With season pass sale price deadlines fast approaching, skiers across the country are googling multi-resort season pass benefits, building pass comparison matrixes in Excel, and crunching day and dollar amounts to see which pass makes the most sense for the coming ski season: the Epic Pass, Ikon Pass, or Mountain Collective.
But there’s a group of skiers for whom none of those pass options make sense: the entry-level and occasional skier. The multi-resort season passes currently on the market cost between $489 and $1,049, and while this may seem reasonable and even financially-savvy for a skier who plans to hit the slopes at least 5 days at resorts with day ticket prices of $100-plus, they amount to a significant investment for beginners and casual skiers who may only hit the slopes 2 or 3 days a season.
A multi-resort pass that only costs $199, on the other hand, doesn’t present such a significant barrier of entry to the sport. That’s exactly the idea behind the brand-new Indy Pass.