Updated: Nov 19
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! Season passes for the 2023-24 season are on sale now!
Here you can find all of the details on season pass prices, resort access, 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 have crossed the $250/day mark. Vail Resorts will be limiting day ticket sales. 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!
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Last Updated: October 14, 2023
Final Epic Pass deadlines for the 2023-24 season are approaching.
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.
All resorts on the Epic Pass for the past season are returning for 2023-24 season. 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 ~8% for next season. This puts prices just below 2019-20 levels. Plus, Vail plans to limit day ticket sales.
Price: Epic Pass – $969
Epic Local Pass – $719
Northeast Value Pass – $591
Tahoe Local Pass – $615
Next Deadline: November 19
First Deadline: April 16 to receive 10 buddy passes (passed)
Second Deadline: May 29 to receive 2 buddy passes and lock in the lowest prices of the season (passed)
Third Deadline: September 4, 2023 (passed)
Fourth Deadline: October 11 (passed)
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 passes move to phone.
Mobile Pass. Guests will be able to store their passes on their mobile phones. This will eliminate ticket window lines or waiting for passes to arrive by mail.
New European Partner Resorts - Access is expanding in Europe with the addition of partner resort, Disentis in Switzerland. Disentis is the neighboring mountain to Andermatt-Sedrun, which Vail acquired last year.
No Reservations. No reservations will be required with the exception of Telluride, Colorado, a partner resort.
Pass Insurance: 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 2023-24 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.
Final Ikon Passes deadlines for the 2023-24 season are approaching.
The Ikon Pass offers unlimited access—with no blackout dates—to 15 top ski resorts including Steamboat, Mammoth Mountain and Copper, and up to seven days at 40 iconic resorts including AspenSnowmass, 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.
Ikon is retaining all of its partners from the 2022-23 season and adding Alyeska Resort, Alaska, Camelback, PA and Blue Mountain, PA
Price: Ikon Pass – $1,039
Ikon Base Pass Plus – $1,199 (includes 7 additional destinations)
Ikon Base Pass – $979
Ikon Session Pass – $539 for 4 days
Final Deadline: TBD - November
Second Deadline: October 12 (passed)
Early Deadline to Purchase: Purchase by April 21 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. (No longer available as of April 20)
Plus Pass Addition. Taos Ski Valley will move to the Ikon Plus Pass. Reservations will no longer be required.
New Resorts: Alyeska Resort, located 40 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska in Chugach State Park, joined the Ikon Pass this season. The Full Pass will offer 7 days at Alyeska and the Base Pass will offer 5 days. Camelback, PA is the largest resort in the Poconos with 166 skiable acres. Blue Mountain, PA has the state's highest vertical.
Discount on Smith Eyewear & Products. Ikon passes will come with two discount codes from Smith. One will be valid for sunglasses or prescription glasses, another for SmithOptics.
Free Outside+ Membership. Passholders will receive a free, one-year subscription to content from Outside (valued at $59)
Discount on The North Face. Passholders will receive a 20% discount on purchases of $200 or more at thenorthface.com
Discount on Ikon Pass Travel. Passholders will receive a 100 ($130 CAD) savings toward any single 23/24 winter booking made on Ikon Pass Travel before May 5, 2023.
Base Pass Plus: For an extra $220, up from $200 last year, Ikon Pass Plus holders receive 5 day access with blackout dates to 7 additional resorts that are not on the Base Pass as follows:
Jackson Hole, Aspen, Alta, Deer Valley, Snowbasin, and Sun Valley (same as last season)
Taos (new to the plus program)
Adventure Assurance: Ikon Pass will continue to offer Adventure Assurance for the 2023/24 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 14, 2023.
The Session Pass: This pass offers up to 4 days in total at 39 resorts globally. Session pass holders will not receive early spring access.
2&3 Day Session Passes: Ikon Pass will continue to offer 2 and 3-day options for those looking for shorter trips. The Ikon Session Pass offers access to 39 destinations (exclusions below) with select blackout dates and benefits. Prices start at $259.
Session Pass Exclusions: Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, Lotte Arai Resort, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley, Dolomiti Superski, Kitzbühel, Zermatt, Thredbo.
Reservations: Most Ikon destinations will not require reservations for the 2023-24 season, there may be some exceptions. Deer Valley will require reservations.
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 $369 pass. The Base Pass is $329, and the Base Plus Pass is $519 - so for this age group, we would just get the Full Pass. Passes for children 0 - 4 are $369 for the Full and $99 for the Base; $319 for the Plus Pass, based on child's age at time of purchase.
Bonus Spring Access!: New pass holders will be able to ski at the following 12 resorts for the remaining spring season:
Starting April 3: Solitude, Mt. Tremblant
For more about the Ikon Pass check out our comprehensive Ikon Pass Guide here.
2023-24 passes are no longer on sale (effective April 11, 2023).
The Indy Pass offers skiers access to 180+ 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.
Big News - Indy Pass to expand to include 170+ resorts: On October 5, Indy Pass announced it will add 50+ resorts to the pass. The specific resorts were announced on October 10. Pass sales will be through the waitlist only. Click here to join the waitlist.
Price: Indy Pass $319 adults (with blackouts) Indy+ Pass $419 (no blackouts)
Kids: starting at $189
First Pricing Deadline: March 21 (passed and was for renewing passholders only)
Deadline & Waitlist: Indy pass paused sales effective April 11, 2023. Passes sold at record speed and Indy Pass paused sales to preserve "the independent and uncrowded ski experience we know and love." Limited sales may resume in the Fall.
Access: 82 Resorts with 2 days at each, with 25% off of a third day
What's New: Indy Pass will be limiting sales going into next season. Indy pass was acquired by Entabeni Systems in March 2023. Entabeni Systems has been Indy Pass's technology partner since shortly after the inception of Indy Pass in 2019. Indy Pass founder, Doug Fish, will remain with the company indefinitely. Erik Morgensen, Founder & Managing Partner of Entabeni Systems noted "We are going to limit pass sales to preserve the independent ski experience."
Renewing Pass Partners: Indy Pass partners renew their contracts each year and a complete list will be available as soon as it is ready. Early signs suggest many resorts will return for the season and further pass partners are expected.
Blackout Dates: See Indy Pass details on blackout dates here.
Pass Insurance: Indy Pass is rolling out a new Protection Plan called the Indy Pass Partner Participation Promise. Anyone who purchases a pass during the early-bird pricing period (through May 1) is eligible for this plan. Under this plan, pass holders may receive a full refund if the resorts they plan to visit are not participating in the program. Refund requests must be submitted by September 1, 2023.
For more about the Indy Pass check out 9 Reasons to Get an Indy Pass here.
Mountain Collective Sales for the 2023-24 season started March 14.
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 24 different ski resorts including Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, Aspen Snowmass in Colorado and Mt. Buller in Australia.
Sales Began: March 15, renewal discounts will be offered to current passholders
Access: 24 Resorts with 2 days at each, with 50% off unlimited additional days For a limited time only, pass holders will receive a bonus third day at their favorite resort.
Thredbo, Australia is the only partner resort not returning to the Mountain Collective for the upcoming season
Renewal Discount: $30
Refund Policy: Mountain Collective partners with Ski Pass Preserver for pass insurance.
For more on the Mountain Collective check out our comprehensive Mountain Collective Guide here.
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