With a bevy of benefits offered by every multi-resort pass on the block, it’s hard to keep track of where you should be saving all that hard earned money.
So this week, we’re looking at the Ikon Pass and giving you, the Ski.com community, an insider’s look as to how you can truly maximize your passholder benefits at 41 unique destinations across the globe.
First off, not all Ikon Passes are created equally. The Ikon Pass and its more affordable partner, The Ikon Base Pass, have different levels of benefits that apply to different mountain resorts at different time, so figuring out which applies to you and when is paramount to taking advantage of your pass.
When you realize how much time & money you’ve saved via this blog post | Photo: Aspen Snowmass
Family & Friends Discount (Ikon Pass & Ikon Base Pass):
Perhaps the most underutilized Ikon Pass benefit is the 25% off lift tickets your loved ones get when they go skiing at any of Ikon Pass’ participating resorts. Just remember, the Ikon Passholder only gets 10 of these passes per season and the they have to be physically present at the time of purchase.
Zermatt is officially the 41st destination to join the Ikon Pass | Photo: © Leander Wenger
Ski.com Concierge Services:
Every Ikon Pass holder is automatically granted FREE ACCESS to Ski.com’s unparalleled Ski Concierge Services. THIS IS A GREAT DEAL. You can reach one of our highly experienced concierge personnel by calling (844) 880-0140. Our team offers the following services:
- Trip-planning + expert travel advice, including multi-resort itineraries Skiing’s largest inventory of lodging options, including discounted rates
- Complete ski-vacation packaging, including flights, lodging, ground transportation, activities and more
- Access to a dedicated Mountain Travel Expert if anything goes wrong en route
- Detailed confirmation and organized itinerary documents
Book your #JaPow trip with Ski.com | Photo: @NisekoPowderJapan
Food & Beverage (Ikon Pass & Ikon Base Pass) :
Paying for coffee, hand warmers and apres all adds up over a week long ski vacation. And while 10-15% off (*depending on pass level) might seem like small potatoes for single transactions, utilizing the discount over the course of an entire ski trip can save skiers and riders big bucks.
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Heli-skiing (Ikon Pass & Ikon Base Pass) :
Ever dream of heli-skiing in the wild alpine of interior British Columbia? Of course you have. What skier or snowboarder hasn’t! Thanks to Ikon’s exclusive partnership with the CMH Heli Skiing, all Ikon Pass holders receive 10% off their booking, which on average equates to roughly $700-$1,400 in savings per trip!
The Stag Lodge @DeerValley offers amazing views for its poolside guests
Beware the blackouts (Ikon Base Pass):
Not doing your homework when it comes to blackout dates is a sure fire way to put a damper on any ski trip. Always double check the blackout dates and make sure your pass is eligible before booking a ski trip.
Ikon Pass – $1,049
- NO BLACKOUT DATES AT 14 RESORTS
- 14 UNLIMITED SKIING & RIDING DESTINATIONS
- UP TO 7 DAYS AT 26 DESTINATIONS
- 41 DESTINATIONS
Ikon Base Pass – $749
- SELECT BLACKOUT DATES AT 12 RESORTS
- 12 UNLIMITED SKIING & RIDING DESTINATIONS
- UP TO 5 DAYS AT 28 DESTINATIONS
- 41 DESTINATIONS
*Prices go up 10/17: $50 USD adult, $80 USD young adult, and $60 USD child
Purchase yours today: Ikon Pass