Call it Epic-Lite or Ikon 2.0, but the southern Colorado-based Power Pass has taken off around the country, into Canada and across the seas.
In the brave new world of season ticketing, most every resort in the U.S. has decided to team up with a major season pass company in order to increase skier-visits and introduce their mountains to skiers and ‘boarders who might never come without the promise of free lift rides. And give their regulars some mountains out West to explore.
The brainstorm of James Coleman and Mountain Capital Partners, the multi-resort season Power Pass began with unlimited skiing and riding at MCP-owned mountains in the West – now numbering six with Purgatory, Arizona Snowbowl, Ski Hesperus, Pajarito, Sipapu and Nordic Valley.
Last season, it added a few partners but this year, the Power Pass partnership program – where you get three free days plus discounts thereafter – went global. Its list includes 28 resorts in the U.S., two in Canada, and five abroad in Germany, Austria, Spain and Japan.
The extent of the $699 pass that offers the three days of unlimited skiing and riding goes from Maine (Lost Valley) to Alaska (Eaglecrest); from North Carolina (Beech Mountain) to Iowa (Sundown Mountain); from the White Mountains of New England (Black Mountain) to the Southern Rockies (Monarch); and many more in between.
A few of the partner resorts have restrictions that require on-site lodging, and others have blackout dates.
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