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IKON PASS OFFERS THE GOOD STUFF FOR WINTER 23/24 ON MARCH 16....

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IKON PASS OFFERS THE GOOD STUFF FOR WINTER 23/24 ON MARCH 16 WITH ACCESS TO 50+ GLOBAL DESTINATIONS AND THE LAUNCH OF A NEW COLLECTION OF EXCLUSIVE PASS HOLDER BENEFITS AND OFFERS

Collection Includes Partnerships with Smith, The North Face & Outside


DENVER, CO, March 9, 2023Ikon Pass enters its sixth season as the established community for skiers and riders across the globe offering access to 50+ authentic and unique mountain destinations across the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. On Thursday, March 16, Ikon Pass goes on sale for the 23/24 season. Current and new pass holders are invited to join the Ikon Pass community at its lowest rates of the season and take advantage of all the early offers available, such as renewal discounts, Buy Now Ride Now spring skiing, and 0% interest payment plans.

On top of the incredible destination access and established benefits that come with Ikon Pass, a new collection of exclusive benefits now includes everything else a skier and rider needs to get ready for winter, including travel packages, gear and outdoor content.


WHAT’S NEW for 23/24

Discount on Travel with Ikon Pass Travel

For a limited time, any purchased 23/24 Ikon Pass includes unlimited $100 savings toward any single 23/24 winter booking made on Ikon Pass Travel before May 5, 2023. Ikon Pass Travel is an online travel planning service exclusively for members of the Ikon Pass community that offers the ability to seamlessly explore and book all aspects of adventure across Ikon Pass destinations. Browse and compare airfare, hotels, and activities across Ikon Pass destinations to create a vacation package or be matched with an Ikon Pass Travel specialist. (Minimum $1,000 spend per booking, must include lodging, limit of one $100 saving per booking itinerary, offer may not be combined. (Terms and conditions apply.)

Discount on Smith Eyewear & Products

Every Ikon Pass purchase will come with two discount codes from Smith. One code valid for a discount on any pair of Smith sunglasses or prescription glasses, and the second valid for a discount on any additional product found on smithoptics.com. (Terms and conditions apply.)

The North Face

Ikon Pass holders can get the season’s best gear with an exclusive discount of 20% when purchasing $200 or more onthenorthface.com. (Limited time offer. Terms and conditions apply.)

Free Outside+ Membership

Ikon Pass holders will receive a free one-year $59-valued membership to inspirational, award-winning content from Outside. Access unlimited content from Outside Magazine, SKI, Warren Miller catalog, Backpacker, Climbing, VeloNews, Pinkbike, Cycling Tips, Outside TV, Warren Miller, Yoga Journal, and more. Plus, go further with mapping apps Gaia GPS and TrailforksPro, as well as NASTAR courses, event entries, training plans, recipes, and interactive experiences with editors, pro athletes, coaches, and other experts. (Terms and conditions apply.)

Access Changes: For winter 23/24, Taos Ski Valley will no longer require lift reservations and has been added to the Ikon Base Plus Pass. For an additional $220 from the Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass holders will now also get five-day access at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. The destination will no longer offer access on the Ikon Base Pass and Ikon Session Pass. Deer Valley Resort will require lift reservations for winter 23/24.

“Ikon Pass now comes with access to over 50 iconic global mountain destinations and new offers from Ikon Pass Travel, Outside+, The North Face and Smith, that will get skiers and riders prepped for winter 23/24,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “Pair these exclusive new offers with established Ikon Pass benefits that offer added value and flexibility, like Friends & Family discounts, pass deferment, food and beverage discounts, and payment plan options, and Ikon Pass holders will be ready for next winter’s good stuff.”



IKON PASS COMMUNITY MEMBER BENEFITS

Renewal Discount


For a limited time, renewal discounts are offered to 22/23 Ikon Pass holders for the 23/24 season, with savings of up to $100.

Buy Now Ride Now - 2023 Spring Access for New Pass Holders
  • Access available immediately upon purchase: Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snow Valley, Blue Mountain, Snowshoe, Stratton, Sugarbush
  • Access available starting April 3: Solitude, Tremblant
  • Access available starting April 10: Mammoth Mountain, Palisades Tahoe, Winter Park Resort, Steamboat (April 10-16)
  • 2023 Spring Access is not available on the 23/24 Ikon Session Pass

Ikon Pass First TracksMembers of the Ikon Pass community can access untouched powder and corduroy before the lifts open one designated morning per month in January, February and March 2024 at participating destinations during the 23/24 winter season. Ikon Pass First Tracks applies to the 23/24 Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass and Ikon Session Pass based on pass access.


