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Indy Pass Adds More Resorts, Fewer Blackout Days

Kely-Canyon Idaho's Kelly Canyon joins the Indy Pass for the 2022-23 season. (Kelly Canyon/Facebook)

The Indy Pass announced today that its primary pass will be rebranded as the Indy Base Pass, and will provide two days at each resort subject to a reduced number of blackout days at 27 resorts. The Indy+ Pass will remain unrestricted at all resorts.

Eighty of 81 resorts from last season return to join three new unrestricted downhill resorts: Ski Bluewood-WA, Kelly Canyon-ID, Ski Sawmill-PA, and two cross country resorts: Rikert Nordic Center-VT and Enchanted Forest XC-NM. Ski Marmot Basin, AB is not renewing.

"We are thrilled to welcome five new resorts from some of our strongest regions, said founder Doug Fish. By adding density in the Pacific Northwest, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, Indy pass holders have even more uncrowded and affordable skiing and riding options. We're also thrilled to welcome our first resort in New Mexico."

Kelly Canyon Resort - Ririe, ID
Located in the Targhee National Forest, Kelly Canyon features 1200 vertical feet and four chair lifts to go with 200 inches of fluffy Rocky Mountain powder. The resort is family-focused and adds incredible value for locals and travelers who can sample five other Indy resorts within a three-hour drive.

Ski Bluewood - Dayton, WA
Explore nearly 400 acres and 1100 vertical feet of lift-served terrain at the second-highest base elevation in Washington. Enjoy 24 trails, three terrain parks, best-in-class tree skiing, and snow-cat-accessible powder runs. You'll also find multiple dining options including a grill, coffee bar, pub, and a yurt at the summit. 

Ski Sawmill - Morris, PA
Ski Sawmill is a family-run resort in north-central PA with five lifts, tubing, a terrain park, and night skiing, plus onsite lodging with jacuzzi rooms. The area features 550 acres and nearly 100% snowmaking across its 13 trails. Ski Sawmill is less than three hours from five other Indy resorts in Pennsylvania and Western New York.

Rikert Nordic Center - Ripton, VT
Explore more than 55 km of terrain perfect for skate and classic skiing, snowshoeing, and fat-biking at Rikert Nordic Center. Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, just 20 minutes from Middlebury, Rikert has picturesque trails featuring forest, farm fields, stone walls, and even Robert Frost’s summer cabin. Enjoy trails that have trained national champions and generations of family skiers.

Enchanted Forest XC - Red River, NM
Enchanted Forest is New Mexico’s premier destination for cross-country skiing. With 33 km of trails, 15 km of snowshoe trails, and 5 km of “dog-friendly” trails, this charming area also has great access to miles of backcountry terrain. Enchanted Forest has a rich history of bringing skiing to New Mexico dating back to 1970 and continues to offer great conditions and varied trails for all cross country skiers.

Fewer Blackouts Simplified into Four Periods

Total blackout days on the Indy Base Pass have actually been reduced by 7% compared to last season. All blackouts have also been consolidated into four intuitive periods.

  • December 24 - January 2 (21 Resorts)
  • January 14-16 and February 18-20 (23 Resorts)
  • Saturdays: December 24 - March 11 (11 Resorts)
  • Sundays: December 25 - March 12 (5 Resorts)

For a complete list of resorts and their corresponding blackout days please visit: 

Indy Pass 22/23 Blackout Dates by Resort

"We decided to rebrand the Indy Base Pass to help distinguish it from our unrestricted, premium Indy+ Pass, said founder, Doug Fish. All of our regions enjoy 100+ days per season and with our growing list of 92 resorts, Indy Base Pass holders have numerous opportunities to enjoy uncrowded slopes using the lowest-priced pass on the planet."

21/22 vs. 22/23 Blackout Comparisons

Dropped All Blackouts (16 days each)

  • Saddleback Mountain, Blacktail Mountain, Sundown Mountain
  • Added Blackouts (# of blackout days added)
  • Berkshire East (6), Catamount (6), Eaglecrest Ski Area (10), Pats Peak (16) Suicide Six (6)

Still NO Blackouts

  • Jay Peak, Bolton Valley, Tamarack Resort, Spirit Mountain, plus 59 more.

ALERT: Next Indy price increase could hit $50

In order to maintain our uncrowded slopes and lodges and provide a minimum per-visit payout for our partner resorts, Indy Pass prices will increase by $20 to $50 depending on the volume of total early-bird sales through May 17th. New pricing will be announced on May 18th.

