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Fireworks over Steamboat Resort | Photo: Loryn Kasten | Cover: Brent Moss

Maximize Your IKON PASS This Season With The Help Of Ski.com

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.

EPIC PASS VS. IKON PASS | COMPARE & FIND YOUR PERFECT PASS

To begin, 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 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%.

IKON PASS – 15% off participating retail, food & beverage

IKON BASE PASS – 10% off participating retail, food & beverage

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
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All that the light touches in Wyoming | Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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 14 mountain resorts, unlimited 7-day access at 26 mountain resorts across the globe. 

IKON BASE PASS – Unlimited access to 12 mountain resorts, 5-day access at 28 mountain resorts across the globe with blackout dates*.

*Ikon Base Pass Blackout Dates – Dec. 26-31, 2019; Jan. 18-19, 2020; Feb. 15-16, 2020

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 25% off the window rate at all Ikon Pass destinations during the 19/20 season.

The discount extends to 10 individuals only, so pick wisely!

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Laying down lines infront 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. This year, Ikon Pass holders with a penchant for climate action will be granted a Protect Our Winters membership with their purchase.

ALSO READ: HEY SKIERS AND RIDERS, DID YOU KNOW YOUR IKON PASS SPEAKS JAPANESE?