Maximize Your IKON PASS This Season With The Help Of

*Updated for the 23/24 ski season

With a bevy of benefits offered by every multi-resort season 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 checking out the IKON PASS and giving you, THE SKI.COM COMMUNITY, an insider’s look as to how you can truly maximize your season pass benefits at 50+ resorts across the globe.


To begin, not all Ikon Passes are created equally. The Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass and Ikon Session Pass have different levels of benefits that apply to different ski resorts and mountain destinations at different times. So, figuring out which applies to you and when is paramount to taking advantage of your pass.

Maximize Your Ikon Pass benefits pricing discounts friends and family
With an Ikon Pass, you get unlimited access to the trees at Steamboat | Photo: Larry Pierce / Steamboat Resort


Alterra Mountain Company continues to expand its pass offerings to include some of the best skiing in the world via its Ikon, Ikon Base and Ikon Session passes. Obviously, the full Ikon Pass includes more expansive access when compared to its more affordable counterparts. That said, the Ikon Base also offers some amazing destinations, albeit with blackout dates*.

Here’s the general breakdown… (Those renewing their Ikon Pass are granted access to discounted, season pass renewal rates)  

$1,309 – IKON PASS – Unlimited access to 16 mountain resorts, up to 7 days at unique mountain resorts across the globe. 

$979 – IKON BASE PASS – Unlimited access to 14 mountain resorts and 5-day access at 33 mountain resorts across the globe with blackout dates*.

IKON SESSION PASSESPurchase 2, 3 or 4-day Session Passes for access to 39 destinations with blackout dates.  

  • $469 for 4-day
  • $389 for 3-day
  • $279 for 2-day

*Ikon Base Passes + Session Pass Blackout Dates | Dec 26-31, 2023 | Jan 13-14, 2024 | Feb 17-18, 2024


When it comes to saving money, it’s hard to beat the Ikon Pass discounts on everything from food and beverage to retail and ski school. Full Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass holders can get 15% off retail and dining at select locations.


When you buy an adult Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass, save up to $200 total ($100 each) on the purchase of two child base passes.

First Tracks

“Ikon Pass First Tracks is available one designated morning per month in January, February and March 202 at each participating destination during the 23/24 winter season. Designated days may vary by destination. Ikon Pass First Tracks applies to the 23/24 Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass and Ikon Session Pass 4-Day, based on pass access. First Tracks dates for the 23/24 season will be announced at a later date.”

Participating Resorts: 

  • Big Bear Mountain Resort
  • Blue Mountain
  • Crystal Mountain
  • Deer Valley Resort
  • Mammoth Mountain
  • Palisades Tahoe
  • Snowshoe Mountain
  • Solitude Mountain Resort
  • Steamboat Resort
  • Stratton
  • Sugarbush Resort
  • Mont Tremblant
  • Winter Park Resort


No matter where you got your pass, every IKON PASS and IKON BASE PASS holder is automatically granted FREE ACCESS to’s 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


It’s no secret that window rate lift tickets have gotten a little steep lately. Thankfully, Ikon Pass holders get friends and family discounts of up to 25% off the window rate for 10 lift tickets with the Ikon Pass, and 8 lift tickets on the Ikon Base Passes at select Ikon Pass destinations during the 23/24 season.

Ski Niseko Japan on your Ikon Pass
Laying down lines in front of Mt Yotei, Japan | Photo: Niseko United

POW Membership

It’s admirable whenever a product and the community it serves get behind a common, humanitarian cause. Ikon Pass holders with a penchant for climate action will be granted a $20 Protect Our Winters membership with their purchase. Membership in POW includes 20% off merchandise, a monthly newsletter and a subscription to the biweekly email blast “The Line.”

Confidence to Buy

“Buy with confidence and know that you’re covered. If a 23/24 Ikon Pass holder decides not to use their pass after purchase, for any reason, they can elect to defer their pass to receive 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. The pass holder will need to defer their pass in My Account by December 14, 2023 to receive a full credit. Subject to applicable terms and conditions.”

INCLUDED PRODUCTS: 23/24 Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass, Ikon Session Pass

Find the fine print here: Confidence to Buy

Give us a call at 844-880-0140 to purchase your Ikon Pass and start thinking about your travel plans for the 2023-2024 winter season!