Payment Plan

For a limited time, lock in an Ikon Pass with Affirm for as low as 0% APR, and split the cost over 3, 6 or 12 months.


Child Pass Promotion

For a limited time, save up to $200 on Child passes with the purchase of any Adult pass. To provide additional value for families looking to ski and ride together, Ikon Pass holders can purchase up to two discounted Child Ikon Passes or Child Ikon Base Passes for children ages 5-12 with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Pass or Adult Ikon Base Pass.


Confidence to Buy

No Hassle Deferral: If a 23/24 Ikon Pass holder decides not to use their pass after purchase, for any reason, by December 14, 2023, they can elect to defer their pass to receive a full credit for the purchase price of their unused 23/24 Ikon Pass to be used toward the purchase of a 24/25 Ikon Pass. Additional coverage options can be purchased through Spot Insurance. Terms and conditions apply.


Covid Closure Credits: If passes are used and there is an eligible COVID-19-related closure at any North American Ikon Pass destination from December 16, 2023 – March 3, 2024, Ikon Pass holders will receive a credit toward a 24/25 Ikon Pass based on the percentage of days closed.



IKON PASS PRODUCTS

23/24 PRICING

Ikon Pass starting at $1,159

Ikon Base Pass starting at $829

Ikon Session Pass starting at $259

For all Ikon Pass products and pricing, please visit https://www.ikonpass.com/en/shop-passes.

IKON PASS: Offering unlimited, 7-day and 7-day combined access at 54 destinations, with no blackout dates. Visit here for Ikon Pass access details.


Destinations: Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Eldora Mountain Resort, Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snow Valley, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Sun Valley, Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Killington - Pico, Windham Mountain, Snowshoe, The Highlands, Boyne Mountain, Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, Schweitzer, Tremblant, Blue Mountain, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Panorama Mountain Resort, Sun Peaks Resort, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Snowbasin, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley, Dolomiti Superski, Grandvalira Resorts Andorra, Kitzbühel, Zermatt, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt, Niseko United, Lotte Arai Resort, Valle Nevado


Benefits:


  • 10 Friends & Family lift discounts offering a 25% off the cost of a single ticket at the window rate at Ikon Pass destinations, with no blackout dates, (excludes Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley, Dolomiti Superski, Kitzbühel, Zermatt, Lotte Arai Resort, Grandvalira Resorts Andorra, and CMH)
  • Ikon Pass First Tracks at select destinations
  • Deferral option for unused passes through December 14, 2023
  • Access to Ikon Pass Travel
  • Early winter booking privileges and 15% off summer reservations at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures
  • Each Ikon Pass comes with a one-year $20-value Team POW membership with Protect Our Winters, including an exclusive annual Team POW membership sticker, 15% off all POW merchandise all year long, early event registration, members-only event access, partner discounts and access to exclusive digital content. Learn more: https://www.ikonpass.com/en/protect-our-winters
  • Additional destination benefits and discounts are available at ikonpass.com
  • Discount on Ikon Pass Travel, Smith eyewear and products, The North Face products, and a free Outside+ membership


IKON BASE PASS: Offering unlimited, 5-day and 5-day combined access at 48 destinations, with select blackout dates. Visit here for Ikon Base Pass access details.

Destinations: Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Eldora Mountain Resort, Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snow Valley, Big Sky Resort, Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Killington - Pico, Windham Mountain, Snowshoe, The Highlands, Boyne Mountain, Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, Schweitzer, Tremblant, Blue Mountain, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Panorama Mountain Resort, Sun Peaks Resort, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Snowbird, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley, Dolomiti Superski, Grandvalira Resorts Andorra, Kitzbühel, Zermatt, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt, Niseko United, Lotte Arai Resort, Valle Nevado


Ikon Base Plus Pass Access

For expanded Ikon Base Pass access, five days can be added at Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Taos Ski Valley, Sun Valley, Snowbasin and five shared days between Alta-Snowbird with select blackout dates, for an additional $220. With this purchase, other 23/24 Ikon Base Pass destination access, benefits and blackout dates apply. Friends & Family vouchers are valid at Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Taos Ski Valley, Sun Valley, Snowbasin and Alta only with the upgrade purchase. Visit here for more Ikon Base Plus Pass access details.

