Some skiers have season passes to their favorite nearby mountain resorts (ahem Epic Pass users). Other skiers have passes to the single mountain they love to travel to in the winter—or have a second home at. And the rest of us skiers are resort hoppers who can’t settle on one favorite ski spot for the winter—we’d rather try them all.
The problem with the third option is that the lift tickets at the different resorts get pricey. These wandering skiers are often left paying ticket window price for resort hopping, which can get costly—and that’s not counting the travel to get there and the lodging. But thanks to Liftopia, the company that offers discount lift tickets to ski resorts across North America, skiers who don’t want to spend the ski season with a majority of their ski days at one resort—or resorts owned under the same company–without breaking the bank don’t have to.
A few years ago, Liftopia introduced a ski pass unique from all the others out there. The Mountain Collective Pass grants skiers access to seven world-class ski destinations across North America. In purchasing a pass, which is currently priced at $409 for adults, passholders receive two days of skiing at each destination as well as other perks.
Here’s what you want to keep in mind about the Mountain Collective Pass for the 2014-2015 season.
- You can still buy a Mountain Collective Pass for this season. The hours are ticking down (really, really quickly), but you have until the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve to purchase a pass to be used this season.
- Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Resorts, or Ski Big 3 as these three ski resorts are affectionately known in Alberta, Canada, are new additions to this season’s Mountain Collective Pass. What this means for skiers is two additional ski days, bringing the total to 14 ski days included in the $409 price.
- For the 2014-2015, the Mountain Collective destinations include: AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Resorts, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, and Whistler Blackcomb.
- Used up all 14 days bouncing from resort to resort across North America? Have no fear: additional days at each Mountain Collective pass-accessible resort can be purchased for 50 percent off.
- Want to ski Aspen over the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend? Or how about Squaw Valley on President’s Day? No problem. This pass has no blackout dates for users.
- Pass perks also include up to 25 percent off lodging at The Collective destinations.
For more details or to purchase a Mountain Collective pass, check out its website. Already have a 2014-2015 pass and don’t want another one? There’s always next season.