Six scenarios where you can take advantage of the Mountain Collective’s new bonus day

March 13th, 2014 by

The Mountain Collective Pass just went on sale for the 2014/15 season, its third season in existence. The Mountain Collective includes two days of skiing at 13 of the world’s finest ski resorts, including 50% off lift tickets after you’ve used up your two days. If purchased this spring, Mountain Collective holders are guaranteed the lowest price of $359 for adults, and a minuscule $99 for kids. Of the 13 resorts listed on the Mountain Collective, six of them were ranked in the top 10 overall resorts from our 2014 Resort Guide.

Click here for the breakdown of the resorts on the pass and our thoughts on each.

New for this year, if you buy the Mountain Collective Pass this spring (while supplies last), you’ll get a third day of skiing at any of the Mountain Collective resorts. How valuable can this extra day be? Let’s play out a few all-to-common scenarios you’re bound to encounter at the world class resorts on The Mountain Collective Pass.

After you’ve checked out the advantages of those extra days be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page to enter your email for a chance to win a free Mountain Collective Pass.

Whistler Blackcomb:

You’re in the midst of an extended apr├ęs celebration when you finally get a Tinder connection with that hot server from Sushi Village. They invite you for early ups the next morning because their roommate knows someone who knows someone that works for the mountain. You’re able to take advantage of this lucky situation because of that advantageous extra day on your pass.

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Who knows what could happen with an extra day in Whistler?

Aspen/Snowmass:

Heavy snow during your trip caused Aspen Highlands to close Highland Bowl for control work for the entirety of your stay. You run into a patroller at the Sky Hotel and he tells you that it’s opening tomorrow, but to keep it on the down-low. You’ve always wanted to hike that thing, so you order another bloody and give a cheers your ski bros, because tomorrow is going to be all time and you’ve got a ticket.

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The Highland Bowl. Photo by Jeremy Swanson.

Mammoth Mountain:

On your last day in Mammoth you notice the Unbound Park crew starts a re-build of South Park. You change your plans in order to get a bonus day of hitting some of the most meticulously crafted jumps in the world.

Squaw/Alpine:

Pineapple Express storm unloads a classic six foot dump on Squaw/Alpine during the last day of your trip. You skied through the storm but, unfortunately, most of the upper portions of the mountain were closed due to heavy snowfall.Tomorrow the sun is set to come out, and the conditions should be all-time. And that’s just fine because you now have an extra day to slay KT-22 when it opens for the first time since the storm started. First chair tomorrow is yours.

AltaSnowbird:

After two sunny days at Alta/Snowbird, a massive Utah snowstorm closes Little Cottonwood Canyon the night before you’re scheduled to leave. Turns out you couldn’t get to the Salt Lake City airport if you wanted to. You’re now “inter lodge.” Bummer? Nope, you’ve got that third day to shred some deep Wasatch pow. Sleeping under a cafeteria table doesn’t even phase you.

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All of these could be yours at Snowbird. Photo courtesy of The Mountain Collective.

Jackson Hole:

You’ve been storm skiing/riding at Jackson Hole your entire trip so far. The last wave of snow closes Teton Pass. Driving is not an option, but first tram tomorrow is. You skip the Mangy Moose at night (for once), get to bed early and are in line at 6 a.m. with your extra ticket. Skies clear, two feet of fresh and you’re in the first bucket. Lucky you.

Whatever your reason, purchasing the Mountain Collective Pass today ensures you get two days at thirteen of the world’s best resorts, plus an extra third day at any one of those resorts, something that could make or break your ski trip.

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About the author:
Donny O'Neill hails from the mystical, faraway land of New Hartford, CT. When he's not in the mountains searching for Big Foot, he's the Associate Editor here at Freeskier.