Ikon Base Pass Benefits:


  • 8 Friends & Family lift discounts offering 25% off the cost of a single ticket at the window rate at any Ikon Pass destination (excluding Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, Alta Ski Area, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Dolomiti Superski, Kitzbühel, Zermatt, Lotte Arai Resort and Grandvalira Resorts Andorra, and CMH), with select blackout dates
  • Ikon Pass First Tracks at select destinations
  • Access to Ikon Pass Travel
  • Early winter booking privileges and 15% off summer reservations at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures
  • Each Ikon Pass comes with a one-year $20-value Team POW membership with Protect Our Winters, including an exclusive annual Team POW membership sticker, 15% off all POW merchandise all year long, early event registration, members-only event access, partner discounts and access to exclusive digital content. Learn more: https://www.ikonpass.com/en/protect-our-winters
  • Additional destination benefits and discounts are available at ikonpass.com
  • Discount on Ikon Pass Travel, Smith eyewear and products, The North Face products, and a free Outside+ membershi

IKON SESSION PASS: Offering 2, 3 and 4-day access to 39 global Ikon Pass destinations, with select blackout dates. Each day can be used across multiple destinations or pass holders can use all days at a favorite mountain. Visit here for more Ikon Session Pass access details.


Destinations: Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Eldora Mountain Resort, Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snow Valley, Big Sky Resort, Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Killington-Pico, Windham Mountain, Snowshoe, Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain, Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, Tremblant, Blue Mountain, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Panorama Mountain Resort, Sun Peaks Resort, Schweitzer, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Mt Buller, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt, Valle Nevado, Niseko United


Benefits:


  • Ikon Pass First Tracks at select destinations
  • Access to Ikon Pass Travel
  • Each Ikon Pass comes with a one-year $20-valued Team POW membership with Protect Our Winters, including an exclusive annual Team POW membership sticker, 15% off all POW merchandise all year long, early event registration, members-only event access, partner discounts and access to exclusive digital content. Learn more: https://www.ikonpass.com/en/protect-our-winters
  • Discount on Ikon Pass Travel, Smith eyewear and products, The North Face products, and a free Outside+ membership

IKON PASS BY THE NUMBERS*

Destinations: 55
Continents: 5
Countries: 11
States: 15
Canadian Provinces: 4

Total Acres: 177,250*

Trails: 7,108

Lifts: 1531

*Does not include CMH stats



Ikon Pass goes on sale for winter 23/24 on March 16, 2023. For more information, please visit www.ikonpass.com.

 

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WHAT’S NEW for 23/24

Discount on Travel with Ikon Pass Travel

For a limited time, any purchased 23/24 Ikon Pass includes unlimited $100 savings toward any single 23/24 winter booking made on Ikon Pass Travel before May 5, 2023. Ikon Pass Travel is an online travel planning service exclusively for members of the Ikon Pass community that offers the ability to seamlessly explore and book all aspects of adventure across Ikon Pass destinations. Browse and compare airfare, hotels, and activities across Ikon Pass destinations to create a vacation package or be matched with an Ikon Pass Travel specialist. (Minimum $1,000 spend per booking, must include lodging, limit of one $100 saving per booking itinerary, offer may not be combined. (Terms and conditions apply.)

Who is even going to use this?
Book by May 5, 2023 for next years trip; for a whole $100 off.
Destinations haven't even finished promoing the rest of this season, let alone launching their own travel promos for next season.

The people who are frugal going to be pulled in by a $100 off promo until they can try planning their own deal.
The people who are spendy aren't going to be swayed by $100.
The people who are busy and need a concierge don't plan so far ahead, and won't meet the May5th deadline for booking.

I really would like to know the conversation in the room for them to come up with this useless promo.
 

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Taos moving to base plus is good news!

:huh:

Taos haven't been all that busy this season.
It has been a good season all over the west.
 

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Who is even going to use this?
Book by May 5, 2023 for next years trip; for a whole $100 off.
Destinations haven't even finished promoing the rest of this season, let alone launching their own travel promos for next season.

The people who are frugal going to be pulled in by a $100 off promo until they can try planning their own deal.
The people who are spendy aren't going to be swayed by $100.
The people who are busy and need a concierge don't plan so far ahead, and won't meet the May5th deadline for booking.

