. The Indy Pass has also expanded to include 4 resorts in Japan (which we expect to re-open to visitors next season).


Blackout Dates: See Indy Pass details on blackout dates here.


Pass Insurance: If you are unable to use your pass, you will receive a 10% credit towards a pass for the 2023-24 season. No refunds will be issued for non-use due to any reason. You may purchase a pass protection program for $30, Kids & Kids+ $15, Adult+ $40 that guarantees a full refund for up to one year after the purchase date if the pass is unused – no questions asked.


For more about the Indy Pass check out 9 Reasons to Get an Indy Pass here.

 

Mountain Collective

2022-23 began March 15.


The Mountain Collective pass is a great option for skiers who want to experience it all without the burden of blackout dates. The season pass includes access to 23 different ski resorts including Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, Aspen Snowmass in Colorado and Mt. Buller in Australia.


Price: $559


Sales Begin: March 15, renewal discounts will be offered to current passholders


Access: 23 Resorts with 2 days at each, with 50% off unlimited additional days


What's New: Significant partner changes. Pass price increased $40. Changes include:

  • Le Massif in Eastern Canada is joining the Mountain Collective

  • Sun Valley and Snowbasin are returning to the Mountain Collective

  • Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, and Sugarbush are leaving the Mountain Collective


Early Pricing Deadline: (passed)


Renewal Discount: $50 (expected)


Refund Policy: The pass offered a no-questions-asked refund prior to Aug. 31, 2021 last year. We are evaluating the refund policy for next season.


For more on the Mountain Collective check out our comprehensive Mountain Collective Guide here.


 

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