Since its inception in 2012, The Mountain Collective Pass has been making waves in the ski industry, adding world class destination after world class destination to its ranks. The pass began with Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. In 2013, the pass added Snowbird, Mammoth Mountain and Whistler Blackcomb. Last year, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine joined in on the party. And recently announced for this year, Sun Valley, Idaho will be included on the pass for 2015-16. To put the cherry on top, purchasing The Mountain Collective Pass this spring guarantees you the lowest price of the season at just $369, and you’ll receive two free days at Valle Nevado in Chile and bonus day to the TMC destination of your choice.
So, to recap, with the purchase of a 2015-16 Mountain Collective Pass this spring, you can ski two days at AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, Sun Valley, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Valle Nevado and Whistler Blackcomb, and receive a 50 percent discount on all additional days, free of blackout dates.
So, why should you be excited about this year’s additions to The Mountain Collective Pass? Here’s a quick rundown:
In the words of FREESKIER contributor and rippin’ pro skier Collin Collins, “Sun Valley is hailed as America’s original destination ski resort.” And for good reason. Bald Mountain boasts an impressive 3,400 feet of vertical that includes eight huge bowls to rip turns down. Ketchum native Karl Fostvedt says, in the aforementioned piece by Collins, “catching Baldy on a bluebird pow day is unforgettable. There are over 2,000 acres of inbounds skiing available, as well as some of the best backcountry in the world.”
And for those who yawn at the thought of skiing anything lacking a jib yard, there’s Dollar Mountain. Dollar offers two separate progression parks for those looking to enhance their skill set, as well as an expert park that includes countless creative features as well as a 22-foot superpipe.
If that’s not enough to tickle your fancy, you should find a new sport.
But let’s not forget the other part of the puzzle for spring pass purchasers: two free days this summer at Chile’s Valle Nevado. Valle Nevado has the most skiable area of any ski resort in South America at more than 7,000 acres. With a summit elevation of 12,038 feet, the snow is almost always primo, and with 80-percent of the season featuring sunny days, it’s hard not to have a good time at this Southern Hemisphere resort.
And of course there’s the top-notch skiing at all of the other Mountain Collective destinations. Enjoy the raucous aprés scenes in Aspen and Whistler; catch AltaSnowbird on a deep day to experience Utah’s world renowned blower pow; challenge yourself in the steeps at Jackson Hole, Ski Banff and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows; or go buck wild in the park at Mammoth. Whatever type of skiing you fancy, you’ll find it with the Mountain Collective Pass.
To recap: if you purchase your Mountain Collective Pass this spring before stock runs out, you receive two days of skiing at eight of North America’s top skiing destinations, an additional day at the destination of your choice and two days of shredding in Valle Nevado, Chile. What’re you waiting for?