Powder Alliance Set For 2020-2021 Season
From this year's truncated season, on we go to the hopes and slopes of 2020-2021, where one of the most enduring multi-resort programs awaits -- with some streamlining.
Since 2013, the Powder Alliance collective has brokered a deal whereby anyone with a season pass from one of its resorts gets three free days at other Alliance mountains.
At least 18 resorts have enrolled under the program for next season -- with a possibility of more on the way, according to Alliance's John McColly.All North American resorts in the Powder Alliance lie in the West: seven in the Pacific-Inland Northwest, three in California, two in Colorado and one in New Mexico. Three are in Canada, with one each in Japan and Chile.
The collective was designed for skiers and riders who have a favorite home hill, but also the wherewithal to venture out to try out some others -- especially on powder days.
New this season, a resort's season ticket means, simply, free skiing during non-holiday Sundays through Fridays. No other restrictions.
Season pass-holders at any of the 17 North American resorts need only to show up at the ticket window of an Alliance mountain, show their season pass from their home hill and an ID, and receive a full-day ticket. Alliance privileges at other mountains can be used in any combination of three days.
Resorts under the Powder Alliance for 2020-2012 in the Northwest are White Pass, Mission Ridge, Bogus Basin, Bridger Bowl, Mt. Hood SkiBowl, Timberline, and Silver Mountain.
In California, the Powder Alliance embraces Sugar Bowl, Mountain High (the founding home on the Alliance), Sierra Tahoe and China Peak. In Colorado, partners are Monarch and Loveland.
Western Canada resorts include Whitewater, Castle Mountain, and Marmot Basin, while overseas Kiroro and La Parva round out the roster.