Ikon Pass Sale – Get the Lowdown Here
1 pass, 26 destinations.
Alterra, the new owners of the Steamboat Ski Area, recently unveiled the Ikon Pass and they are now on sale for the 2018/2019 ski season. With access to 26 ski resorts from the West to the Rockies, Canada to the Eastern U.S., the pass offers skiers and riders more options than ever for where to hit the slopes.
Read on for the low-down.
WHAT IS THE COST?
The short answer is that the Ikon Pass is $899 and the Ikon Base Pass is $599 for adults if purchased by April 30 (see “benefits” section below for details on the Base Pass).
Teen Passes (ages 13-17) are $719 for the Ikon Pass and $479 for the Ikon Base Pass.
Child Passes (ages 5-12) are $449 for the Ikon Pass and $299 for the Ikon Base Pass. Children ages 4 and under are $29 for either the Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass. See below for discounted Child “add-on” Pass pricing.
Pricing for Teen and Child Passes is based on the child’s age as of the date of purchase.
There is no financing option or “pay a deposit now and the balance by a later date” option offered for Ikon Passes or Ikon Base Passes. There are also no special senior or student pricing, and no 8-day or 15-day passes.
DEADLINE? WHEN DO I NEED TO PURCHASE MY PASS?
The Pass prices above are offered until April 30, after which time they may or may not go up. Alterra has not made any announcements yet regarding pass prices after the initial April 30 offering.
One caveat – for the discounted Child “add-on” Pass (see below), you must purchase both the adult pass and the child pass by April 9.
To be safe, if you want to ensure that you are going to get the best price, you should purchase your pass by April 30 (or April 9 if you are going to take advantage of the Child “add-on” discounted pass option).
IS THERE A KIDS SKI FREE PROGRAM OFFERED?
There is no “Kids Ski Free” program, but you can purchase one “add-on” Child Pass for children ages 12 and under with each full price adult pass purchased. A Child add-on Ikon Pass is $199, Ikon Base Pass is $149 (with the same limitations as the Ikon Base Pass) if both the adult and child passes are purchased by April 9.
The caveat here is the April 9 Deadline for the discounted add-on price. After April 9, the “add-on” option goes away and you will have to pay the full Child Pass rate ($449 for Ikon Pass, $299 for Ikon Base Pass).
Passes for children ages 4 and under are a stand-alone item and are $29 regardless of whether they are purchased in conjunction with an adult pass or not.
IS THERE A STEAMBOAT-ONLY PASS OFFERED?
The only “Steamboat-only” pass offered is the Merchant Pass, offered through the Steamboat Resort Chamber Association at a price of $999. There is no discounted Child Pass price under the Merchant Pass program.
The Merchant Pass program is administered by companies who are members of the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association for the benefit of their employees, and when offered through an employer, allows employees to put down a deposit on a ski pass then pay off the pass by a deadline determined by the employer. Details of Merchant Pass offerings are determined by employers, and not administered or determined by the Steamboat Ski Area or Alterra.
WHAT ARE THE 26?
With the Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass, you get access to 26 ski areas across the U.S. and into Canada. In the West, you can ski or ride Big Bear, June Mountain, Mammoth and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. In the Rockies – Steamboat, Alta/Snowbird, Aspen/Snowmass, Big Sky, Copper Mountain, Deer Valley, Eldora, Jackson Hole, and Winter Park. The Canadian resorts include Blue Mountain, Revelstoke, SkiBig3 and Tremblant. And out East, you can ski and ride at Killington, Loon Mountain/Sugarloaf/Sunday River, Snowshoe, Stratton and Sugarbush.
ARE THERE LIMITATIONS ON ACCESS?
– IKON PASS –
Steamboat, Big Bear, June Mountain, Mammoth, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Copper, Eldora, Winter Park, Blue Mountain, Tremblant, Stratton and Snowshoe.
7 Days Each:
Alta/Snowbird, Aspen/Snowmass, Big Sky, Deer Valley, Jackson Hole, Revelstoke, SkiBig3, Killington, Loon Mountain/Sugarloaf/Sunday River and Sugarbush.
No blackout dates.
– IKON BASE PASS –
Big Bear, June Mountain (B), Mammoth (B), Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows (B), Copper Mountain, Eldora, Winter Park, Blue Mountain, Tremblant, Snowshoe
5 Days at Each (B):
Alta/Snowbird, Aspen/Snowmass, Big Sky, Deer Valley, Jackson Hole, Steamboat, Revelstoke, SkiBig3, Killington, Loon Mountain/Sugarloaf/Sunday River, Stratton, Sugarbush.
Blackout Dates: Where noted with (B) above, blackout dates are Dec. 26-31, 2018; Jan. 19-20, 2019; Feb. 16-17, 2019.
As an Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass Holder, you are entitled to additional benefits such as discounted friends and family tickets, retail discounts on food, beverage & lodging, and discounted access to CMH Heli-Skiing.
HOW DO I PURCHASE?
Passes can be purchased at the Steamboat Ski Area ticket office, or online by CLICKING HERE.