Featured Image: Courtesy of Loon Mountain Resort
After announcing the addition of Taos Ski Valley to the Ikon Pass yesterday, Alterra Mountain Company was quick to follow up with another wave of news this morning revealing its latest partnerships with The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington, Cypress Mountain in British Columbia and Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain in Michigan. With the addition of these Pacific Northwest and Midwest ski areas, skiers from every corner of the country can enjoy the splendor that is the Ikon Pass. Plus, east coast ski areas Loon Mountain, Sugarloaf and Sunday River are increasing access to their resorts. Originally offering 7 days combined between the three resorts, each destination will now offer seven days on the Ikon Pass and five days on the Ikon Base Pass.
“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 in a press release.
Less than an hour from Seattle, The Summit at Snoqualmie–which includes Alpental Ski Area–has four base areas, two terrain parks and trails ranging from beginner to expert across its 1,994 skiable acres and 2,280-foot vertical. The destination also offers winter tubing, Nordic skiing trails and night skiing.
Deemed the highest peak of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains, Cypress Mountain is conveniently located 30 minutes from Vancouver and boasts 600 skiable acres, a 2,010-foot vertical and an annual snowfall of 245 inches for skiers to enjoy.
Home to Michigan’s longest ski run–1.25 miles–Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain offer more skiable acres, 850 combined, than anywhere else in lower Michigan. Located 280 miles north of Detroit, Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain guests can also partake in winter zip lining, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat tire biking.
“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,” said Stephen Kircher, president and CEO of Boyne Resorts in that same press release. “And by increasing access to our destinations in the East, we are excited to offer a variety of winter experiences throughout North America.”
With 34 destinations in 12 states, four Canadian provinces, across two continents, the Ikon Pass has set itself up as one of the gateways to the world’s most iconic skiing destinations.