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 42 mountain 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 mountain resorts at different times. So figuring out which applies to you and when is paramount to taking advantage of your pass.
RETAIL, FOOD & BEVERAGE, SKI SCHOOL
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 holders can get 15% off retail and dining at select locations while Ikon Base Pass holders get 10%.
SKI.COM CONCIERGE SERVICES
No matter where you got your pass, every IKON PASS and IKON BASE PASS holder is automatically granted FREE ACCESS to Ski.com’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
UNLIMITED ACCESS, BLACKOUT DATES, AND PARTNER RESORTS
Alterra Mountain Company continues to expand its pass offerings to include some of the best skiing in the world via its Ikon and Ikon Base passes. Obviously, the full Ikon Pass includes more expansive access when compared to its more affordable counterpart. That said, the Ikon Base also offers some amazing destinations, albeit with blackout dates*. Here’s the general breakdown.
IKON PASS – Unlimited access to 15 mountain resorts, unlimited 7-day access at 25 mountain resorts across the globe.
IKON BASE PASS PLUS – Unlimited access to 14 mountain resorts, 5-day access at 26 mountain resorts (includes Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Aspen Snowmass) across the globe with blackout dates*.
IKON BASE PASS – Unlimited access to 14 mountain resorts and 5-day access at 24 mountain resorts across the globe with blackout dates*.
IKON SESSION PASS – 4 day access to 30 destinations with blackout dates.
This pass option is brand new to the Ikon Pass community. New this season, discover the pass that kick-starts a season of adventure. Lock in four days now, then ski consecutive days at one mountain or space out your sessions across select destinations and dates.
*Ikon Base Pass + Session Pass Blackout Dates | Dec. 26, 2020 – Jan. 2, 2021; Jan. 16-17, 2021; Feb. 13-14, 2021
FAMILY AND FRIEND LIFT TICKETS
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 at select Ikon Pass destinations during the 20/21 season.
Child, College, and Military Discounts
From kiddos to those who serve our country in the armed forces, The Ikon Pass offers discounts for three key demographics: Military, College, and Children. Adults who purchase an Ikon or Ikon Base pass can save up to $200 on their kid’s pass. Active military and those attending college can access the following price levels.
- Ikon Pass:$709 USD
- Ikon Base Pass:$529 USD
- Ikon Session Pass 4-Day:$339 USD
Renew Your Ikon Pass and Save
Renew a 19/20 Ikon Pass save up to $100
Renew a 19/20 Ikon Base Pass and save up to $50
It’s admirable whenever a product and the community it serves get behind a common, humanitarian cause. This year, Ikon Pass holders with a penchant for climate action will be granted a Protect Our Winters membership ($50 value) with their purchase. Membership in POW includes 20% off merchandise, a monthly newsletter, and a subscription to the biweekly email blast “The Line.”
COVID – 19 Policies
For the 20-21 season, Ikon Pass holders will mostly be free of reservations except for at certain limited partner resorts like Jackson Hole, Big Sky, and Arapahoe Basin. Many of those resorts are also pausing all day ticket sales to make sure there is adequate space at Alterra Mountain resorts for Ikon Pass holders. You can find the entire breakdown of Ikon Pass COVID policies here.
Give us a call at 844-880-0140 to purchase your Ikon Pass and start thinking about your travel plans for the 2020-2021 winter season!