I really would like to know the conversation in the room for them to come up with this useless promo.
I was wondering the same thing and was going to ask if anyone EVER has used this? Lol
 

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See you on the slopes in July!

Stupid question, but the inner cheapskate needs to know: regarding the age brackets of the child and young adult, is the age at the time of purchase, or in the season? My kid was born in October...
Hmm...good question b/c my son is 12. I think they always try and grab the extra $ by you declaring their age for NEXT season...but I have to go check the fine print. Its a HUGE increase in price when they turn 13. Sucks.
 

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See you on the slopes in July!

Stupid question, but the inner cheapskate needs to know: regarding the age brackets of the child and young adult, is the age at the time of purchase, or in the season? My kid was born in October...
My understanding is it is at time of purchase.
Extra incentive to buy early if that consideration is a deadline.

It is such a small slice of ppl affected, and only happens one season for each stepup for the lifetime of the patron, I think they're ok cutting you a break but locking you in for the season.
 

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You know the locals hate the front range powder crowds coming down.

Just looking for a scapegoat. The reality is there are many more locals than front range powder seekers. Chair #1 has been a cluster on a powder day as far back as I can remember. Long before Ikon.
They needed to provide access to chair #4 on a powder day to alleviate the crowd on chair #1.
 

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You know the locals hate the front range powder crowds coming down.
Taos required reservations for Ikon passholders and the reservations were blacked out a few weeks in advance for some weekend dates. Had some friends that were considering going there but had to change plans since reservations were unavailable.
 

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Taos required reservations for Ikon passholders and the reservations were blacked out a few weeks in advance for some weekend dates. Had some friends that were considering going there but had to change plans since reservations were unavailable.

Black out periods do not exist for Ikon full passes at Taos. The number of Ikon reservations at Taos are very limited. They get booked up early. Real early.
With the best snow in many years for most of the western resort. Taos visitation number were under performing. They actually released additional Ikon reservations during the President weekend.
 

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I am saddened by this offering as a Tahoe person.

I love Palisades. I would rather ski there than anywhere else in the area. But it has become almost unusable on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and powder days. The hill itself is as good as ever but the parking and traffic situation is horrendous. I've gotten to where I habitually do HV on Fridays (because no one drives down the East Shore to go skiing and the parking is ok), N*on storm days and just go over to Palisades on weekdays. I ski my local Diamond Peak more because it's just less hassle. At times I can literally get to Kirkwood faster than Palisades, despite the 3x distance from Incline- and Kirkwood is a fantastic place to ski.

So for basically the same money, I can get a Tahoe Value Pass for the VR properties and a Rose Pass and have a lot more options and a lot less hassle.

I get that they raised the price, but there is just no value in the increase. I would have paid $1500 easily for a Palisades pass I could actually use. Given the stress I'm disappointed they didn't do a Crystal type solution.

Admittedly it doesn't solve for Spring all that well, but I could basically buy an Ikon pass every other year when the spring skiing looks compelling, get my spring laps at Mammoth and PV and save quite a bit of money.
 

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Black out periods do not exist for Ikon full passes at Taos. The number of Ikon reservations at Taos are very limited. They get booked up early. Real early.
With the best snow in many years for most of the western resort. Taos visitation number were under performing. They actually released additional Ikon reservations during the President weekend.
I ran into the Taos reservation situation when I was out there...couldn't get my Sunday booked..guess I waited too long. As a full Ikon pass holder, I should be guaranteed access to the mtn...just like Deer Valley's policy. I love Taos and I appreciate the idea of keeping the mtn less crowded...but I think that reservation system needs to be better aligned with the Ikon pass partnership.
 

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I think that reservation system needs to be better aligned with the Ikon pass partnership.

Totally agree with you on that.
There have been great deal of resistance from locals regarding the Ikon pass. Management is trying to thread the line between appeasement and making the numbers.
I am there most of the season. My take is the locals are over reacting. It's so easy to blame the Ikon skiers for all the ills.
 

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So Taos has ditched the base pass and declared itself in the elite but the quid pro quo from Ikon is that they can no longer control through reservations. Seems skier friendly. Wonder how long it is before the Base Pass is eroded to the state that it is not worth having and the "Plus" becomes the defacto base. Guess it depends on where one skis.
 

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