Are you skiing in the Rockies this season? It's important to purchase a pass that suits your needs based on the mountains you'll be going to! As Canada's premium ski and snowboard brand, we wanted to give you a nice and simple rundown of the best passes for skiing the Canadian Rockies this season.
With 5 Continents, 24 destinations, and 48 free days of skiing, the Mountain Collective Pass is one heck of a deal for Canadians and Americans. The MCP includes 25 different mountains that EACH offer you 2 FREE days of skiing & 50% off any day afterwards! Add that up for 48 days of free skiing!! If you plan on travelling internationally this season the MCP is the pass for you as it includes many mountains in Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Japan, and France. Pass holders also get special Mountain Collective lodging deals and there are NO BLACKOUT DATES.
Seven of the best mountains in the Canadian Rockies came together to create the Rocky Mountain Passport! It's essentially a season pass for several mountains where there are no blackout dates and you get exclusive benefits at each location. A great option for dedicated Alberta and interior BC riders.
Shoutout to the Indie Pass, honestly, it's a pass that is dedicated to promoting small, community-driven resorts with minimal commercialization! With the Indie Pass you receive two free days and a third discounted day at over 180 different locations in Canada, the United States, and Japan (beware there are blackout dates with the Indie Base Pass option).
Get unlimited access (no blackout dates) to all SkiBig3 locations PLUS 50% off at any Mountain Collective Pass locations, and access to 4 buddy passes to give to your friends ($ 119-day tickets)! You'll also receive some rad benefits at three ski resorts, the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub and local businesses in Banff & Lake Louise.
Canadian Mountains: Lake Louise Ski Resort, Mt. Norquay Ski Resort, and Banff Sunshine Village.
Price: CAD 2,969 - USD 2,167 (adult pass) with youth, child, student, family, senior and midweek options available.
Unlimited access to 16 different mountains (note: Blue Mountain & Tremblant are the only Canadian mountains with unlimited access) plus 7 free days at 41 locations worldwide! With mountains in Canada, the United States, Andorra, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Chile this is perfect for anyone looking to get a good amount of days on slopes in North America plus planning an overseas trip. Unfortunately for Canadians or people looking to travel to Canada - Kimberley, Fernie, Nakiska, and Marmot Basin were removed from the pass for this season.
If you're planning on doing a multi-day trip to Whistler this season, the Epic Pass is a must-have! With the Epic Pass, you'll receive unlimited access to Whistler, mountains across the US and a few in Australia. You also get 7 days of skiing at 6 different mountains in Canada and more free days at resorts in Japan, Switzerland, and Austria. This pass also took a hit for Canadian riders as Whistler is not the only Canadian resort being offered; it's really only worthwhile for those going to Whistler.
Gregory Louie, Doctor of Physical Therapy (aka @the_ski_pt on Insta) discusses some simple ski exercises and workouts you can do to help prevent knee injuries this season! Greg specializes in building ski-specific strength & conditioning programs and helping injured skiers with their rehab. His unique niche has given opportunities for him to work with the U.S. Ski Team as a volunteer medical provider.