Alterra Puts 2019-2020 Ikon Pass On Sale
The first mega-pass for skiing and snowboarding across North America and abroad goes on sale March 5, courtesy of Colorado-based Alterra Mountain Co.
For the early-season adult price of $949 ($919 for renewal, the full-on Ikon Pass gives free skiing and riding for the entire season at 38 resorts in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Chile. The pass also has seven free days at 16 other mountains.
Younger adults, ages 13-22, pay $699 ($679 renewal), and an Ikon Pass for 5-12 year olds costs $199 ($159). Anyone younger can have the pass for $49 – with purchase of adult pass -- while college and military passes go for $679.
For a lower set of prices, the Ikon Base Pass also goes onto the market March 5 with 12 resorts in the Rockies, the Sierra, Washington state and Utah – as well as several resorts in the Northeast and Canada. The Base Pass also includes five free days at the same resorts as the Ikon Pass itself covers.
The 2019-2020 Ikon Pass is the second iteration of the multi-resort ticket that was created in 2018 when Alterra began buying up ski and snowboard resorts. The pass is a direct competitor with the Epic Pass, which began in 2008 by Vail Resorts.