10 reasons you definitely need a Mountain Collective pass for the 2017-18 season

10 reasons you definitely need a Mountain Collective pass for the 2017-18 season

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There’s a lot of hoopla these days about which season pass is “the right one.” It’s almost like a dating game—seeing which pass aligns best with your personal interests, travel schedule and aspirations. We’ve already outlined 11 things you need to know about the Mountain Collective pass, but if you’re still on the fence, listen up.

Below, you’ll find 10 reasons why you—yes, you—definitely need a Mountain Collective pass. If any of these statements read true, do yourself a favor and seriously consider purchasing The Collective pass for the upcoming 2017-18 winter season. With access to 56,283 skiable acres of terrain, 44 mountains, 481 lifts, 2,818 trails and 6,831 inches of annual snowfall, the Mountain Collective pass might just be your ticket to glory.


1. You live in an urban area and have to travel some distance to hit the slopes.

Make Aspen your home away from home. PHOTO: Hal Williams

2. You’ve been looking for an excuse to ski Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Revelstoke, Squaw Valley, Taos, Snowbird and Alta all in one season.

Turns at Revy followed by a long weekend in Wyoming—where do we sign up? PHOTO: Eric Berger

3. You know Japanese, and, therefore, can order local dishes when you visit Niseko, one of the Mountain Collective’s new locations for 2017-18.

Dining at the famous Hanayoshi restaurant in the winter is a bit of luxury – seats get booked out for dinner weeks in advance and tasting menus start from 10,000 yen per person. But if you happen to be around Niseko town in summer, take advantage of better availability and prices! This family run sushi restaurant uses only the highest quality seafood (with certain varieties delivered straight from the Tokyo Tsukiji fish market) and has top notch chefs running the kitchen. ___ For today's lunch we went with a chirashi sushi set (also known as sushi rice bowl) that included everything that is pictured in the photo for 2,500 yen. Great deal, if you ask me 🙂 ___ #hokkaido #niseko #hirafu #japan #japanlovers #offthebeatenpath #hokkaidobound #hokkaidotrip #beautifuljapan #foodie #sushi #seafood #foodstagram

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4. You are a travel-oriented skier, hoping to conquer many locations in a single season.

Trains, trams, planes and automobiles. Your way to fresh tracks this winter.

5. You like VIP treatment when it comes to lodging, which comes standard with the Mountain Collective’s exclusive lodging deals.

Can't beat the Chilean sunsets at the ski-in/ski-out Hotel Valle Nevado! #vivevalle

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6. You believe in Protecting Our Winters.

Happy #EarthDay from @steepskiing, @myshellparker and @jimwmorrison from a glacier in Alaska. Thanks for thinking of us, guys!

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7. You need an affordable pass for the whole family. Kids passes are only $99.

Chicken nuggets and fresh tracks for everyone!

8. You hate blackout days on the mountain (that don’t involve beer). You can use the Mountain Collective pass at any resort, anytime throughout the winter.

What’s the difference between a chickpea and a garbanzo bean?

9. Like most people, you enjoy 50% off when buying things, including additional days at any of The Collective destinations.

Because it just snowed another foot and you’ve got nowhere better to be. PHOTO: Jeremy Swanson

10. You want to ski as much as possible for the most reasonable price.

Your spirit animal always gets first tracks. PHOTO: Dan Evans

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