A plethora of resorts join the Ikon Pass including Cypress Mountain

Cypress Mountain. Photo by Destination British Columbia

A day doesn’t go by of late without another resort being added to the Ikon Pass, the season pass offering from Alterra Mountain Company. Yesterday it was Taos, day before that it was Brighton, today it’s Cypress Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain. Pretty soon they’ll be no resorts left to join.

But wait, there is always more, right? Access to Loon Mountain in New Hampshire and Sugarloaf and Sunday River in Maine just tripled. 

The Summit at Snoqualmie, Cypress Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain will offer 7 days each on the Ikon Pass, and 5 days each on the Ikon Base Pass with 10 holiday blackout dates (Dec. 26-31, 2018; Jan. 19-20, 2019; Feb. 16-17, 2019).

Loon Mountain, Sugarloaf, and Sunday River originally offered 7 days combined between the three destinations on the Ikon Pass, (5 days combined between the three destinations on the Ikon Base Pass) and will now offer 7 days at each destination (5 days at each destination on the Ikon Base Pass), bringing access to 21 days total on the Ikon Pass (15 days total on the Ikon Base Pass).

“For 70 years Boyne Resorts has been guided by a focus to create memorable experiences for our guests and we are deeply committed to maintaining the individual character of each of our destinations. This is what the Ikon Pass is about, so we are thrilled to add our Pacific Northwest and Midwest destinations to the Ikon Pass community,” said Stephen Kircher, President and CEO, Boyne Resorts.

“And by increasing access to our destinations in the East, we are excited to offer a variety of winter experiences throughout North America.”

“With new destinations in the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest, plus expanded access in the Northeast, the Ikon Pass now offers access throughout key ski markets in North America, opening up even more opportunities for Ikon Pass holders to explore all of our iconic destinations,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer of Alterra Mountain Company.

The Summit at Snoqualmie includes Alpental Ski Area and is nestled in the heart of the Washington Cascades, less than an hour from Seattle. The destination has four base areas with two terrain parks, night skiing, winter-tubing, Nordic skiing, and terrain for all abilities.

Cypress Mountain is located 30 minutes from Vancouver and offers skiers and riders the most terrain, vertical drop, lifts and best snow conditions on the highest peak of Vancouver’s legendary North Shore Mountains. It is also the proud home of Canada’s first Olympic gold medal on home snow.

Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain are Northern Michigan’s premier mountain destinations, located 280 miles north of Detroit, offering more skiable acres than anywhere else in lower Michigan, including the state’s longest ski run.

The Ikon Pass launched in January 2018 and is a collaboration of industry leaders – Alterra Mountain Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort, Taos Ski Valley, and Thredbo.

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.


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