Indy Pass 22-23 Early Bird Prices END May 17th

  • Indy Base Pass - Adult $279, Kids (12-and-under) $119
  • Indy+ Pass - Adult $379, Kids $169 (no blackouts)
  • Indy Base AddOn Pass - Adult $189, Kids $89 (partner resort season passholders)
  • Indy+ AddOn Pass - Adult $289, Kids $139
  • Indy Base Switch Pass - Adult $259, Kids $109 (Mega Passholders only)
  • Indy+ Switch Pass - Adult+ $359, Kids+ $159 
  • Indy Cross Country (XC) Pass - Adult $69, Kids $29 (no blackouts)
  • Interest-Free, No-Credit Payment Plan

Indy Pass offers an innovative, interest-free payment plan that allows purchasers to make equal monthly payments through December 15th. If purchased by May 1, payments are less than $31/month for an adult pass and $88/month for a family of four with two kids under 13. No credit check or credit app is needed and no lenders/banks are involved. 

22/23 RESORTS

DOWNHILL RESORTS - 83

PACIFIC REGION - 14

  • ALASKA -- Eaglecrest Ski Area
  • BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Apex Mountain Resort, Manning Park, Sasquatch Mountain
  • CALIFORNIA -- China Peak, Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Snow Valley
  • OREGON – Hoodoo, Mt. Ashland
  • WASHINGTON -- 49 Degrees North, Ski Bluewood, Hurricane Ridge, Mission Ridge, White Pass

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION - 18

  • ALBERTA -- Castle Mountain Resort
  • ARIZONA -- Sunrise Park Ski Area
  • COLORADO -- Sunlight Mountain Resort
  • IDAHO -- Brundage Mountain, Kelly Canyon, Silver Mountain, Tamarack Resort, Pomerelle, Soldier Mountain
  • MONTANA -- Blacktail Mountain, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Red Lodge Mountain
  • UTAH -- Beaver Mountain, Eagle Point, Powder Mountain
  • WYOMING -- Snow King Mountain, White Pine Ski Area, Antelope Butte

MIDWEST REGION - 20

  • IOWA -- Seven Oaks, Sundown Mountain
  • MICHIGAN -- Big Powderhorn Resort, Caberfae Peaks, Crystal Mountain, Pine Mountain Resort, Shanty Creek, Swiss Valley Ski Area
  • MINNESOTA -- Lutsen Mountains, Spirit Mountain, Powder Ridge Winter Recreation, Detroit Mountain, Buck Hill
  • SOUTH DAKOTA -- Terry Peak Ski Area
  • WISCONSIN -- Granite Peak, Little Switzerland, Nordic Mountain, Trollhaugen, Tyrol Basin, The Rock Snowpark

EASTERN REGION - 17

  • CONNECTICUT -- Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
  • MASSACHUSETTS -- Berkshire East Mountain Resort, Catamount Mountain Resort*
  • MAINE -- Saddleback Mountain
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Cannon Mountain, Pats Peak, Black Mountain, Waterville Valley
  • NEW YORK -- Catamount Mountain Resort*, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Swain Resort, Snow Ridge Ski Resort, Titus Mountain, West Mountain
  • VERMONT -- Bolton Valley Resort, Magic Mountain, Suicide Six, Jay Peak Resort

*Catamount straddles NY/MA border

MID-ATLANTIC REGION - 10

  • NORTH CAROLINA -- Cataloochee Ski Area
  • PENNSYLVANIA -- Blue Knob Resort, Montage Mountain, Ski Sawmill, Shawnee Mountain
  • TENNESSEE -- Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area
  • VIRGINIA -- Bryce Resort, Massanutten Resort
  • WEST VIRGINIA -- Canaan Valley Ski Resort, Winterplace Ski Resort

JAPAN TOHOKU REGION - 4

  • Okunakayama Kogen - Ninohe District, Iwate
  • Geto Kogen - Kitakami, Iwate
  • Shimokura/Pandora - Hachimantai, Iwate
  • Tazawako - Semboku, Akita

CROSS COUNTRY RESORTS - 9

  • BRITISH COLUMBIA - Sovereign Lakes Nordic Club
  • MINNESOTA -- Mapelap Resort
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE (2) -- Waterville Valley Resort, JacksonXC
  • NEW JERSEY -- High Point Cross Country Ski Center
  • NEW MEXICO -- Enchanted Forest XC
  • VERMONT -- Woodstock Nordic Center, Rikert Nordic Center
  • WEST VIRGINIA -- White Grass Touring Center
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