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New Ikon Pass Cost and Resorts

Announcing the New Ikon Pass

Long awaited details have finally dropped for the newest player in multi-resort season lift passes: the Ikon Pass. How much will the Ikon Pass Cost? What resorts are included on the Ikon Pass?

What is the Ikon Pass?

The Ikon Pass is the newest offering in season lift ticket passes. It is a collaboration between Alteraa Mountain Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, and Sugarbush Resort. This collaboration is aimed to bring you a variety of ski destination options in one lift pass. The Ikon Pass will make its debut for the 2018/2019 ski season.

How Much Does the Ikon Pass Cost?

Let's get this out of the way first, since that is one of the biggest factors in deciding on your next season lift pass. The Ikon Pass has 2 structures: Ikon Base Pass and Ikon Pass. The price of the Ikon Base Pass comes in at $599 for adults, $479 for military and teens age 13-17, and $149 for kids under 12 years old (yes, that means no more kids ski free). The Ikon Pass cost for the 2018/2019 season comes in at $899 for adults, $719 for military and teens age 13-17, and $199 for kids under 12 years old.

These prices are good through April 9, 2018 according to the official Ikon Pass website.

Are there Ikon Pass Discounts?

There are a few situations that you can get a discount on the Ikon Pass: Military and college students get 20% Off the Ikon Pass and the Ikon Base Pass with valid IDs, making the price $719 for the Ikon Pass and $479 for the Ikon Base Pass. Teens age 13-17 are also eligible for discounted Ikon Pass prices, at $479 for the Ikon Base Pass and $719 for the Ikon Pass. Kids age 12 and under are eligible for Ikon Passes at $199 and Ikon Base Passes for $149. Adult pass must be purchased in conjunction with kids passes.

These prices are good through April 9, 2018 according to the official Ikon Pass website.

What Resorts are Included in the Ikon Pass?

The Ikon Pass Resorts include 26 total destinations, with unlimited skiing at 12 of those destinations. Here's the breakdown: Both the Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass offer Unlimited Skiing at these resorts:

  • Winter Park, CO
  • Copper Mountain, CO
  • Eldora Mountain, CO
  • Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA (Blackout dates apply for Ikon Base Pass only)
  • June Mountain, CA
  • Big Bear, CA
  • Snowshoe, WV
  • Tremblant, QC
  • Blue Mountain, ON

In addition to those listed above, the Ikon Pass offers unlimited skiing to Steamboat, CO; Mammoth, CA; and Stratton, VT. These resorts are restricted to 5 days per resort on the Ikon Base Pass.

Restricted Resorts on the Ikon Pass

In addition to the unlimited skiing listed above, the Ikon Pass includes the following resorts, with restrictions noted: Ikon Pass 7 Days/Ikon Base Pass 5 Days at:

  • Jackson Hole, WY
  • Big Sky, MT
  • Killington, VT
  • Sugarbush, VT
  • Revelstoke, BC
  • Deer Valley, UT

Note again here that the Ikon Base Pass offers 5 days at Steamboat, CO; Mammoth, CA; and Stratton, VT; while the Ikon Pass offers these same resorts unlimited. Finally, the last tier of ski resorts included in the Ikon Pass are restricted with a combined 5 or seven days for the Ikon Base Pass and the Ikon Pass, respectively. This means that for each of these groups, you can ski 5 or 7 days total.

  • Aspen Snowmass, CO: Includes Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk
  • AltaSnowbird, UT: Includes Alta and Snowbird
  • Loon Mountain, NH; Sunday River, ME; and Sugarloaf, ME
  • SkiBig3, AB: Includes Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, and Mt. Norquay

These restricted resorts also come with the dreaded blackout dates, which only apply to the Ikon Base Pass. Ikon Pass holders will not be subject to the blackout dates. Blackout Dates for Ikon Pass restricted resorts are: December 26-31, 2018; January 19-20, 2018; and February 16-17, 2019.

Recap: Ikon Pass Resorts

Recap: Ikon Base Pass Resorts:

Ikon Pass Discounts and Benefits

As expected, there are some additional benefits and discounts offered for holders of the Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass.

Ikon Pass Friends and Family Discounted Lift Tickets: Get 25% off window rates for 10 tickets for friends and family with the Ikon Pass or 8 tickets with the Ikon Base Pass.

Ikon Pass Discounts on Retail, Food & Beverage Purchases: Get 15% off purchases at certain destinations with the Ikon Pass and 10% off with the Ikon Base Pass.

Ikon Pass Release

The Ikon Pass and the Ikon Base Pass will officially go on sale on March 6, 2018. Click Here to visit the Ikon Pass site for purchase information and Frequently Asked Questions about the Ikon Pass. We are definitely impressed with the offerings of this pass, especially for the Ikon Pass. And while even the Ikon Base Pass has some restrictions, we felt they were pretty fair in most respects. We'll be looking forward to hearing what the Epic Pass will offer for the 2018/2019 ski season.

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