*Updated for the 21/22 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 44 ski 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.
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, 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)
$1,049 – IKON PASS – Unlimited access to 15 mountain resorts, unlimited 7-day access at 29 mountain resorts across the globe.
$929 – IKON BASE PASS PLUS – Unlimited access to 14 mountain resorts, 5-day access at 29 mountain resorts (includes Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Aspen Snowmass) across the globe with blackout dates*.
$779 – IKON BASE PASS – Unlimited access to 13 mountain resorts and 5-day access at 27 mountain resorts across the globe with blackout dates*.
$429 – IKON SESSION PASS – 4-day access to 38 destinations with blackout dates.
*Ikon Base Pass + Session Pass Blackout Dates | Dec 26, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022 | Jan 15-16, 2022 | Feb 19-20, 2022
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%.
SAVE ON KIDS SKIING AND RIDING
When you buy an adult Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass, save up to $200 on the purchase of two child passes.
“Ikon Pass First Tracks will be available one designated morning per month in January, February and March 2022 at each participating destination during the 21/22 winter season. Designated days may vary by destination and Ikon Pass First Tracks dates and more details will be announced by November 1, 2021. Ikon Pass First Tracks applies to the 21/22 Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass, and Ikon Session Pass based on pass access.”
- Deer Valley Resort
- Solitude Mountain Resort
- Steamboat Resort
- Winter Park Resort
- Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows
- Mammoth Mountain
- June Mountain
- Big Bear Mountain Resort
- Sugarbush Resort
- Crystal Mountain
- Mont Tremblant
- Blue Mountain
- Snowshoe Mountain
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
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 21/22 season.
Nurses, College, and Military Discounts
From front-line workers to those who serve our country in the armed forces, The Ikon Pass offers discounts for three key demographics: Military, College, and Nurses. Active military, front-line healthcare workers, and those attending college can access the following price levels.
Ikon Pass:$719 USD
Ikon Base Pass:$549 USD
Ikon Session Pass 4-Day:$339 USD
Renew Your Ikon Pass and Save
Renew a 20/21 Ikon Pass save up to $100
Renew a 20/21 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. 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 – 3/10/2021
For the 20-21 season, Ikon Pass holders will mostly be free of reservations except for at certain limited partner resorts like Jackson Hole, Winter Park, Big Sky, Aspen Snowmass, and Arapahoe Basin to name a few. 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.
ADVENTURE ASSURANCE [21/22]
Pass Deferral: A pass holder may elect to defer their 21/22 season pass to the following season at no additional cost. The decision to defer must be made prior to 12/9/21 and the pass must have remained unused.
Closure Credits: If your vacation or plants to visit the mountains are interrupted by a COVID-19 related ski resort closure, passholders will be granted credits towards their future Ikon Pass purchase.
Find the fine print here: Adventure Assurance
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!