Four of your favorite ski resorts form The Mountain Collective, offer shared pass

Comments by Henrik Lampert/

An exciting collaboration was announced this morning, allowing skiers to shred Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows on one single pass. The alliance of the four independent resorts—dubbed The Mountain Collective—is made possible through a unique partnership with Liftopia.

For $349, The Mountain Collective pass gets you two days of skiing at each of the four destinations. Additionally, you’ll receive a 50-percent discount on unlimited lift tickets at each destination once your “free” days have been used. A variety of lodging deals will also be available to passholders throughout the season.

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Pat Sewell rips on Ajax Mountain, Aspen. Photo: Henrik Lampert

The Mountain Collective pass grants access to eight mountains with a combined 16,000 acres of terrain. “This is a completely new concept for a ski pass and gives winter enthusiasts the freedom to access some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, “ explains Christian Knapp, vice president of marketing, Aspen Skiing Company. “There’s been an incredible spirit of collaboration amongst the partners to bring this historic alliance and innovative new product to life.”

Jeff Hanle, Director of PR for Aspen Ski Company, notes, “There have been talks about a partnership like this for more than a year. But really in the past six months is when things started to gel and come together. In that time, all the partners have really come to the forefront.”

For those who manage a handful of getaways in a single season to destinations around the West, this pass offering may very well dictate the stops along the way for winter 2012/13. For those who have not been able to organize similar trips in years past, perhaps this pass provides the perfect incentive. One thing is for sure, this pass warrants serious consideration.

The Mountain Collective pass is available for purchase effective immediately at themountaincollective.com.

Introducing The Mountain Collective™

*Notes from the official press release: The pass is available for children (ages 12 and under) for $229. The pass will also offer incentives to premier pass holders at the participating resorts. Visit www.TheMountainCollective.com or call (800) 705-6286 for more information. Current pricing valid until Monday November 19, 2012. Price subject to change.