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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

Ikon Goes On Sale Starting At $599; SkiBig3, Revelstoke, Sugarbush Join In


Add Revelstoke and Banff Sunshine Village to your bucket list next winter. (Sunshine/Alterra Mountain Co.)

The newest player in the multi-resort pass game has announced pricing for 2018-2019 and has added SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada, Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont, as its newest partners, for a total of over 63,000 skiable acres of unique terrain at 26 mountain destinations in North America.

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Sugarbush, Snowbasin Join The Mountain Collective

Sugarbush, Snowbasin Join The Mountain Collective

Snowbasin joins The Mountain Collective. (Snowbasin Facebook)

Sugarbush, Vermont and Snowbasin, Utah have joined The Mountain Collective for the 2017-18 season, bringing the pass alliance count to 16 resorts worldwide, with more than 51,306 acres of terrain, 2,517 trails and 458 lifts.

A limited number of Mountain Collective passes are on sale for $399.

Also new for the 2017-18 season, Alta and Snowbird in the Salt Lake City area, and Banff Sunshine and Lake Louise in the Banff National Park area will be considered as separate and distinct destinations, providing passholders with two days at each and unlimited 50 percent off days with no blackouts.

The dividing of the destinations along with the addition of Snowbasin and Sugarbush brings the total ski days available from full partners to 32 days at 16  destinations.

In addition, spring pass purchasers receive one bonus day at the destination of their choice and two additional days at Global Affiliate Resorts - Valle Nevado, Chile, Hakuba Valley, Japan and Chamonix Mont Blanc, France.

For a limited time, pricing for the kids pass (12 and under) is just $1 for the 2017-2018 season when purchased this spring with an Adult Pass, offering an incredible deal for families.

Sugarbush and Snowbasin join Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Coronet Peak – The Remarkables, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Mammoth, Revelstoke, Snowbird, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Sun Valley, Taos, Telluride and Thredbo.


“We are delighted to join the Mountain Collective, and feel that it is a great fit for Sugarbush,” says Win Smith, President and majority owner of Sugarbush. “The Collective brings together the best independently-owned ski resorts across the country—and some abroad—and offers a terrific pass product, as well as benefits for each mountain’s passholders and staff. We are honored to be in the company of these well-respected mountains and are excited to offer these additional benefits to our Sugarbush community. I have personally skied at many of the Mountain Collective resorts and consider them among my favorites.”

“Snowbasin Resort is honored to join the Mountain Collective family,” says John Loomis, Snowbasin resort general manager. “The Mountain Collective offers skiers and riders the opportunity to enjoy the finest mountain resorts in the world. Snowbasin Resort, home to the speed events in the 2002 Winter Games, is proud to add to the opportunities for passholders.”

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Sunshine Village First Canadian Ski Resort To Open

Sunshine Village First Canadian Ski Resort To Open

Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park.

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort is the first resort in Canada to open its doors to ski and snowboard enthusiasts, November 3. This is Sunshine’s earliest opening in over 30 years. 


The resort opened with four lifts including Wawa, Strawberry, Jackrabbit and Wolverine, one magic carpet and one eight-passenger gondola. With a current base of over 69 cm (27 in) of all-natural snow, Sunshine Village is poised for a solid start to the 2016-17 season.

“A large amount of precipitation starting in early October means the champagne powder snow has piled up fast,” says Dave Riley, Chief Operating Officer at Sunshine Village. “The Sunshine Village team has been working incredibly hard and we are thrilled to be the first resort in Canada to open its doors to our guests.” 

Sunshine Village

The resort is now offering full ski school programs as well as Tiny Tiger and Kids Kampus programs, in addition to opening select on-mountain dining and retail venues. 

Banff’s only ski-in, ski-out hotel, the Sunshine Mountain Lodge,  opens Friday, November 11.

Skiers and riders are advised to use caution as early season conditions mean there may be unmarked natural hazards around the resort.

You can watch Sunshine’s progress on mountain cams and check out daily snow conditions.

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Banff Ski Areas To Debut Additions, Upgrades

Tee Pee Town Heated Quad (Sunshine Village)Canada’s Banff National Park is home to Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village. Their collective 2015-16 seasons feature a number of changes. Here are some:

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Canada’s Sunshine Village Opens Extreme Terrain; Adds Delirium Dive

Sunshine Village's Delirium Dive (Facebook/Dan Hudson)

Alberta, Canada's  Sunshine Village completes its big mountain terrain by opening Delirium Dive. 


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Sunshine Village ‘OK’ After Floods Devastate Region

Sunshine Village floods

”We’re okay,” Sunshine Village Communications Manager and native Calgarian Tanya Otis told SnoCountry.com after severe flooding devastated the region and brushed hard against the ski resort.  


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It’s An Event-Filled Christmas In Canada

Fire and Ice Show, Whistler Blackcomb, BC

Ski resorts across Canada are planning a number of fun-filled events for every member of the family. Here is just a sampling. 

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Book Winter Vacation Deals Now; Enjoy The Savings

Lutsen Lodging

Get an early taste of skiing or snowboarding for the 2012/13 season by checking out the following deals. Then, just enjoy. 

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Alberta’s ‘Big 3’ Add New Lifts, Play Zone, Food Options

Lake Louise

Canada’s “Big 3” – Mt. NorquayThe Lake Louise Ski Area, and Sunshine Village – have  new offerings for  this ski season in Banff, Alberta. 

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