by Ethan Shaheen November 14, 2022 3 min read
We've all been saving up to buy new skis, gear, and of course, that best bang-for-your-buck mountain pass. But the question is, which is the best pass for you?
Well, in no particular order, here is a rundown of the best passes for riders who plan on hitting multiple Rocky Mountain resorts this season.
A fantastic option for Canadians and Americans, the Mountain Collective includes 25 different mountains that EACH offer you 2 FREE days of skiing & 50% off any day afterwards! Add that up for 50 days of free skiing (if you can afford to travel the globe skiing, lol)!! If you plan on travelling internationally this season, the MC is the pass for you as it includes many mountains in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Japan, and France. Pass holders also get special Mountain Collective lodging deals and there are NO BLACKOUT DATES.
Also, Marmot Basin here in Alberta has been added this season!Canadian
Canadian Mountains: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Resort, Panorama Mountain Resort, Marmot Basin, Le Massif de Charlevoix, and Sun Peaks Resort.
Price: CAD 699 - USD 599 (be aware, there are a limited number of collective passes each season)
If you're an Albertan who plans on doing most of your skiing in AB and BC, this is a great option to have UNLIMITED days on the slopes. A SkiBig3 Season Pass provides unlimited access to SEVEN different resorts! On top of that, you receive 50% off at any Mountain Collective resort!
Mountains: Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff Sunshine Village, Mt. Norquay Ski Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Nakiska Ski Area, and Marmot Basin.
Price: CAD 3,299 - USD 2,439
If you're looking to stay in the Bow Valley this winter but want unlimited skiing, this is the best option. It'll give you unlimited access to the Bow Valley as well as 50% off at all Mountain Collective locations with no blackouts!
Mountains: Lake Louise Ski Resort, Mt. Norquay Ski Resort, and Banff Sunshine Village.
Price: CAD 2,799 - USD 2,069
Another great option for those who might want to be doing some travelling this winter. The Ikon Pass gives you unlimited skiing at 14 different destinations (located in the US, QC, and ON) as well as 7 days of skiing at over 40 different locations (including resorts in AB, BC, US, AUS, JP, CL, NZ, AT, IT, and CH). This pass is truly unparalleled in the number of options available with a total of 54 different mountains on the pass with no blackout dates.
Canadian Mountains: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Cypress Mountain Resort, Red Mountain Ski Resort, Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village, Mt. Norquay, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Nakiska Ski Area, Panorama Mountain Resort *NEW*, Sun Peaks Resort *NEW* and Marmot Basin.
Price: CAD 1,244 - USD 919 (other/cheaper options available)
With the prices of single-day lift tickets at Whistler Blackcomb, if you're planning on doing a multi-day trip there, this pass is worth it. The Epic Pass gives you 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.
Canadian Mountains: Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Nakiska Ski Area, Stoneham Mountain Resort, and Mont-Sainte Anne.
Price: CAD 1,216 - USD 899 but the price goes up on November 20th
Are you looking for one set of skis to handle all these mountains? Easy choice, go grab a set of VICE 105's and thank us later!
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