Updated 9/6/2018: The latest in a long string of big announcements from Alterra Mountain Co., the Ikon Pass will offer unlimited access to Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington for 2018-19 pass holders. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the resort and the transaction is expect to close by the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.
Updated 8/30/2018: Niseko United in Japan has been added to the Ikon Pass, offering pass holders access to three continents and some of the deepest powder on the planet. Niseko United will offer 7 days across its four resorts—Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and Annupuri—on the Ikon Pass and 5 days total on the Ikon Base Pass with 10 blackout dates.
In June 2018, Alterra Mountain Co., the parent company of the Ikon Pass, announced its plan to purchase Solitude. Yesterday, the acquirement was publically announced as well as Solitude’s inclusion on the pass’ unlimited roster. Ikon Pass holders will enjoy unlimited access to Solitude with no blackout dates, and unlimited access with holiday restrictions on the Ikon Base Pass.
With the addition of Brighton to the Ikon Pass, skiers and snowboarders now have 10,000 acres of terrain to explore in Utah, including Deer Valley Resort, Alta, Snowbird and Solitude.
Ikon Pass holders will receive 7 days at Brighton, which is located next to Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and 5 days on the Ikon Base Pass with 10 blackout dates: Dec. 26–31, 2018; Jan. 19–20, 2019; Feb. 16–17, 2019.
In more exciting news, the Ikon Pass has expanded south to the Sangre de Cristo mountains in stunning New Mexico. Ikon Pass holders will enjoy 7 days at Taos and Ikon Base Pass holders will experience 5 days with 10 blackout dates: Dec. 26–31, 2018; Jan. 19–20, 2019; Feb. 16–17, 2019.
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